Book Writer for Musical | Playbill

Book Writer for Musical

CATEGORY: Editorial/Writing

Bedlam, Inc.
New York, NY

Job Details


Composer/lyricist Krishan Oberoi and dramaturg Patrick Saunders are collaborating with Bedlam in developing a new musical with NYC performances scheduled in March 2023. We are seeking a bookwriter to help bring this project to completion. This is a Bedlam commission with a one-week developmental lab scheduled for March 2023, with public performances directed by Bedlam’s Artistic Director Eric Tucker on Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th.

With an outline in place and much of the music and lyrics completed, we are seeking an artist who is excited to enter into a work-in-progress and employ their unique gifts as a playwright to complete and refine this theatrical undertaking. An initial workshop of the show material was held in March 2022 with an equity cast in NYC. Samples of the work can be heard at this link:

Selected applicants will be asked to submit an original test scene (2-3 pages of dialogue), addressing a particular moment in the show (applicants will retain the rights to any such sample material submitted during this process). Our timeline going forward is as follows:

· July 3rd – deadline to express interest

· June 6th – selected applicants will receive parameters for a brief test scene

· July 20th – deadline to submit test scene

· July 25th – Zoom interviews with selected applicants

· August 1st – announcement of commissioned playwright

Playwright will be paid $2000 for the work (first and second drafts) and will also retain partial ownership of the show, as agreed upon in a collaboration agreement with the composer/lyricist. Due to the collaborative nature of this work, the playwright should expect to engage in regular correspondence and communication with the creative team. This includes a weekly Zoom meeting from August-December 2022.

To apply, please send the following materials to [email protected]:

· an email expressing interest

· a 10-15 page writing sample

· a current CV

The deadline to submit these materials and express interest in this project is July 3rd, 2022.





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