“It’s about one moment.”
A MUSICAL BY JASON ROBERT BROWN | DIRECTED BY KYLER TAUSTIN
Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown’s breathtaking song cycle, weaves together the stories and voices of a diverse cast of characters in a musical journey that transcends time and space. A soaring, vibrant score transports the audience through a mesmerizing exploration of the unknown world and the tough choices that follow. Bursting with life and discovery, Songs for a New World begs to be liberated from the walls of a theatre, and will be presented at over 10 outdoor venues throughout Massachusetts and Delmarva as Brown Box’s premier musical spectacular.
Hear my song: It’ll help you believe in tomorrow.
– Chorus, Songs for the New World
Kyler Taustin – DIRECTOR
Liz Kantor – MUSIC DIRECTOR
Tyler Catanella – CHOREOGRAPHER
Alex Lonati – PRODUCER
Hannah Pryfogle – ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
Erica Paige Brown – STAGE MANAGER
Sloth Levine – ASST. STAGE MANAGER
Joey Guthman – LIGHTING & SCENIC DESIGNER
JOEY GUTHMAN (Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer) is elated to return to Brown Box Theatre Project for a fifth time with Songs for A New World. Previous Lighting Design’s at BBTP include: Cymbeline, Taming of the Shrew, Blue Window and Macbeth. Elsewhere, Joey has designed up and down both coasts: credits including Blood Sugar (Highways); What Happened to Where I’ve Been (Attic Theatre Collective); Sisters Three (Inkwell Theatre); Ajax in Iraq (Not Man Apart Theatre), Stray (Bootleg Theatre), Infidelity in Pieces (Greenway Court Theatre), Neva (Shock Pulse Theatre), The Wong Street Journal (REDCAT, Miami Light Project, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts), Tell Me I’m Pretty (Greenway Court Theatre, REDCAT, Bootleg Theatre), Death Play (Circle X Theatre), and Swarm Cell (Greenway Court Theatre). He is a teaching artist at the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA. He has had the pleasure of working alongside esteemed designers at Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, Wooly Mammoth, Long Wharf Theatre, South Coast Rep, Music Academy of the West, ArtsEmerson, UCSD, USC, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and Matrix Theatre. Huge thank you to the hardest working Artistic Director and Stage Manager in the world: Kyler and Erica. Emerson College, BFA. JoeyGuthmanDesign.com
Matthew Williams – TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Lila West – COSTUME DESIGNER
Johnny Quinones – AUDIO ENGINEER
David D’aranjo – BASS
Brian Roman – DRUMS
Michael Mastroianni – TOURING PIANIST
Michael is a music director/musician originally from Westchester, New York, and Songs for A New World marks his 120th production. Credits as music director include Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Pippin & [title of show]. Michael has also written orchestrations for over a dozen productions, including Legally Blonde, Rent & The Wiz. Upcoming projects include Cabaret, All Shook Up, & The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Michael currently attends Berklee College of Music as a film scoring major.