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Saturday, November 2 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
New Works from New York – Making the Connection! LIMITED

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What’s it like for a Virginia student to collaborate with a New York City theatre writer to create and perform an original song? The University of Lynchburg Theatre Department has developed a program to make that happen! The Curtain Up Writers Workshop pairs New York writers with local university students to collaborate on brand new works. Come hear some of the songs, talk to the writers and student performers, and learn about this exciting and unique new program!

avatar for James Ballard

James Ballard

James Ballard, a Virginia native and graduate of Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County, is a composer, lyricist, and writer who has written works for choir, concert band, orchestra, pop/rock/jazz ensembles, and musical theatre. As composer, his shows include the full-length... Read More →
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Preston Max Allen

Preston Max Allen is a New York City-based playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has been featured at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Signature Theatre, Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Chautauqua Theater Company, Musical Theatre Factory, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. He conceived and... Read More →

Loretta Wittman

Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Curtain Call Musical Theatre Ensemble, University of Lynchburg
Loretta Wittman is an Associate Professor at the University of Lynchburg.  She is the founding Director of Curtain Call, the musical theatre ensemble that focuses on contemporary musical theatre styles and partners with emerging NYC musical theatre composers and lyricists to create... Read More →

Dana Ballard

University of Lynchburg
Dana Ballard is musical director, accompanist and vocal coach in the Theatre and Music Departments at the University of Lynchburg. She provides accompaniment for musical theatre courses and productions, opera workshop, voice class, private lessons and recitals. She is also the musical... Read More →

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
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