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Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout

The Glade

September 10, 2022

6:30 pm

The BringAbout, propels development of new stories and writers by introducing physicality, movement, and connection as a narrative tool early in the writing process.  Artistic Director of The BringAbout, Jennifer Jancuska, directs and choreographs a fluid group of professional actors, dancers, and musicians through the craft of collaboration as each concept and draft grows into a theatrical musical, play or film.  

The BringAbout x Little Island | Saturday September 10, 6:30 & 9:30pm

Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout performs Saturday September 10th as part of the brilliant and inspiring Storytelling Festival. Step into the development process with The BringAbout as we explore and discover stories on their way to becoming full blown musicals and plays. Expect dancing, singing, and live music performed by award winning artists from Broadway, film and TV who have been developing new work with The BringAbout for years!  This includes Taylor Iman Jones, (DEVIL WEAR’S PRADA), Michelle Veintimilla (GOTHAM), Eddy Lee (HAMILTON), Pierre Marais (ALADDIN), Hannah Corneau (WICKED), Hannah Cruz (SUFF’S, ONLY GOLD), Jarred Bedgood (RENT), Sarah Parker (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Max Carmel (ANNEOF GREEN GABLES), Veronica Fiaoni (WEST SIDE STORY), Ali Marconi (GUGGENHEIM FELLOW), Roddy Kennedy (HAMILTON), Jake Allen Smith, Ian Miller, and Melody Giron performing new work by Broadway and international writers and composers: Adam Gwon, Max Reuben, Hannah Corneau, Ross Baum, Enrico de Trizio, and Jocelyn Mackenzie. With the stars above us and music surrounding us, together we imagine new possibilities for the making of New York City theatre.

http://www.jenniferjancuska.com/tba @jencuska

*This event is part of Our Second Annual Storytelling Festival.

IN SHOW ORDER

1 – PREFACE
from the play titled, THEN OF COURSE, ALL THE THINGS HAPPENED, by Max Reuben

creative performing artist
PIERRE MARAIS
ENRICO DE TRIZIO

There was a time in your life
Maybe it was just a short time
Maybe you don’t even remember it. But it existed.
A time when all the things that
have happened to you, had yet to happen.

2 – 1N!ghtinJuly
from the memory play titled, BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FOOL, by Hannah Corneau and Ross Baum.

creative performing artists
CELESTE ROSE
with MAXWELL CARMEL
JARRED BEDGOOD
VERONICA FIAONI
JENNIFER JANCUSKA
ALI MARCONI
JAKE ALLEN SMITH

You know you want to leave here
You know you want to go out
You know you want to leave with me

3 – INVISIBLE FOR YEARS
conceived by Adam Gwon & Jennifer Jancuska
Inspired by the podcast titled, THE LIVING ROOM

creative performing artists
TAYLOR IMAN JONES
ALI MARCONI
RODDY KENNEDY
JARRED BEDGOOD
VERONICA FIAONI

Over half a block of gardens and across
a small street, there is this bright
window that I’d never noticed before.
At the exact eye level of my apartment.
I realized I’d never seen it because
there had always been curtains.
Invisible for years, and all of a sudden,
there’s this bright light, and no curtains.

4 – TAINTED WILD
conceived by Jennifer Jancuska & Enrico de Trizio in collaboration with Michelle Veintimilla. Inspired by luminary, Jonathan Demme and his brilliant use of music in film making. TAINTED LOVE is re-arranged with jazzy inflections and set in the diner scene of Demme’s classic film, SOMETHING WILD.

creative performing artists
MICHELLE VEINTIMILLA
ENRICO DE TRIZIO
JARRED BEDGOOD
PIERRE MARAIS
ALI MARCONI
IAN MILLER
JENNIFER JANCUSKA
JAKE ALLEN SMITH
MAXWELL CARMEL

You know, Charlie, she’s not gonna be too happy
driving around in a station wagon the rest of her life.
You better think about that. You better
ask yourself if you really want her.

5 – TRUE NORTH
conceived by Jocelyn Mackenzie, Jennifer Jancuska and Enrico de Trizio
Looking to the stars as the original storytellers, we hear the myth of Andromeda. And for the first time, experience it from her perspective.

creative performing artists
TAYLOR IMAN JONES
PIERRE MARAIS
MICHELLE VEINTIMILLA
CELESTE ROSE
VERONICA FIAONI
JENNIFER JANCUSKA
JARRED BEDGOOD
ELAINE COTTER
MAX CARMEL
JAKE ALLEN SMITH
ENRICO DE TRIZIO
IAN MILLER
MELODY GIRON

The truth is…
Yes, Andromeda was a Princess. A star.
But Andromeda was a person.
A person with choice.
A person whose choice was taken from her.

6 – POWERS
from the play, THEN OF COURSE, ALL THE THINGS HAPPENED, by Max Reuben, with sound & music design by Max Gordon

creative performing artists
PIERRE MARAIS
EDDY LEE
JESSE OBREMSKI
JENNIFER JANCUSKA

If you could have any one super power,
what superpower would it be?

7 – FIND MY WAY HOME
by Adam Gwon

creative performing artists
TAYLOR IMAN JONES
MELODY GIRON
JARRED BEDGOOD
MAX CARMEL
ELAINE COTTER
VERONICA FIAONI
JENNIFER JANCUSKA
PIERRE MARAIS
ALI MARCONI
JAKE ALLEN SMITH
MATT STEFFENS

I go out walking and get lost for hours
Something I never used to do
I wander off into these quiet places
Streets I never knew.