Open Share is a place for anyone -- writer, writer/performer, composer, choreographer, director – who is developing a piece of musical theater to show up and share it, chat about it, get feedback if they want, or just to chat broadly about their work experiences. If you’re seeking a positive environment for peer feedback and support on your musical theater projects, this is a space for you.
While drop-ins are welcome, we encourage you to register online. This initiative is moderated by Arpita Mukherjee and Jeremy Stoller.
- - -
Arpita Mukherjee is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company and the Festival Chair of Tamasha: A South Asian Performing Arts Festival. Upcoming: Eh Dah: Questions for My Father at Next Door @NYTW (Director), Climate Change Project with UNICEF (Director), Monsoon Wedding The Musical (Book Writer), India Pale Ale at MTC (Assistant Director). She is developing work at The Public Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and WP Theater. Recent credits: Monsoon Wedding the Musical at Berkeley Rep (Original Dramaturg, Associate Director), Appeasing Radhika - Baruch College (Director), An Evening of Indian Classics at TFNC (Director), Romeo and Juliet at the Access Theater (Director), and My First Time by Ken Davenport – DC premiere (Director). Arpita is a member of the WP Theater 2018-2020 Directors Lab, the 2018 Eugene O’ Neill National Directing Fellow a member of the 2018 Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a 2018 Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow.
- - -
Jeremy Stoller has served as dramaturg on the world premieres of Ken Urban's A Guide for the Homesick (Huntington Theatre) and Nibbler (The Amoralists @ Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); L M Feldman's A People (Orbiter 3); Paper Canoe's Light at Triskelion Arts; as well as Thomas Choinacky and John Jarboe's Beaut and R. Eric Thomas's Will You Accept This Friend Request?, both at First Person Arts Festival; and on the US premiere of Ken Urban's Sense of an Ending at 59E59 Theaters. Additional dramaturgy/literary work with Crashbox, Disney Theatrical, The Flea, George Street Playhouse, Jewish Plays Project, Luna Stage, Musical Theatre Factory, PlayPenn, terraNOVA Collective, Working Theater.
Jeremy is the Director of New Work for Keen Company. From 2010 to 2013 he served as the literary manager at Two River Theater. Founder, The Dramaturgy Open Office Hour Project, which has been sharing resources with artists in cities around North America since 2014 and was profiled in American Theatre magazine. Co-founder, Beehive Dramaturgy Studio. He holds a BA from Drew University.