In order to support the development of new music theater, works of narrative music, and cabaret— the Kimmel Center in collaboration with Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater invites world-class performing artists to create new work that engages and embraces our community. This residency program functions as an incubator for innovative performances while pushing artists both professionally and personally.
The partnership provides guidance and dramaturgy to artists in the creation of their works, with additional opportunity for further development and production at Joe’s Pub, the Kimmel Center and beyond. While the ultimate goal of the program is to produce completed works, the immediate aim is self-exploration, meaningful peer review and the creation of new insights regarding musical narratives.
The two-week intensive program is held at SEI Innovation Studio, where teams of performers come together to create and develop work, that is later presented in a final reading that is free and open to the public. The focus will be on text, voice, music, body, how these elements are woven together into musical and theatrical storytelling, and how the work resonates with audiences.