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Regional News Forestburgh Playhouse Reveals Lineup for 4th Annual In the Works~In the Woods Festival

Programming will include staged readings of Albert Einstein musical Rebel Genius, Jaime Lozano's Roja, and more.

Forestburgh Playhouse has announced the lineup of productions for its 4th annual In the Works~In the Woods Festival. Programming will run September 6-8 at the New York venue, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Franklin Trapp and Festival Artistic Director and Director of Creative Development Matt Lenz. 

The festival will include staged readings of Rebel Genius, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Peabody Award-winner Matthew Puckett, directed by Noah Himmelstein (Los Otros); Palimpsest, a new play by Alix Sobler (Sheltered), directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced); Roja, a new bilingual musical for young audiences by Jaime Lozano (El Otro Oz) and Tommy Newman (Band Geeks), directed by Florencia Cuenca; a solo show from Broadway veteran Michael Mastro titled I Want To Be Good, directed by Jack Cummings III (Follies at Carnegie Hall); and the Catskills Cab Lab, featuring Tony Award nominee Sidney DuPont (Paradise Square) and TikTok sensation Alyssa Payne.

Casting and creative teams are to be announced.

“Our 2024 In The Works~In The Woods festival is shaping up to be the boldest yet,” says Lenz in a statement. “Having received a record number of submissions of particularly strong plays and musicals, we had a wonderfully diverse buffet to select from. I’m proud that in 4 years we've become a creative haven and a resource that so many artists seek out to be a nourishing part of their development process. The word is out in the theatre community at large that In The Works~In The Woods is here, it's positive and productive, and that we've got staying power."

“It's thrilling to see the In the Works~In the Woods Festival at the Forestburgh Playhouse reach its fourth year,” adds Trapp. “The Festival was born from the desire to support and nurture new and innovative theatre artists and their work and it is incredibly gratifying to see these shows find success beyond the Festival.”

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