Golden Spike 150th Anniversary
Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission announced that GOLD MOUNTAIN would be presented for four performances as one of the key cultural events for the 150 year anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. It was an honor and privilege to count among our audiences, descendants of the Chinese men who built the railroad. The love, support and friendship of folks from Utah and all over the country will not be forgotten. It was a very special week there for us. (We also had the most amazing executive producer!)
MAY 8 - 11, 2019
ASCAP 2017 Cole Porter Award
DECEMBER 14, 2017 at 8pm
Jason has been named the recipient of this year's ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award for his work in GOLD MOUNTAIN. The award is presented annually to an emerging composer/lyricist "whose work shows promise." We're grateful they think so! Presentation at the ASCAP Foundation Honors Celebration held at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Spike 150 Performances 2019
The Eccles in Salt Lake City & Peery's Egyptian Theater in Ogden
Co-produced by CRWDA
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IGNITE Series Concert 2017
TheTImesCenter - New York City
Co-production of Prospect Theater
and National Asian Artists Project
Aurora Theatre - San Francisco
AEA's Asian Heritage Month Event 2012
Lang Recital Hall - New York
OCTOBER 21, 2017 at 8pm
Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project in partnership with Prospect Theater Company presented a concert at TheTimesCenter, directed by Alan Muraoka and starring Broadway's Ali Ewoldt. The theater artists and musicians that we assembled for this performance were astonishing. We're so grateful to the many, many people who joined our team onstage and off to make this wonderful event happen. It took a village!
JULY 23-29, 2017
We've received a grant to do a workshop at the MASIE Center for technology research as their "Masie e-Studio" project for 2017. Their mission is "To provide technology support for a group of theater creatives and performers to further the development of a play/show – working together from multiple geographies." Thank you, Elliot Masie, for making it possible for an LA based writer to rehearse with his favorite New York actors!
GOLD MOUNTAIN was selected for this two week intensive development workshop/seminar. I found it extremely informative and I highly recommended it to anyone who wants to explore how their writing fits into the current market and how to apply creative thinking to the business end of getting your show out there.
I am a fan for life of the folks at Apples and Oranges Studios. And the bonus is that you get to pitch your show to Broadway producers!
An annual arts festival in San Francisco, celebrating workers. Alan Muraoka generously flew out to direct a really wonderful group of actors and the piece resonated with this local audience. We performed in a black box space at the Aurora Theatre Company and learned that a vom makes a really great "tunnel."
Musical Theatre Workshop
This is a rite of passage for writers of musical theater, and presenting your work in front of an audience and a panel headed by Stephen Schwartz is pretty heady and intimidating. It ended up being an extremely encouraging experience and the most traumatic part of the evening for me was not the panel and their critique. For me, it was getting lost backstage at The Wallis just after introducing the piece and the cast. The opening bars were starting and I was still trying to find my way into the house! (The Los Angeles-based cast rocked. I loved these guys.)
Actors Equity Association's
Asian Heritage Month Event
There will always be a special place in my heart for the very first presentation ever, which was directed by my dear friend Christine Toy Johnson. This cast is full of my favorite people on the earth. I am grateful to know these wonderful human beings.