Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 38 established and emerging composers and lyricists, will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2018 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.

The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed is an unparalleled, long-term residency program devoted exclusively to musical theatre writing. It provides a sanctuary for composers and lyricists to embark on new musical theatre work or to devote a substantial amount of time to a work-in-progress in an environment rich with creative energy.

Goodspeed is pleased to announce that the 2018 writing teams are (in alphabetical order) Zakiyyah Alexander, Kevin Armento, Jr., Gilbert Bailey II, Rob Baumgartner, Glen Berger, Jeff Calhoun, Hunter Bird, Molly Bogin, Ben Bonnema, John Cariani, Nathan Dame, Colleen Dauncey, Ty Defoe, Hunter Foster, Scott Gilmour, Robin Holloway, Oliver Houser, Tor Hyams, Barry Kleinbort, Mike Lew, Mark Mancina, Claire McKenzie, Sammy Miller, Rehana Lew Mirza, Tekla Monson, Jevares Myrick, Ronve O’Daniel, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Akiva Romer-Segal, Lisa Rothauser, Sam Salmond, Ben Scheuer, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Kent Staines, Chris Staskel, Ian Fields Stewart, Georgia Stitt, Imani Uzuri, and Sam Willmott.

Read the full press release here.