THERE GOES THE SUN, a play by Jonathan Caren                      

The play is set in sun drenched Santa Barbara where Danny and his college friend Adam make a pit stop at his parents’ homes on their way home from a camping trip.    Danny quickly discovers that his parents are in the middle of a puzzling divorce. With the help of his friend, Danny tries to uncover the root of their fissure without reverting to his childhood ways.  

Jonathan Caren

Jonathan’s plays have been featured by The Manhattan Theater Club (Ernst C. Steifel 7@7 Reading Series ‘11), The Ensemble Studio Theater (Octoberfest ‘10), Ars Nova (Ant Fest ‘10) and The Lark Development Center amongst others.  THE RECOMMENDATION will premiere in 2012 at the Old Globe (directed by Jonathan Munby).  FRIENDS IN TRANSIENT PLACES (Directed by Evan Cabnet) premiered during The Juilliard School’s 2010 Playwrights’ Festival and his original drama CATCH THE FISH (Directed by Kristin Hanggi) won most outstanding play in the 2007 New York Fringe Festival.  Jonathan won the 2011 New York Stage And Film’s Founder’s Award for Emerging Playwrights, is a winner of the LeCompte Du Nuoy prize from Lincoln Center, a Kennedy Center finalist and winner of the Theater Publicus Prize for Dramatic Fiction.  He was a participant in the 2011 T.S Eliot Old Vic New Voices UK/US exchange, is a member of Partial Comfort Productions and a prime member of E.S.T.  He graduated in May 2011 from the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright’s Program at The Juilliard School and hails from Los Angeles. 

A BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING, a new musical by Janine Nabers and Sharon Kenny 

Janine Nabers 

Recent honors: Sundance @ UCross Residency, The Macdowell Colony Residency and The Sam French New School for Drama Emerging Writer Award and the 2009-2010 Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellowship. Janine is currently a member of Ars Nova Play Group and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group and is an alumni of Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Her play WEST OF THE WILLOW TREE was a finalist for: the Princess Grace Award, The Victory Gardens Theater Ignition playwriting Award, The Theodore Ward Playwriting Prize, Bay Area playwrights Festival and the winner of the 2009 New Professional Theater Playwriting Award. Other plays include: WELCOME TO JESUS (Soho Rep), WHEN THE LEVEE BROKE (Workshop Theater Company), JUNIPER; JUBILEE (Samuel French Festival Winner 08), and GENERATION GRAFFITI (Samuel French Festival finalist 09). Her play ANNIE BOSH IS MISSING will be developed at the TLC emerging writing program this fall. Janine is published by Sam French. MFA: The New School for Drama.

Sharon Kenny 

Is a singer/songwriter and composer living in NYC.  Named “A vibrant musical force” by AwakenMusic, her debut album, Pianocentric, was released in August of 2009 to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge (NYC).  She was selected by Ars Nova to participate in their Festival of All New Talent in the Fall of 2010.  She is the composer/lyricist of the musical “Orange Alert” (Finalist-O’Neill 2008, Finalist-Weston Playhouse Musical Theatre Award 2009) as well as a MAC nominee for her piece “Leaky Ceiling” (Best Comedic Song, 2009).  Kenny was most recently the Musical Director of Off-Broadway’s “Tony N Tina’s Wedding” and has appeared in concerts at the Kennedy Center, the Gramercy Theater, and Feinstein’s.  Her second record, My Name Is Sharon, was released to a sold out show at Joe’s Pub.  Her EP, Adjectives & Nouns, was also released the same night.  In the summer of 2011, Sharon was selected to attend the Johnny Mercer Songwriter’s Project.  She is currently working on a new musical, A Beautiful Something, which received a workshop at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.