As the CAP21 Theatre Company celebrates their 20th Anniversary, Executive Artistic Director, Frank Ventura and Artistic Director, Eliza Ventura have announced CAP21's 2012-2013 ambitious "Season of New Work", which promises to further develop at least 20 new musicals in the coming year through various programming that the Theatre Company offers. Additionally the upcoming year will include two Off-Off Broadway productions: Maiden Voyage (Working Title) by musical team Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen and Recount (Working Title), a co-production with Rescue Agreement. Both productions are being developed through CAP21 programs and resources.
The CAP21 Theatre Company's extensive programming for new musicals is designed to propel new work towards production. Programs include: The Writers Residency, The Artists Residency, The Roundtable Reading Series, The Monday Night Reading Series, and the Off-Off Broadway production of new plays and musicals. Last year, these programs further developed 28 new works, including the award-winning production of Southern Comfort, which earned CAP21 the GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theater.
Numerous new works developed with The CAP21 Theatre Company have moved on to subsequent productions and workshops around the U.S. - Notably Goodspeed Opera House, Denver Center Theatre, TheatreWorks Palo Alto, and Joe's Pub. Additionally, for the past three consecutive years, three new musicals produced at CAP21 have received the Jonathan Larson Grant Award.
Also celebrating their 20th Anniversary is The CAP21 Conservatory. The Conservatory is proudly one of the America's top musical theatre training programs and currently has over 100 alums that have performed on Broadway. Hundreds more have performed Off-Broadway, in national tours, and in film and television. Notable Alums include Lady Gaga (Grammy Winner), Matthew Morrison (Emmy Nominee, Tony Nominee, Glee, South Pacific), Nikki M. James (Tony Winner, The Book of Mormon), Cristin Milioti (Tony Nominee, Once), Bobby Steggart (Tony Nominee, Ragtime), and Adam Jacobs (The Lion King).
For additional information on the CAP21 Theatre Company, please go to www.CAP21.org.