Chameleon Theatre Co., Ltd., a New York City-based 501(c)3 non-profit, is seeking composers for several new ON SPEC projects:
“Jack London’s Martin Eden,” originally presented in a non-musical version at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium as a staged reading in 1990, the copyrighted adaptation of his semi-autobiographic al novel now serves as the basis for a Ragtime Musical;
“The Pied Piper,” a cautionary tale for parents, set in 14th century Germany during the Black Death, recalling Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana;”
“The Last Nights of Pompeii,” set in the Ancient equivalent of South Beach, complete with a gladiatorial battle, an orgy and an exploding volcano;
“Samba De Carnival,” adapted from Aphra Behn’s Restoration comedy “The Rover,” this romantic story of clashing cultures is re-set in early 19th century Brazil; and
“No Money Down!,” adapted from the screenplay of the award-winning indie, “Johnny Montana,” set in modern-day New York City.
For details, please send your resume’/c.v. , list of references with contact information, letters of recommendation, reviews if any, along with mp3s of music you have composed to lyrics in the appropriate genres, to:
Or, hard copies of documents, plus CDs to:
Chameleon Theatre Co., Ltd.
25-26 42nd Street #3B
Astoria, NY 11103
The first-draft libretti and lyrics, or lyric sketches, are complete and copyrighted.
When produced commercially, the royalty split will be 50-50, rather than the standard 2/3 to the librettist-lyricist , 1/3 to the composer.