July 15: New York Theatre Barn Present New Works Series Featuring J. Oconer Navarro’s F.L.I.P.PED with Jaygee Macapugay and Devin Ilaw; and Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser’S TALK TO ME with Josh Shapiro and Brynn Williams 

On Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm EST, New York Theatre Barn is presenting a free live stream of its New Works Series featuring excerpts from the new musicals F.L.I.P.PED, words and music by J. Oconer Navarro, and performed live remotely by Jaygee Macapugay (School of Rock, Here Lies Love) and Devin Ilaw (Miss Saigon); and Talk To Me, Book and Lyrics by Charlie Sohne, Music by Tim Rosser, featuring live performances performed remotely by Josh Shapiro and Brynn Williams (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, SpongeBob SquarePants).

Synopsis: Enzo Ramos is a first generation Fil-Am 30-something who accompanies his traditional, immigrant parents and his favorite Tita “back home” to the Philippines to celebrate his Lola’s upcoming 100th birthday. When unexpected tragedy hits, they are forced to reckon with the deep secrets that rise to the surface.

Talk To Me, Book and Lyrics by Charlie Sohne, Music by Tim Rosser
Featuring live performances performed remotely by Josh Shapiro and Brynn Williams (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, SpongeBob SquarePants)

Talk To Me is a family musical about Graham, a 12 year-old boy on the autism spectrum who makes friends with the Siri app on his mom’s iPhone. It’s through his interactions with Siri that others are able to see another side to Graham — allowing him to make new friends, gain a new level of understanding in his relationship with his mother and eventually change his entire school.

Available on New York Theatre Barn’s YouTube channel and Broadway on Demand, the live 40-minute series includes excerpts from two new musicals and a conversation with the creators of the two shows. The company will be giving 50% of its donations each week to a different charity that supports black lives and civil rights.

The New Works Series is produced and hosted by Jen Sandler and Joe Barros. For more information, visit New York Theatre Barn’s website: http://www.nytheatrebarn.org.

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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