Theatre in the Circle Cocoon Program
Come Find Me has been invited into the Theatre in the Circle Cocoon program for 2019. The Theatre in the Circle Cocoon is an incubator for new musicals where ideas, songs, characters, scripts and scores can develop and get professional support and mentoring.
“The story is touching and cute, and the characters are interesting. The theme of ﬁnding Christmas for families that are stretched and challenged resonates today. Plays that deal with children on the spectrum appeal to modern day families.” ~Bill Corcoran, Artistic Director, Theatre in the Circle
About Theatre in the Circle
Theatre in the Circle is located in Cleveland, Ohio. From their website: We are, at our core, collaborators creating great theater with performers, designers, writers and choreographers. We are storytellers, teachers, coaches, dreamers and merchants of memories. We carefully craft opportunities to connect people to both shared and personal experiences through relatable and resonating words and music.
Theatre in the Circle Cocoon Mentor Sarah May
Come Find Me – A Christmas Musical will be under the shepherding of Sarah May, who is thrilled to be part of Theatre in the Circle’s exciting new COCOON program. Her enthusiasm for launching new work began working as a judge and director for Dobama’s Marilyn Bianchi Kid’s Playwriting Competition and The Dorothy Silver Playwriting Contest at the Halle JCC Theatre, before she founded Karamu’s Arenafest New Play Festival in 1992. Sarah is a highly respected around Northeast Ohio and a guest artist at many area theatres and colleges. Recent credits: Rasheeda Speaking (Karamu Theatre), Terrance McNally’s Mother’s and Sons (Beck Center), the one-man drama Thurgood (Ensemble Theatre), and Life with Father (Weathervane Playhouse ). Sarah began at working at Cleveland Play House, spent 10 years in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, The Henry Street Settlement, and The Roundabout Theatre. Locally she served as Director of Education for Great Lakes Theatre Festival where she developed their ongoing Shakespeare School Residency Program and as Artistic Director of Karamu Theatre from 1990 to 1997. She has taught acting (Cleveland Play House and Tri-C Metro) and been a guest director at Lakeland College and Baldwin-Wallace University. She works with children at the acclaimed Intergenerational School and serves as Artistic Advisor to Ensemble Theatre. Many thanks to Bill and Mark for initiating COCOON, an exciting development environment for new musicals.