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U: The Coup, or You and Me, and the Piano
by Ars Nova Uncharted Residents Victor Lesniewski, Rebekah Melocik & Jacob Yandura
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3:00PM

Ars Nova Theater
511 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019


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THE COUP, or YOU AND ME, AND THE PIANO
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by Uncharted Residents Victor Lesniewski , Rebekah Melocik & Jacob Yandura
directed by STEPHEN BRACKETT

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ABOUT
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When he was young Gabriel dreamt of a revolution that would turn his post-climate change wasteland into a thriving utopia. But Gabriel's rise to power failed to bring change and now it's his blood that the people want. A lush, rock fable about the ever present disconnects in our political system.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
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VICTOR LESNIEWSKI’s plays include Couriers and Contrabands (World Premiere at TBG Theatre in NYC, with a previous workshop presentation at New York Theatre Workshop); Cloven Tongues (World Premiere at The Wild Project in NYC); Where Bison Run (Ars Nova Out Loud Reading Series); Amid Purpleheart (Geva Theatre Center Concert Reading); Pipistrellus (The Dramatists Guild Fellowship) and Khardal (Berkeley Rep’s The Ground Floor).  He was the only American to be shortlisted for the inaugural Theatre503 Playwriting Award, which included six writers culled from over 1600 applicants.

JACOB YANDURA & REBEKAH GREER MELOCIK’s current musicals include The Last Queen of Canaan (book by Harrison David Rivers), The Coup, or You and Me, and the Piano (written with Victor Lesniewksi) and Wringer, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli (Off-Broadway, City Center Stage II).  Recent recognitions include: 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalists, the 2015 NAMT Festival of New Musicals (The Last Queen of Canaan), Ars Nova’s two-year UNCHARTED residency (The Coup, or You and Me, and the Piano), Theater Latté Da’s NEXT: New Musicals in the Making (The Last Queen of Canaan), the 2014 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals, The York Theatre's NEO 2014 residency, the 2013 Yale Institute for Music Theatre, the 2012-2013 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, the 2012 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Cap21’s Writers Residency and Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2013 (The Fearful Earful).  Both Yandura and Melocik are graduates of New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

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