Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Davila
The At First Sight New Play Festival's 2024 showcase production is a brand new musical with book, music, and lyrics by third year MFA playwriting candidate David Davila. In Vox-Pop! a Post-Democratic Musical, a group of rebel troubadours is surrounded on all sides by the deadly forces of an oppressive regime. In their last few moments of freedom they have only one chance left to pass along the tale of Vox Populi, a sacred secret that tells of the rise and fall of a great mythical society. Can they pass along the legend to their children before they're captured, and save future democracies from corruption? Or, is there no such thing as democracy without corruption?
Now in its twelfth year, the At First Sight New Play Festival's culminating weekend also includes a staged reading by first year MFA playwright Jeremy Hersh, the always popular Undergrad Shorts, and a series of panels hosted by M.F.A. Dramaturgy students featuring theatre makers from the Indiana community. Students are joined by the Katy Bigge Kestner Festival Guest Artists, industry professionals who provide their insight and expertise throughout the weekend.
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