Non-Equity the Musical! is about six actors living the life of a Non-Union actor in New York City. From straight out of college, to a veteran who just can't seem to get an Equity show. We follow these six characters to different auditions, as well as their day-to-day lives of surviving in this city.
Wendy Gibson is the central character in the show, and while others book shows, Wendy can never seem to. "Non-Equity The Musical!" is funny, fresh, and holds a passionate energy that every person possesses when it comes to going after their dreams!
The creation process was a bit of a whirlwind with it’s first inception presentation on November 13, 2011 with Rickens Anantua, Lindsay Morgan, Nichole Turner, CJ Urciuoli, Danielle Trczinski and Connor Vilaça performing the rolls of Ezra, Felicity, Beonika, Charlie, Wendy and Luke. Subsequently, with great response from that performance, Danielle and Paul began fervently working on the show. Having it basically completed in three months, for the March 24th reading.
Non-Equity The Musical! has been selected to make history at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse & Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival being part of THE PITCH. This is also the inaugural season for the Festival.
Much more details about the show to come, but this will give you an idea.
Thank you for joining us in the world of “Non-Equity.”
Danielle and Paul
Paul D Mills
Music and Lyrics/Musical Director: Pianist, singer and composer who began his studies at the age of three. Toured nationally and internationally with the acclaimed Continental Singers (Ventura, Calif.) as pianist, singer/dancer, assistant director and musical director. After that, he joined Sight and Sound Theatres (Lancaster, Pa.) for productions of Daniel and Miracle of Christmas (2002–2003). He returned in 2004, by special invitation, as a guest artist and assistant musical director for the production Christmas Spectacular. Is also founder and executive director of New Face Theatre. Paul is the school piano technician. Apprenticed at Avery Piano Co. (Providence, RI) and was upright piano technician for Bösendorfer New York. Has tuned for Billy Joel, Emmanuel Ax, Josh Groban, Boston Pops, Helen Hull at Lincoln Center, the French Institute, Norwegian Cruise Line and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Website: www.pauldmills.com.
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Book and Lyrics: Hails from Tampa Florida and attended Florida State University for theatre. After graduating in three years, she flew to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. It was here where she was first introduced to writing musical theatre at an after school composition elective. She was immediately hooked and has since written many cabaret songs that have been performed in venues ranging from open mics to Lincoln Center.
In 2010, Danielle achieved “top 25” in NBC’s Last Comic Standing, as well as top 5 females in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity in 2011. She has been on tour with Nickelodeon's “Storytime Live!” as well as the national tour of “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.” She was accepted into the BMIWorkshop and currently takes classes as a lyricist. After years of living the life of a Non-Union actor, Danielle decided to write a musical about it. She couldn't be more thrilled with the amount of talent, hard work, and enthusiasm that has been put into "Non- Equity the Musical!" www.daniellet.weebly.com