Rhinebeck Writers Retreat - Meet the Writers: Brett Ryback & Eric Ulloa

Event date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY NY 12572

Created in 2011 by Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat provides a sanctuary for musical theatre writers to develop their musicals in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Every summer, they host nine writing teams.

Join us for a unique chance to meet the writers in residence at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat - Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa - who are writing a new musical "Passing Through".

Refreshments will be served.

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Brett Ryback is an actor, composer/lyricist, and playwright based in LA. He is the 2016 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award. Works include: Joe Schmoe Saves the World (NAMT, ASCAP/Dreamworks Workshop); The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter (“Best Musical,” Pasadena Weekly); and Darling (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award). His award-winning plays Weïrd and A Roz By Any Other Name are both published in “The Best American Short Plays 2007-2008.” He is a multi-year resident of the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed. As an actor he originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two, and has performed at numerous regional theatres including The Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, and Geffen Playhouse. Film/TV appearances include Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, and Hail, Caesar! He created the online accompanist site PlayThisForMe.com, and he teaches musical theatre at the University of Southern California.

Eric Ulloa is the book writer of the musical PASSING THROUGH, which was a part of the Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed Musicals in 2015 and 2016. Eric is also the book writer of MOLLY SWEENEY: A MUSICAL, based on the play by Brian Friel, which recently played the Bay Street Theatre Festival of New Works. Eric is the author of the play, 26 PEBBLES which had its world premiere this past winter at The Human Race Theatre Company.  26 PEBBLES was recently featured in American Theatre Magazine and The New York Times and is currently scheduled for numerous productions throughout the country.

About the Musical: Upon graduating from college, Andrew finds himself at a crossroads in his life. He is desperate to find who he is, what he wants, and the common thread that binds us all together. With just a backpack of provisions and a recorder, he sets off on foot from Philadelphia to California in search of these answers amidst the rich diverse tapestry of America. Based on a true story and the book “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time,” by Andrew Forsthoefel, PASSING THROUGH is about regret, forgiveness, and the pursuit of true happiness.