Greetings. I’m Jay Michaels, a New York-based theatre and film producer and professor of media culture. I’m hoping you can help me with my current project. I’ve entered a partnership with Colorado-based composer, Kris Maloy. An eclectic musician of many interests and influences, Kris’ work has been performed at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Mission Basilica of San Juan Capistrano, performed by renowned groups including the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, and presented at many national and international events.
His new musical, FINDING AARON. A cross between How to Succeed in Business and Wicked is about the struggle almost every young adult in America faces: Who you are and what you want in life, finding a career that doesn’t make you miserable, finding someone to be with, and how to make all that work together. It’s a hilarious comedy with a message about how to find your way in the modern world and be happy in life, despite all the ways the world conspires against you.
We are planning to bring it to New York in the coming season but wanted to present a workshop/staged reading version “out of town” first to get an idea of what resonates with audiences. We are looking for a venue – possibly a college performing arts center – when we can offer-up a presentation of the musical to and with Millennial and Gen Z participants.
We are looking to cast a version of this with local talent and present it to local audiences. Further, we would offer a Q & A with Kris and myself (as I would fly down) to those audiences. It can be about composition, production or working in the New York theatre – or all the above.
Enclosed please review our press kit on Kris and his show. If this is something that interests you, we would be thrilled to enter a conversation as to how we can bring a production to your venue.
Please feel free to contact me with questions at this email address or at 646-338-5472 at your nearest convenience.
My sincerest thanks for all guidance and support.