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About the Grant

$25,000 to support Bright Now Beyond (MAP 2013)
$5,000 to general operating expenses for Salvage Vanguard Theater

About the Project

Bright Now Beyond is a musical theatre event written by Daniel Alexander Jones and composed by Bobby Halvorson to be developed and presented by Salvage Vanguard Theater (Austin, TX) with a design team led by Leilah Stewart.

Bright Now Beyond is based upon the Marvelous Land of Oz, the second book in L. Frank Baum’s series. A mysterious young boy, a malevolent sorceress, a Pumpkin-headed man, a fearsome girl army and a glorious witch weave a story of transformation and adventure through a country in revolt. The piece will be performed by Jomama Jones (the alter-ego of Daniel Alexander Jones), Bobby Halvorson, and a troupe of Austin-based performers. A radical reimagining of possibilities takes root in the volatile spaces between those full of nostalgia for Oz's golden era and others who recognize the danger of looking back and barrel fiercely toward the new. Drawing equally from the dusty magic of vaudeville and the angular, asymmetrical and ecstatic forms of jazz, Bright Now Beyond will invite audiences to revel in a surprising alternate universe and share in the revelation of powerful secrets. There is more to this Oz than meets the eye.

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