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New Musical Development

Texas State is home to the Harrison New Works Commission and Guest Artists Series.

Thanks to generous donations from Patti Strickel Harrison the musical theater program is able to develop and produce new musicals and plays in collaboration with top award-winning Broadway professionals and our gifted students.

All Artists in Residence teach classes and mentor our students in addition to working on their new show.

2021-2022

Jeannette

Creative Team

Erin Ortman: Director-in-residence

Yusha-Marie Sorzano: Choreographer-in-residence

Book-Lauren M. Gunderso

Composer -Ari Afsar

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

2020-2021

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They Scream in Silence as the Horizon Leans Forward

Creative Team

Christian Warner: Choreographer/Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRjoYfObOqk&list=PLO-knnuCbRTXjazGv93p1sGPaOokYuoIi&index=11

2019

Dylan Spencer's Cat Obedience School

Dylan Spencer's Cat Obedience School

Creative team

Daniel Z. Miller Composer/Playwright

Tom Delbello Director

Greg Bolin Musical Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

2018

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The Two Orphans

 Creative team

Theresa Rebeck: Playwright-in-Residence 

Kim D. Sherman: Composer-in-Residence  

John Sheehy: Playwright-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer

Kimberly Grigsby: Musical Director

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTSm421nwxw&list=PLO-knnuCbRTXUdoxO-oqQM9Mc7kjlBLOX

2017

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Switched

Creative Team

Johnatha Brooke: Composer-in-Residence  

Sheryl Kaller: Director-in-Residence  

Geoffrey Nauffs: Playwright-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egY1er84oE0&list=PLO-knnuCbRTXUdoxO-oqQM9Mc7kjlBLOX&index=2

Swingest Moon

Creative Team

Alex Gemignani : Composer

Daniel Glenn: Book/Lyrics

Erin Ortman: Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

2016

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The World According to Snoopy

Creative Team for the Production

Adam Cates: Artist-in-Residence/Choreographer/Co-Book Writer

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer/Co-Book Writer

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79z387nc9Ow&list=PLO-knnuCbRTXAV5ekTwykMT-lCS5XR5pD&index=3 

2015

The World According to Snoopy-Workshop

Creative Team 

Adam Cates: Choreographer-in-Residence  

Larry Grossman : Composer-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer

2013

Hooray for Iceboy

Creative Team

Mark Hollmann : Composer-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer

2012

Creative Team

Christopher Durang : Playwright-in-Residence

John Augustine: Playwright-in-Residence

Tony Walton: Designer-in-Residence

2011

A Little Princess

Creative Team

Andrew Lippa: Composer-in-Residence

Bryan Crawley: Bookwriter

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_8F2pDVvUY&list=PL042E093B9FC9161A

2011

Christopher d'Amboise Dance Project

Creative Team

Christopher d'Amboise - Director/Choreographer

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer