Exciting news: the international release of Jye Bryant's new book, Writing & Staging A New Musical: A Handbook
After 9 international seasons (including the recent National Theatre of Parramatta season starring Helen Dallimore, Adam J Rennie, Elenoa Rokobaro & Ian Stenlake), Jye's musical, The Things I Could Never Tell Steven, will see it's second US season at Theatre West at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in January 2022! The Things I Could Never Tell Steven made it's US premiere in 2021 at Chicago's PrideArts!
Jye's newest musical creation, CAPTAIN MOONLITE, the fascinating true story of Andrew George Scott (based on the Death Cell Letters of A.G. Scott) premiered at Redcliffe Musical Theatre (QLD) (21-30th August, 2020) and has just completed a post-premiere season rewrite for a soon-to-be-announced Sydney premiere. Licensing is available.
Jye is also currently working on the new Australian musical, True Blue, (as mentioned on SBS's Our African Roots) with Maxine Appel-Cohen and Don Battee, about Jye's famous convict ancestor, Billy Blue who was born to escaped African American slaves in Long Island, New York. He ended up in England after the American War of Independence before stealing sugar and being sent to New South Wales in 1801. Stay tuned to learn more about this quirky character of colonial Sydney!
Another project in the pipeline is a collaboration with playwright, Nicole Smith on a brand new musical called The Oldest Profession! Watch this space for updates!