Prospect’s VISION Series:
New Music Theater on Film
Prospect’s VISION Series is a new initiative launched in 2020, to continue our mission of creating and presenting original musical theater works, while public gatherings are on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the VISION Series, Prospect offers paid opportunities for artists creating new work by commissioning, producing, and presenting short-form original musical theater performances on film. These small-cast projects embrace a variety of visual and musical styles and stories, aiming to capture the humanity of live theatrical performance through innovative cinematic approaches. We invite you to share in this experiment and adventure!
VISION Series film projects will be presented for free online streaming via Prospect's YouTube Channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!
A key partner for the initial VISION Series projects is The Goodwill Theatre located in Johnson City, New York, where Prospect artists were in residence during September 2020 filming 4 short new musicals. The Goodwill's historic theater venue (built in 1920) provided a spacious and stunning sound stage location for socially-distanced filming. Strict SAG-AFTRA approved COVID Health and Safety guidelines were in place. We are grateful to United Health Services for their partnership and support.
Prospect launched the VISION Series with THE ANSWER, an original music video by InnissENT, which premiered in August 2020.
Leadership support for the VISION Series has been provided by Leonard Majzlin (writing commission sponsor) and Somerled Arts. To donate to this project and support artists making new musical theater works, please contact Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel, or click here to contribute.
Thank you for helping us keep creativity alive at this challenging time!
Pictured above: The Goodwill Theatre, in Johnson City, NY (Adjacent to Binghamton, NY in Broome County) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Opened December 16, 1920