Prospect’s VISION Series:
New Music Theater on Film
Prospect’s VISION Series is an initiative initially launched in 2020, which continued our mission of creating and presenting original musical theater works while public gatherings were on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the VISION Series, Prospect offered paid opportunities for artists creating new work by commissioning, producing, and presenting short-form original musical theater performances on film. These small-cast projects embraced a variety of visual and musical styles and stories, capturing the humanity of live theatrical performance through innovative cinematic approaches.
VISION Series film projects are available for free online streaming via Prospect's YouTube Channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel!
A key partner for the initial VISION Series projects was The Goodwill Theatre located in Johnson City, New York, where Prospect artists were in residence during September 2020. The Goodwill's historic venue (built in 1920) provided a spacious and stunning sound stage for socially-distanced filming.
Prospect launched the VISION Series with THE ANSWER, an original music video by InnissENT, which premiered in August 2020. During the 2020-21 Season, Prospect presented seven original short musicals on film.
Leadership support for the VISION Series was provided by Leonard Majzlin (commission sponsor) and Somerled Arts.
Pictured: The Goodwill Theatre, in Johnson City, NY
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Opened December 16, 1920