Exciting news: the international release of Jye Bryant's new book, Writing & Staging A New Musical: A Handbook
After 10 highly successful international seasons (includingNational Theatre of Parramatta, Chicago (USA), Northwestern State University of Louisiana (USA), County Cork (IE), Belfast (UK) & Newry (UK)), Jye's musical, The Things I Could Never Tell Steven, will take the stage in Newcastle (NSW) produced by Chookas Entertainment in July 2022!
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!