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Eric and Brett Ryback work on their new musical at the Goodspeed Opera House!

Eric Ulloa and Brett Ryback have been invited to attend the Johnny Mercer Foundation’s 2015 Writers Colony at the prestigious Goodspeed Opera House!

They will be working on their new musical “Passing Through” while in attendance.

Here’s how the foundation bills the event:

 

“The Writers Colony created a confluence of a long-held mission of fostering new works by Goodspeed and the JMF mission to nurture the discipline of songwriting. With this wonderful collaboration, Goodspeed continues to be an incubator for the next generation of musical theatre artists, and performers as well as the center for the American Musical.

The outstanding writers who have been invited to participate in the colony have earned tremendous recognition in the industry with honors such as the Lucille Lortel Award, ASCAP’s Howard Adamson Award, Jonathan Larson Fellowship, ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award, and the Calloway Award. In addition, participants have earned such honors as the MacDowell Fellowship, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, NYMF Awards and an OBIE Award, as well as nominations for Tony and Olivier Awards.

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 writing teams are (in alphabetical order) Rob Ackerman, Michael Aman, Gabriel Barre, Hunter Bell, Rachel Chavkin, Matthew Doers, Diana Fithian, Sam Foreman, Hunter Foster, Meredith Friedman, Emily Goldman, Keith Gordon, Sarah Hammond, Tor Hyams, Creighton Irons, Michael R. Jackson,Amanda Jacobs, Sammy James Jr., Jonathan Keebler, Cheeyoung Kim, Ryan Korell, Dawn Landes,

Frank Licari, Patrick Lundquist, Douglas Lyons,Sean Mahoney, Dave Malloy,Emily Maltby, Ann McNamee, Madeline Myers, Sara Nicholson, Patricia Noonan,Ryan Scott Oliver,Ethan Pakchar,Matthew Lee Robinson, Heidi Rodewald,Jean Rohe,Dana Rowe,Lisa Rothauser, Brett Ryback, Pete Seibert, Stew, Eric Ulloa, Eric Webb, Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary.”

Eric is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post!

Eric has become a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.

Check in on their site to see what Eric has been writing!

26 Pebbles comes to NYC’s Culture Project for Benefit Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Producers R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, James E. Cleveland, Randy Donaldson and Wolfstone Productions will present a benefit staged reading of the Newtown docudrama 26 Pebbles, a stirring new play by Eric Ulloa to be directed by Igor Goldin. The star-studded one-night only event will be hosted by the Culture Project at The Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) on Monday, December 15th at 7:00PM in commemoration of the second anniversary of the tragedy. Proceeds from the event will benefit a collection of charities chosen by the citizens of the City of Newtown, whose voices and testimonies are evocatively presented-verbatim-in 26 Pebbles.

26 Pebbles is a new play that explores the power of community in the face of unimaginable tragedy. On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. The tragedy captured the attention-and broke the hearts-of the entire nation. These 26 innocent deaths-referred to by one Newtown resident as ‘pebbles thrown into a pond’- created ripples and vibrations that were felt across the country.

Playwright Eric Ulloa conducted interviews with residents of Newtown in the months after the tragedy including shop owners, parents of students, religious leaders, spiritualists, town workers and others who were touched by the tragedy. Those transcripts were then adapted into a play that provocatively asks: How does a community endure the ultimate test, and what comes after the cameras and noise leave?

The charities that will benefit from this special evening include Avielle Foundation (www.AvielleFoundation.org), Classes4Classes (www.Classes4Classes.org), UConn Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund (www.friends.uconn.edu/sandyhook), and My Sandy Hook Family Fund (www.MySandyHookFamilyFund.com), among others to be announced. More info on each of these below.

“Months after the tragedy in Newtown, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we were losing a precious moment in time, as far as learning from this horrific event,” stated Ulloa. “The story became a divisive political issue and we stopped listening to the voices of this community that still had a whole lot to say.” He goes on to state, “I went to Newtown 5 months after the tragedy, just to allow people to talk about what was on their minds and how they felt about all this. It soon became clear that they were giving me a guide book on how to navigate tragedy and how to try to bring about the best possible outcome from the worst possible situation. This community, and their understanding of what that words means, changed my life forever, and their stories have the power to change many, many more. I am honored and extremely humbled to be the one to give these beautiful interviews a forum to be heard within.”

Tickets for 26 Pebbles are priced at $50 – $150 (Premium Ticket includes a VIP Reception), with limited partial view seating at $30, now available online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9964774, or by calling (866) 811-4111. (Ticket fees will apply.)

New Representation!!

Eric is now represented by TWO brand new teams!

Literary Representation: Paradigm Talent Agency

 

 

 

Legit Representation: Avalon Artists Group

 

 

For Contact Information, please head over to the Contact Page.

Eric Will Direct The Songs of Anderson and Petty at 54 Below!

Eric will direct “The Songs of Anderson and Petty” at 54 Below on Saturday, August 23rd at 11pm.

Anderson & Petty, the transatlantic songwriting duo, present selections from their new song cycle, Lost, and also their recent album, You Are Home – The Songs of Anderson & Petty.

Their 54 Below debut concert will feature performances from Lisa O’Hare (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), Christina DeCicco (Evita, Sister Act), Nikki Renée Daniels (Porgy & Bess), Megan McGinnis (Little Women), Natalie Gallo (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!), Jennifer Perry (Kinky Boots), Liz Larsen (Beautiful), Nick Cosgrove (Jersey Boys), Benjamin Eakeley (Cabaret), Jen Burleigh-Bentz, Curtis Wiley, Aurelia Williams, Brandon Andrus,  Colleen Sexton and more to be announced!

For tickets, go to www.54below.com