Forget OKCupid, check out The Collaborator Speed Date

OKCollaborators!  It’s time to get your speed date on.

Around February of 2011, we held our first ever Collaborator Speed Date . . . and I’m happy to report we made some matches.  In fact, one of those matches recently emailed me and said that they were pregnant with a production!  Congrats, guys!  It’s a bouncing baby musical!

If you’re new to the blog, let me explain what the speed date is.

It’s a speed date.  For writers.

That about sums it up.  🙂

Ok, maybe just a teensy bit more.

We match up book writers with composers with lyricists in the hopes that they’ll make a match and then make a musical.  Or a play with music.  We don’t care which one, as long as it’s healthy.

Our Back to School Speed Date will take place on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 in my studios.  Click here to get the details, and to sign up!  Spots are very limited and a bunch are already accounted for (we give first-look at these events to writers that are on our Writer List – click here to get on it for next time so you can be the first to hear), so sign up today!

Click here to sign up for the Speed Date!

Oh and writers – while I’ve got you – check out the Supper Club Class we’re starting this Fall.  Fun, food, and figuring out how to make musicals even better.  Click here for more info.


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  • Rachel Clar says:

    Ken and DP staff,
    I just want to commend you for your creativity (and persistence in posting). As we grow Theatre Checklist, you set a wonderfully high bar, and we appreciate it greatly and aim to follow in your footsteps. Thank you for offering such terrific statistics, witty commentary/observations, and for creative ideas like this one. You are a tremendous asset to the theatre community, and to anyone who appreciates well-thought out productions. We toast you (it’s 9 am, so with our coffee).

    Warm regards, your friends/admirers at Theatre Checklist

  • Great idea! Is there a forum to do something like this in a virtual setting? I met my writing partner through Full Sail University online courses; he was a student of mine and we collaborated on producing a musical from St. George, Utah to Orlando, FL. He wrote the music and musically directed via Skype and Dropbox and flew to Orlando for the opening. This was such a happy non-accident! We both have families and not sure if we would move to NYC, but would never have met if not for a side discussion off line in an online learning environment. Do you see possibility in a virtual collaborative forum similar to what you are hosting next month? Your blog is so inspiring, thank you for writing every day, even on vacation!

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