La Ti Do NYC is back at the Bowery Poetry Club on the Lower East Side on Monday March 18th for Scene Change: a cabaret featuring artists on new journeys. Our feature for the month is Paulo K Tiról, composer of the brand-new musical On The Side of The World. Joined by his collaborator and director, Noam Shapiro, Paulo will be providing a behind-the-scenes look at his journey as a Filipino artist and his transition to life in New York City and allowing the audience in on his process with the show.
Other guests include S.N.R.G, a hip hop group on the verge of releasing their newest album "Mixed Ape," and Heck No Techno, a musical comedy and improv group with more artists TBA! Doors open at 8 PM and tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Paulo K Tiról started writing On This Side of the World in 2013 as a project at NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. From 2013 to 2017, ten songs were completed, and individual songs were performed at major venues such as Joe's Pub, the Laurie Beechman, and the NAMT Festival of New Musicals. In May 2018, director Noam Shapiro heard "Light of the Home" at a showcase at Joe's Pub, and reached out to Paulo, asking to hear more. They have been collaborating on the piece since. From September 2018 to February 2019, Paulo and Noam were artists in residence at Access Theater in downtown Manhattan, where the piece was completed, workshopped with the help of wonderful actors, and shared with the world in its first full reading on February 15, 2019.
On This Side of the World will be produced by Three Hares at Access Theater as part of the Access Association Series from May 1 to 12, 2019.