By Alvaro Saar Rios
Music and Lyrics by Deborah Wicks La Puma
When the substitute gym teacher is kicked out of the Zoom Room of a virtual gym class, the students take over! As the group starts a game of “SorD” (Secret or Dare), they discover more about each other’s lives on the other side of the screen – their frustrations with online school, their love for tacos on Tuesdays and, most importantly, what they miss. Unmute your streaming device for this relatable and lively new musical.
UNMUTED was commissioned as part of First Stage Milwaukee’s AMPLIFY – BIPOC Virtual Short Play Series – and premieres online April 30th, 2021, directed by Anna Skidis Vargas.
Cast: 8 students of any gender
Music: Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre score. Accompaniment tracks available.
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Technical Requirements: Zoom video and audio recording
Running Time: Approximately 15 minutes
Suggested Audience: Young Audiences/Families