THE NEXT THING (Book. Lyrics and Music by Jon Steinhagen)
Kate and Conor, ambitious actors from opposite sides of the Atlantic, meet while co-starring in a Hollywood blockbuster and take an immediate disliking to each other. Naturally, they are paired together for more films. THE NEXT THING is a new musical that spans six years, five movies, four deals, three significant others, two Oscars, and one combustible relationship.
How hard can it be for two organizations to split a nine-billion dollar pie? Impossible, apparently. Drew is a hotshot agent hellbent on making his blue-chip but troubled client the number one pick in the pro football draft, until the team that owns the pick hires his ex-wife to rebuild the long-suffering franchise. Obstacles surmount as Drew angles to get the best possible deal for his client, but does any of it matter when labor discord threatens the very existence of the game?
Brian Jones, founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, was perhaps most famous for his mysterious death at age 27. Jones’s lasting impact on rock ‘n roll was masked behind his sexual escapades, high profile relationships and drug induced arrests. Spanning the years 1966-1969, “Aftermath,” a drama with the actors playing live music, maps the rise and fall of a troubled genius whose legacy was overshadowed by the very band he created.
After Diane miraculously survives a traffic accident, her older brother Chris returns home to help care for her. In the two years since their mother's death, the family has fallen out of contact, and Chris' marriage has gone awry. Now, with Diane indefinitely disabled, they are forced to confront their unspoken demons of guilt and fear as they try to rebuild their estranged family and shattered lives.
"Motion" (pilot script, based on my play)