Sister-brother Musical to Debut at New York Theater Festival

Jessica Dotson developed the script and lyrics in a playwriting class during her final semester at Rutgers. Her brother Kyle, then a first-year student at the university, wrote the music.

Now their musical, It’s Nothing New, will make its debut at the New York Theater Festival later this month. Inspired by the rash of fatal shootings of black men by police officers and the Black Lives Matter movement, the 15-minute production features five musical numbers including a mix of styles ranging from rap to pop. Its plot revolves around siblings who lose each other during an urban riot.  

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Source: Rutgers Today

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