Back to the 33rd Annual Festival of New Musicals

Missing Peace

2021 Festival

Jesca Prudencio

Music Director
Steven Cuevas

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 3
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Total Cast Size: 7
Orchestra Breakdown:

Keyboard, Drummer/Native Percussionist, Bass Guitarist, 2 Guitarist (1 lead/1 rhythm), 1 or 2 Cellist/Violinist/Violist, Native Instrumentalist (primarily native flute and double for native percussion)

Casting Notes:

The character of Willow is 7-10 years old. We’d LOVE for the ENSEMBLE role to be played by a trans actor, but they must be Native American first.

Genre & Style:

A healthy balance of comedy and upbeat music

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When Chase wakes up from a coma, his past is a blur. And much to his family’s surprise, he is happy and carefree… until the dark memories flood back like quick cuts of a movie trailer that just don’t add up. With his history to contend with, will Chase ever be able to overcome the staggering mountain of regret for a sky full of music and second chances?

Development History

Kalani first worked with Kyle as fellow actors in a new musical workshop. Later, the two met up again when Kyle composed the original music for Kalani’s self-directed short film, Ancestor Eyes, which played at nearly 40 festivals, winning 14 awards. Now, Kalani and Kyle are reunited, collaborating on Missing Peace where they have enjoyed a first development in May 2019 with the Native Voices Theater Playwrights Retreat in Los Angeles. August 2020 brought a second developmental opportunity with the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and most recently a hearty residency with the Johnny Mercer Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals.