Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat

The BCTR Experience

May 15, 2017

by Masi Asare | 2016 Playwright in Residence I remember the first time I came up to Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat. It was Memorial Day weekend, a year ago. I spent the night in a room off of the courtyard and at sunrise the first morning I crept out of bed, still in my pajamas, […]

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Holding Out for a Hero

February 13, 2017

  HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO   by Orville Mendoza We all love the hero or heroine of the story. The protagonist. The character that the story and the world revolves around. Writers work hard to develop their storyline making these characters rich and multi-dimensional, giving them humor and flaws. Ultimately, they are given that thing […]

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BCTR Interns on Diversity

October 10, 2016

Our two administrative interns write about their experience at the 2016 Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat.   The Pink Lantern By Emma Weisberg One night in Salem, CT, I found myself gazing up at the sky. Not at the moon or the stars, but at a pink lantern gently rising into the crisp autumn air. I […]

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The Color Brown and American Musical Theatre

July 25, 2016

By Luis Eduardo Mora Quick! Name 5 Latino Broadway musicals! What came to mind? In The Heights? On Your Feet? Those would be great choices. If what came to mind are musicals like West Side Story or Evita then let me explain the problem. I love to pretend I’m Anita and dance to “America” as […]

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Hamilton Controversy Energizes the Theatre Community

April 8, 2016

by Nandita Shenoy When Devanand Janki, Artistic Director of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat, heard about the controversy surrounding the casting notice for Broadway hit “Hamilton,” he felt excited. Excited the uproar might start a conversation that he felt needed to be had. As social media lit up with opinions, he hoped the event would energize […]

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A Conversation with Devanand Janki on Developing New Work

September 21, 2015

This interview was originally posted on the Script Match Blog. Visit Script Match at scriptmatch.com Creative Director of Script Match, Dennis Corsi, sat down with Devanand for a conversation on the process of developing new work and the collaboration between directors and playwrights. Corsi. Are you often working on new musicals? Janki. I work on both new and […]

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Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Host CALL IT COURAGE Industry Reading in NYC

Mar 14, 2016

The Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) will be presenting a private industry reading of “Call It Courage” a new musical based in the novel by Armstrong Sperry. Book, Music & Lyrics by Adam Overett. The presentation will be directed by BCTR founder Devanand Janki and will take place March 17th & 18th in New York […]

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Stage Vet Creates a Developmental Theater Retreat in Salem

Oct 02, 2015

Artistic Director Devanand Janki, right, gives direction as participants in the Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat work through rehearsals of the Adam Overett musical “Call It Courage” on Sept. 28 at the Bingham family compound in Salem. The cast and crew are staying at the compound for 10 days of rehearsals and will perform two run-throughs […]

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Sneak Peek – Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Workshops Adam Overett’s CALL IT COURAGE

Sep 30, 2015

After months of fund raising and preparation, the inaugural season of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) is in full swing. The innovative program, which was dubbed “a theater camp for Broadway professionals” by Seth Rudetsky, and is aimed at developing new works, is in the process of workshopping two-time Harrington Award winning composer and librettist Adam Overett‘s […]

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Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Launches This Week

Sep 22, 2015

After months of fund raising and preparation, the inaugural season of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR) is set to launch September 25th in the rural bedroom community of Salem, CT. The innovative program, which was dubbed “a theater camp for Broadway professionals” by Seth Rudetsky, and is aimed at developing new works, will workshop Call It […]

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Telly Leung, Maria-Christina Oliveras & More Kick Off Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat

May 27, 2015

Telly Leung, Maria-Christina Oliveras & More Kick Off Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Some of Broadway’s brightest were on hand Saturday in the tiny bedroom community of Salem, CT for an afternoon concert that officially launched the inaugural season of the Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR), a resident program aimed at developing new works. The event […]

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Leung, Olivaras, Janki & More Kick Off Inaugural Season of Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat

May 27, 2015

Some of Broadway’s brightest were on hand Saturday in the tiny bedroom community of Salem, CT for an afternoon concert that officially launched the inaugural season of the Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat (BCTR), a resident program aimed at developing new works. The event kicked off a summer of preparation for the innovative program’s first retreat […]

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