Rhinebeck Announces 2022 Writers in Residence
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat has announced its 2022 resident musical theatre writers. Sixteen writers of eight new musicals will participate in eight sequential week-long residencies to focus solely on developing their respective works, with one team in residence each week. The 2022 resident writers are:

Jay Adana and Zeniba NowThe Loophole 
Paulo K Tiról and Noam ShapiroOn This Side of the World
Lisa DeSpain and David SimpaticoThat Hell-Bound Train
Rona SiddiquiSalaam Medina: Tales of a Halfgan
Jasmine Joshua and Heather Ragusa, Here and Their
Tidtaya Sinutoke, Lily Ali-Oshatz, and Naomi MatlowDear Mr. C
Shayok Misha Chowdhury and Laura Grill Jaye, How the White Girl Got Her Spots and Other 90s Trivia
Joel Perez and Benjamin Velez, Lost City Radio

Eight of this year’s residents will also participate in a “Meet the Writers” series, running throughout July and August. The series will be free and open to the public and includes food, drinks, and conversation with the writers. The series schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 9, 7 Hummingbird Way, Staatsburg, NY 12580: Jay Adana and Zeniba Now
Saturday, July 23, Clinton Library, 1215 Centre Road Rhinebeck, NY  12572: Lisa DeSpain and David Simpatico
Saturday, August 6, Location TBA: Jasmine Joshua and Heather Ragusa
Saturday, August 27, Oblong Book Store, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572: Joel Perez and Benjamin Velez

For more information and to RSVP to this event, email RSVP@rhinebeckwriters.org.