Bad Economy

Bad Economy is a short epic musical about a young man's journey to become an artist during the Great Recession. Bobby is a rebel with a Liberal Arts degree, and he's on the run from the "creative economy" that's closing in around him. At every turn it instrumentalizes his critical stance, saddling him with low-wage work and student debt. The only way out may be a harrowing passage down to his own depths wherein lies the artist's heart.

Script and Music by NP

Starring Jon Gregory, Ginger Wagg, Robert Biggers, Bob Wall, Paul Newell & CJ Suitt

Camera by Matt Hedt & Laura Melosh

Lighting by Joseph Amodei & Matt Hedt

Music Arranged and Performed by Robert Biggers, NP & Bob Wall  

Guidance from Eleanor Blake & Lincoln Hancock

Directed and Edited by NP

 

Exhibitions:

Flanders Gallery, Raleigh NC, September 2013.

photo by Tim Lytvinenko (screwed up by NP)