Is This Art Now?
A Musical In The Time of Corona
Written as a means of finding joy in creating after the emergence of the novel coronavirus in 2020, and as a tangible form of art after theatre shut down for the foreseeable future, this webseries, filmed largely through Zoom, is a meta musical that follows a group of friends trying to make a musical through Zoom while dealing with the realities of life in quarantine.
Screenplay and lyrics co-written by Jessie Field and James Salem, with Music by Josh Ben-Ami, Lydia Breckon, Elspeth Collard, Sean Eads, Jared Field, Erin Hoerchler, James Salem, Joseph Salem, and Enzo Veiga.
Songs & Videos For
The Paramount Story Wranglers
From 2020-2021, James was commissioned by the Paramount Story Wranglers to create original songs and creative visuals bringing to life stories written by third-grade classrooms in Title 1 schools in Austin, Texas.
The Paramount Story Wranglers are a group of writers and performers working with the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, to bring the words of elementary school students to life through a Literacy to Life program.
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