Music, lyrics and book by Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill of Gladshot
Creative Consultant - Jim Rado
BARCODE takes place in a not so distant future where the Data Jammer resistance fights a hack-tacular media war against Earth Corp, the one corporation that rules the globe. Earth Corp wields control over the populous by imprinting barcodes on the wrists of every citizen to monitor all activity. An unlikely romance develops between the young Jammer Dorna, and Nest, the son of an Earth Corp News anchor. Together they could spark a revolution.
BARCODE began in embyonic form as a 4-scene reading at Dixon Place (directed by Ted Lange), workshopped at the Bowery Electric (directed by Johanna McKeon), and premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival (directed and choreographed by Joe Barros). Gallery below from FringeNYC.
"develops a crazy universe in true balls-to-the-wall fashion with an extremely appealing score as its centerpiece" - David Gordon, Theater Mania
"a new rag-tag, upstart, rock-and-roll musical that would be truly terrifying if it wasn't so much fun" - Denver Nicks, The Huffington Post
Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill
(Music, Lyrics, Book)
Mike and Debbie co-write and perform for the band Gladshot whose latest EP "Maxwell's Cool Demon" went to #1 at Radio Free Americana and was named the Best Rock record of 2014 at WHFR-FM in Detroit MI. Their songs have been featured on TNT ("Men of a Certain Age"), CW, Oxygen, MTV and ABC television shows, and they've shared the stage with such artists as OK Go and Gods & Monsters. Debbie is a published poet and an NEA Jazz Award recipient pianist. Mike received BMI's Abe Oleman Award as "the years most promising singer-songwriter".
James Rado (Creative Consultant)
With Gerome Ragni, Jim created "HAiR," co-authoring the book and lyrics, the latter of which were set to music by Galt MacDermot. He originated the role of Claude in "HAiR" when the show premiered on Broadway. Jim's latest is "Supersoldier" (book, music, lyrics), an adaptation of his earlier "Rainbow Rainbeam Radio Roadshow" that NY Times theater critic Clive Barnes wrote is "joyous and life-assertive [with] sweet and fresh music and lyrics." A staged reading of "Supersoldier" was presented by actor Sam Underwood's (Homeland, The Following) Fundamental Theater Project and the NY Theatre Barn.
Authors - gladshot(at)gmail.com
Legal - S. Jean Ward