Won — THEENCORE! – PRODUCERS’ AWARD, 2018
Won — BEST OF THEBROADWATER, 2018
Won — NO ROOM IN THEGREENROOMAWARD (sponsored by MB Stage Productions), 2018
Nominated — THEUNLEASHEDAWARD (sponsored by Theatre Unleashed), 2018
Written and directed by Conor Hanney, BESTBUDDIES is a hip-hop musical comedy with 12 original songs, 1 beatboxer, and 10 actors, half of which have special needs.
The neurodiverse cast hails from the Born to Act Players theater company, while the neurotypical cast has performed in Hanney’s previous musicals, STRANGERTHINGS: THEMUSICALTRIBUTE (which had a sold-out run at El Cid) and DIVORCE: THEHIP-HOPMUSICAL (which won “The Encore! — Producers’ Award” at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival).
Runtime 55 minutes. Beatboxing by Shaun Fisher. Starring: Jacob Braun, Shannon Dieriex, Ike Flitcraft, Kelsey Goeres, Gabe Greenspan, Kevin Hanney Jr., Chloe Houghton, Craig Jaffe, Callie Ott, and John “JT” Tucker Jr. to be featured on his upcoming season of BORNTHISWAY on A&E.