Real People Things
By Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec
Join us this summer for a series of outdoor performances on our newly renovated outdoor Plaza. Each evening will run about 75 minutes and feature performances by Two River Theater artists.
Since 2010 Two River has welcomed students and alumni from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program to Red Bank for our annual NYU Cabaret. This Summer two graduates Janey Miles Feingold and Bela Konstancja Kawalec bring a live concert presentation of a new musical about finding love on the internet to Two River’s Plaza Stage. In Real People Things, we eavesdrop on the intimate conversations between Rosie Peters and Theo Goldberg as they get to know each other through pixels and wires and spotty wifi all leading up to the moment when they have to decide to put down their phones and meet in person. Featuring original, character-driven pop songs performed by the Real People Things Band.
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Meet the Artists
Janey Miles Feingold
Janey Miles Feingold is a writer, director and lyricist who created the viral musical teen series CHICKEN GIRLS for the BRAT Youtube Network. CHICKEN GIRLS, which reached over 100 Million views in the first season, was nominated for 2018 and 2019 STREAMY AWARDS and is currently in its 8th season. Janey’s songwriting credits include the top streaming original songs from the show such as BIRDS OF A FEATHER and PHOTOGRAPH. Janey co-produced and directed the digital song cycle CREATIVITY IS NOT CANCELED featuring eight new songs written entirely in quarantine. In 2020 Janey collaborated with composer William Karras on an original song “STRANGE” which was featured in the “ON HOPE” global song cycle produced by The Other Palace Theatre in Victoria, London. Janey and her writing partner Bela Konstancja developed REAL PEOPLE THINGS as an audio only musical as their thesis project at the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and are currently adapting the show for stage and film formats. Janey holds a BA from The USC School of Cinematic Arts and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. @JaneyMiles
Bela Konstancja Kawalec
Bela Konstancja Kawalec is a Polish-American writer, composer and performer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Bela is a self taught musician who has honed her skills in Nashville’s song writing rooms and frequently spent her Sunday nights playing at The Bluebird Cafe. In 2020 Bela was a semifinalist along with her collaborator Carrie Caffrey in the NAMT 15 minute musical contest. In 2021 she was a part of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Village Songs song cycle, as well as Broadway’s Future Songbook at Lincoln Center. Bela and her musical writing partner Janey Feingold just graduated from Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theater writing program with their thesis musical REAL PEOPLE THINGS.
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