THIS ANCIENT HISTORIAL (future) GRAMMY AWARD MUSICAL ALREADY HAS "ALL" THE AWARD-WINNING PRE-PRODUCTION TEAM IN PLACE and READY TO GO! ! WE JUST NEED THE MISSING PIECE A GREAT EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!
Hello Executive Producer,
As the FOUNDER/CEO of BSTFPA, I, Janet Irene Thomas, am a modern-day renaissance woman, and as a playwright, screenwriter, published fiction author, director, gospel music producer and lyricist, and blogger; I an look forward to one day, in the very, very, near future, taking NEFERTITI 18TH DYNASTY to an exciting new level of historical excellence. I've written this MASTERPIECE of a stage production for a journey to Broadway for a 15-20 Year Run! Read the below.
This musical is an original story account of one of the most mysterious and powerful women in ancient Egypt. Nefertiti was queen alongside her husband Pharaoh Akhenaten from 1353 to 1336 B.C. and may have ruled with him during the Amarna Period, and outright after his death. Her reign was at a time of tremendous cultural upheaval, as Akhenaten had re-oriented Egypt religious and political structure around the worship of the sun god Aten.
The production will highlight, how as a child of fifteen, Nefertiti, daughter of Lord Ay, a top adviser to Pharaoh Amenhotep III; became bride to Amenhotep IV. As his bride, she beheld the horrors of the power struggle between her husband and Pharaoh, while sharing the throne. Her emotionally and rationally mad husband goes against Egyptian custom and constructs a place to worship Aten, the sun disk god, and named his capitol Akhenaten.
Then, soon after becoming pharaoh of Egypt, and the death of his father, Akhenaten discarded his royal name and his loyalty to the ancient god Amon. Renaming himself to Akhenaten meaning "He who is of service to Aten." He turned away from old priests and began the cult of the sun disk, the Aten. Akhenaten acknowledged that Aten was the single god except Re, the sun god. He claimed he was the only person able to converse to his god. This only caused an absence of priests and he soon banned them. He banned the worship of Amon and closed all the sacred temples.
The production will also highlight the mysterious disappearance of the Warrior Queen, twelve years into the Amarna Period. Why? She could have simply died of a terminal illness; yet her body has never been found. Possibly somewhere beneath the sands her body has been hidden by Egyptian priests, she conspired with to go back to the old Egypt religious. The production will suggest that somewhere The Beautiful One- Nefertiti, might be buried in a tomb that was created to hide her last remains.
I would like to mount Nefertiti 18th Dynasty-The Musical, this Fall/Winter season 2017. Though this piece has always been intended as a musical, I first mounted the production in 2005, as a historical drama due to severe budget restraints. None-the-less, after a tour of three East Coast cities (Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and Atlanta), we enjoyed moderate success. Presently, I have assembled a world -wide notoriety production team that await the greenlight that Executive Producer and financing has been secured.
Beginning immediately, I plan to promote Nefertiti, using my specially designed Marketing Calendar, to include, but not limited to my social media contacts; my BSTFPA email market list; blog; website; pictures of the rehearsals; Facebook has over 1billion users and I will be capitalizing each and every one of them (Facebook is not just a website; it's a country); and a street team just to name a few methods. My target audience will be ages 9 and up. The strongest impact on the audience/viewers of this production will be the singing and acting. A strong second is that for the first time in the history of Nefertiti, there will be a stage visual of her life, and as a musical! The set and costume design will 'wow' the audience as well in that Egyptian history has a beauty of its own.
CAN WE TALK? Contact: Playwright Janet Irene Thomas at: [email protected] and I will supply my direct number to serious Executive Producer(s) only. Lets do it!! Together we can take NEFERTITI 18TH DYNASTY around the world.
Our 2005, Northern VA ; Philadelphia, PA; and Atlanta, GA.; 3-City tour of the Ancient Historical Nefertiti 18th Dynasty.
The 2013 Children's stage production of Once Upon a Time Shop; one of the last shows performed at the Old Towne Theater, Alexandria, Virginia.