Who Are The Lobbyists?
I got one question for you. The Lobbyists? Well, the Lobbyists were formed in the lobby of The Flea Theater during the winter of 2012 in the critically acclaimed production, These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney and directed by Drama Desk Winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Since their origin, they've played in numerous venues across the city and region. In the summer of 2013, the band began a collaboration with playwright Seth Moore and director Liz Carlson on a concert play called SeaWife set on a whaling ship. In summer of 2015, Naked Angels Theater Company presented its world premiere to sold out houses. "Undeniably talented" (Village Voice) these group of actor-musicians have created a unique sound and songwriting to numerous acclaims. The New York Times calls their SeaWife songs "marvelous" and their musicianship "impressive," while Entertainment Weekly lauds SeaWife's "enchanting score."
The Lobbyists have crafted a distinctive harmony-driven sound that draws on folk, bluegrass, country, roots, and pop. Acoustic instrumentation, intricate harmonies, and inventive, collaborative songwriting combine to create a fresh sound at once unique and rooted in traditional folk music. And they always lobby for good times!
Please peruse this site to learn more about The Lobbyists!
See us LIVE!
by The Lobbyists & Seth Moore
directed & developed by Liz Carlson
performed by The Lobbyists
World Premiere June 23rd-july 26th, 2015
SeaWife is a haunted cautionary tale that envelops its audience in joyous pleasures, wrenching horrors, unbearable heartache, and the most glorious of nautical adventures. Naked Angels and raucous folk band The Lobbyists create concert play of monumental scope.
What horrors are held for Percy--a sailor with most natural talent, but spurred on by tragedy. A madman at the prow with a tempest in his heart, his tale is one of tugging, a man pulled apart by the two sides of his very nature, all as he rises to be the whaling fishery's greatest hero. Step within the Melville Gallery and experience his tale of glory, haunting and woe. All spun out for you by word and melody by those most dexterous of players: Tommy Crawford, Eloïse Eonnet, Alex Grubbs, Will Turner, Tony Vo, Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, and Raymond Sicam III.