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Meet The Playwrights of WinterFest: Jeremiah Clay Neal Brings His Songwriting Skills to Playwriting

Meet The Playwrights of WinterFest: Jeremiah Clay Neal Brings His Songwriting Skills to Playwriting
Jeramiah Clay Neal

Jeramiah Clay Neal

Jeremiah Clay Neal is a writer and perorming artist originally from Las Vegas, NV. His parents (Jay and Cindy) worked as a musical duo named Harmony and Me. At an early age, both Jeremiah and his sister (Harmony) began performing with the family act. As a teen, Jeremiah continued to perform as an actor both with Rainbow Company and the high school theatre. He continued to improve as a drummer and joined his sisters band Agape when he was 16. Around this time, he began to learn guitar from his father and perform as a drummer for a local megachurch. He wrote over 75 sketches and produced 4 full length plays along with writing his first album as a songwriter “Claybyrd”. After graduation, he began working as a teaching artist for Cirque Du Monde, a program teaching social circus skills to at-risk youth in the Las Vegas area. He moved to Tempe, Arizona in 2005 to pursue an M.F.A. in theatre for young audiences. In 2006, his play Somewhere Else was presented at the International Theatre in Society conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and his play Breaking The Silence was performed at the American Alliance for Theatre in Education conference in Vancouver, B.C.  In 2006, while attending a conference in Indianapolis, Jeremiah performed a few songs from a new musical called U:Bug:Me! at the playwrights slam. It quickly gathered interest from the Coterie Theatre and was professionally premiered in Kansas City in 2007. It recieved a second professional production a year later at First Stage Theatre in Milwaukee, WI and was published by Dramatic Publishing in 2009. Jeremiah’s adaptation of The Kid Who Ran for President, a book by Dan Gutman, was produced at The Rainbow Company Children’s Theatre in Las Vegas in 2008, and later published.

Jeramiah Clay Neal

Jeramiah Clay Neal

In addition to playwriting, Neal is also an accomplished songwriter and performing artist. For more information please visit jeremiahclayneal.com.

The skills I was learning performing music in the bars came in handy as a playwright.

Jeremiah’s show Eeny Meany is a short play about three young siblings struggling to get along amidst a difficult change in their lives. Eeny, the eldest, is attempting to build a makeshift rabbit trap in their backyard, while Miny and Mo are trying to finish filming a movie. When Eeny takes control, the three young minds combine on a showdown with the cottontails. When the plan goes awry, and emotions bubble to the surface, the three will learn that they each have an important role in moving forward.

Eeny Meany Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th St. February 22 @ 6:15 pm, Saturday February 24 @ 1 pm and Sunday February 25 @ 6 pm

Off Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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