Way back in the days before the end of The Big Sick, students everywhere were forced to stare at computer screens featuring live video feeds of their classmates. This was happening in bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens across the country and the world. With the help (and the subconscious musings) of a dreamer named Halley, a team of super heroes discover that unity and togetherness can get them through any sicky situation.
How did we make ICKY during a pandemic lockdown in New Mexico? We workshopped together with our creative team on Zoom, then we recorded ICKY in a field, each of us using our cars as a sound booth. We wore headphones that carried the sound of all our voices, plus the soundtrack instrumentals.
1st Place: “Visitation” – Xander, 8
2nd Place: “Boredom” – Valerie, 16
3rd Place: “Sorrow” – Maya, 8
Produced by Katie Stone
Directed by Jonathan Dunski
The Kid’s Crew, Sasha Menéndez,
Tania Hopkins & Katie Stone
Written by Sarin West
Composed by Jules Latimer Warren
Lyrics by Hakim Bellamy
Assistant Direction by Nicholas Main
Musical Direction & Arrangement by Sage Sarason
Scoring by Robb Janov
Sound Design by Jen Kraus
The ICKY Band:
Guitar by Kyle Malone
Drums & Percussion, Josh English
Keyboards, Shaun Hettinger
Bass, Paul Hunton
Violin, Robb Janov
Ukelele, Maya Malone
Katie Stone guest writes a column all about ICKY and how it came to be. What inspired it and how all the creatives were assembled to create a once-in-a-lifetime creation. She explains how this musical opens up conversations about COVID-19 and kid’s concerns about it.
Katie zooms with Flavia Costa to discuss how ICKY came to be and how you can find it! Find the interview here!