Saturday, June 29, 2019

Edinburgh 2019

I'm headed to Scotland for the last few days of EIF and the fringe this August. I was lucky to score a dormitory suite at the University of Edinburgh which is close to just about everything. I really can't wait to experience the creative atmosphere of this thing. WTh...It'll be like I'm a school girl again... or for the first time. 👸

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 WYSIWYG Update!

Here's several pictures of the PCTF awards ceremony at the Abrons Art Center in New York last year. What a great night! We're just about ready to start some table reads of Eigg so I'm sure that project will start picking up momentum now. As far as the status on WYSIWYG, we've made some tweaks here and there and I've been working with a dramaturg in New York on the script, my guess is we'll see another production somewhere on the Manhattan Island in 2020 so WTH...stay tuned! ;)
April Alsup in New York City
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Monday, February 25, 2019

The end of one chapter the beginning of another

Here's a picture of my Baldwin D-9 going back to American Classic Pianos. They're based in Denver, Colorado and I've known Warren and Holly for a long time. They let me change my piano every five years or so and it's always sentimental to see them go. I composed the majority of  "The Age of Sisyphus" and "The Isle of Eigg" on the D-9, so it was a productive piano. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one though. Each instrument has it's own personality and it comes out in your music. I think it's important to reinvent your music periodically and changing your piano is a subtle way to help you accomplish that.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Dramatist Guild and The New Play Exchange

Remember the scene in the movie "The Jerk" when Steve Martin gets so excited because he sees his name in the telephone book. So, I sort of felt the same today when I saw my profile page on the Dramatist Guild and New Play Exchange websites. "WTH...I'm somebody"!

View my profile on Dramatists Guild

View my profile on the New Play Exchange

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dramatists Guild

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to participate in more music theater groups and organizations. It's so cool to meet and work with new people with similar challenges. Here's the letter I received from The Dramatist Guild in New York. WTH...I'm in and I'm loving it! :)
Click here to visit April Alsup on Dramatist Guild Website

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Eco-friendly QR Codes for our audience members with smartphones

It's an honor to be designated as one of this year's most eco-friendly off-Broadway productions. Moving forward, we'll plan to setup QR Codes to all our program guides and hope that you will too. Try it out now,'s so easy...and yes, we love our trees in Colorado!

QR codes are machine-readable optical labels first designed in 1994 for the automotive industry in Japan. Typically, a smartphone is used as a QR code scanner to convert the code into some useful form (such as a standard URL for a website, thereby obviating the need for a user to type it into a web browser).

Thursday, November 08, 2018

I have a Dream and it´s Green!

I've always been a bit of an environmentalist, but I never really expected it to be part of my creative. I thought it was just a coincidence that we won the prestigious Greener Planet Award for our production of WYSIWYG in New York City this Summer. WTH...haven't we all received the planet eMail yet? It's so easy to cast a small carbon footprint by managing scripts, advertising and program collateral electronically.

Well now, I guess I'm proud to announce that my latest project, "The Isle of Eigg", has an ecology thread. Just off the coast of Scotland, this tiny island is a testament to human independence. The island was recently named "Britain's most eco-friendly island" by the Guardian since they have been producing nearly 100% of their own electricity for almost a decade now, through a combination of wind, solar and hydro power. It's been a long and winding road though, with a lot of conflicts, so stay tuned for this fascinating true story of Eigg.

Learn more at the Eigg the Musical website!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

My First Official Blog Post

Hi Everyone,

I've been blogging for a long time, but it's always been in relationship to a certain project or organization. Well now (drum roll please), I've decided to create my own personal blog. I'd like to document and share all the innovative and/or creative ideas that go through my head. I've called it "Sup Alsup?", that's what the kids in the ole Greenwood Village hood would say when they came over to the house and it sort of stuck.

Kind Regards,