Welcome to this satellite concert reading of CHASING FEAR, par of NVA's New Play Festival, FINAL DRAFT. CHASING FEAR is an original musical with music and lyrics by Trevor Bachman and book by Blake McCarty. This staged concert reading is directed by Tiffany Tang with musical direction by Benjamin Goniea. Featuring (in alphabetical order) Frankie Alicea, Natasha Baenisch, Michael Cusimano, Julie Meram, Sibongile Ngako, Leonard Patton, Kevin Phan, Isabella Pruter, John Wells III. Inspired by Turkish folklore, CHASING FEAR tells the story of a boy who leaves home in search of the true meaning of fear. His adventure is recounted by a family of refugees to comfort Luminitsa, the only child left in their group. Seen through the eyes of a young girl, the boy's encounters with ogres, ghosts, and even mermaids becomes topical and timeless. As Luminitsa faces her own fears and otherness, this new musical mixes multiple languages and cultural traditions to remind audiences that we can all be outsiders and we can all find strength in ourselves. Join us to welcome this spectacular new musical to San Diego stages and stay for the talkback after the show. This event is free and open to the public, however New Play Festival Passholders will have first access to RSVP seats in early April. General RSVPs will open in mid-April.