A tabloid clown unexpectedly becomes President and takes America on a careening crazytown ride.
Then the laughs stop.
Dump is an animated, political musical about the improbable rise of an American demagogue;
his troubled reign; and his frenzied effort to cling to the power that his cult-like followers bestow on him.
Ciro Maria Scotti
The book & lyrics for Dump, The Musical are by Ciro Maria Scotti, a New York writer and veteran journalist who helped run political coverage at BusinessWeek (now Bloomberg Businessweek) for a decade, wrote a freewheeling blog for businessweek.com, and served as the magazine's managing editor. He later was a top editor at Reuters and has written political columns for The Daily Beast and The Fiscal Times. A couple of screenplays languish in his bottom drawer. Dump is his first work of theatre.
The original score for Dump, The Musical is by JJ McGeehan, a New York composer and musician whose extensive Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, Boy From Oz, La Cage aux Folles, Tarzan, Billy Elliot, Ghost, Rocky, Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet, and The Hugh Jackman World Tour 2019.
JJ McGeehan's credits as Film Composer include: 'Walking The Camino’, ‘Spacious Sky’, ‘Boys of Baraka’, ‘Prison Town USA’, ‘Jesus Camp’, American Experience, Marcus Garvey: ‘In The Whirlwind.'
Harvey Droke is an award-winning animator whose honors include the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival’s Golden Fox Award for Best Animated Short and the Capital Fringe Festival’s Audience Award Nomination for Song Reader: The Musical, a stage production with music by Beck and book and arrangements by Droke and Daniel Hornal.
Droke has consulted with HBO, Cartoon Network, DCTV, Showtime, and Amazon Prime (as an Executive Producer of the animated series, District City). His current projects include a documentary about Robert Condit, Rocket to Venus.