CAA Arts Access Event: Columbia at The Lobbyist

CAA Arts Access Event: Columbia at The Lobbyist

Presented at Joe's Pub with Music Theatre Factory, Producing Artistic Director, Mei Ann Teo '14SOA
Date and time 
Mar 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Talkback, Performance
Event type 
Arts Access Event
Alumni Artist Event

$20 Columbia Alumni and Guests

$15 Columbia Students

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
United States

The Lobbyists present a concert of music from their new musical The Golden Spike, a collaboration with Don Nguyen. The Golden Spike is the story of Sun Wu, a Chinese immigrant who worked on the Transcontinental Railroad thirteen years earlier who now finds himself trying to outrun the long arm of the law in hopes of reuniting with his wife and son. Weaving strong emotional narratives of Chinese and Irish immigrants of the railroad, The Golden Spike is a story of the pursuit of love, family, truth, and the sparkling light of equality under the otherwise dark shadow cast by the Chinese Exclusion Act. Join The Lobbyists as they perform brand new songs and arrangements in this special concert engagement. Learn more about the show here.

This program is presented in partnership with Musical Theatre Factory, a nonprofit artist service organization dedicated to helping musical theatre makers develop and present new work in a collaborative environment free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. Mei Ann Teo '14SOA serves as the Producing Artistic Director.

Columbia alumni and students are invited to join us for a pre-show talkback with Mei Ann Teo with Morgan Jenness, Adjunct Associate Professor, Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts, Don Nguyen, and members of The Lobbyist. After the show, the Columbia community is invited for an informal gathering at The Library at The Public Theater to mix and mingle with the creative team.


Preshow Talkback 5:30 p.m. (Final timing and location will be confirmed as we get closer to March)

Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Meet and Greet in The Library 8:15 p.m.

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. Tickets will be distributed at the theater on the day of the show. A confirmation email with the event details will be sent the week of the event.

Questions? Please email