Bela Konstancja and Janey Miles are a writing duo focused on musical storytelling for TV, Film, Audio and Stage. They are met and began their collaboration at the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts (Cycle 30/Class of '21). Bela and Janey are currently at work developing their Thesis Musical REAL PEOPLE THINGS for the stage and screen.
REAL PEOPLE THINGS premiered at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey as part of their summer "Plaza Players" series in July of 2021.
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TWO RIVER THEATER - PLAZA PLAYERS
JULY 15-18 2021
REAL PEOPLE THINGS played for three nights (we only got rained out once!) outdoors at the Two River Theater in Red Bank New Jersey as part of the summer Plaza Players Series. We presented an abridged version of the show featuring the insane talents of DeAnne Stewart, Jakeim Hart, Skyler Volpe and Mason McDowell. This incredibly talented cast not only brought our characters to life, they also played the instruments and were the band! It was such a speical experinces to get to hear this material live!
CLOSE TO ME
"REAL PEOPLE THINGS"
After meeting Rosie Peters on a dating app, Theo Goldberg realizes he's going to have to let his guard down.
Performed by Maxwell Whittington-Cooper. Mixed and Produced by Bela Kawalec.
HERE WE GO AGAIN
ROSIE PETERS fears taking the leap into something real with THEO GOLDBERG - a random guy she met on a dating app but seems to be connecting with.
Performed by Ren Martinez. Mixed and Produced by Bela Kawalec. From "REAL PEOPLE THINGS"
SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE
"REAL PEOPLE THINGS"
Rosie and Theo have no choice but to acknowledge that they are catching feels.
MUSICAL STORYTELLING FOR FILM, TV, AUDIO AND STAGE
BELA + JANEY
Bela is a self taught musician who has honed her skills in Nashville’s song writing rooms. Janey studied Film and TV Production at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Musical Improvisation at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, combining those experiences to develop her own lyrical storytelling style.
Photos by Kathryn Page
Bela Konstancja Kawalec is a Polish-American writer, composer and performer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Bela is a self taught musician who has honed her skills in Nashville’s song writing rooms. In 2015 Bela released an EP of songs which she later performed in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe and on a US house concert tour in 2018. In 2019 Bela released three singles, one of which is currently in rotation on radio stations in Nevada and California. In 2020 Bela was a semifinalist along with her collaborator Carrie Caffrey in the NAMT 15 minute musical contest. She is currently in her final year at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at Tisch. Bela and her musical theater writing partner Janey Feingold were finalists in the 2020 Sappho Project W*rk Lab and are currently developing their thesis musical REAL PEOPLE THINGS at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.
Janey Feingold is a writer, director and lyricist who created the Viral musical teen series CHICKEN GIRLS for the BRAT Youtube Network. CHICKEN GIRLS, which reached over 100 Million views in the first season, was nominated for 2018 and 2019 STREAMY AWARDS and is currently in its 8th season. Janey’s songwriting credits include the top streaming original songs from the show such as BIRDS OF A FEATHER and PHOTOGRAPH. Janey co-produced and directed the digital song cycle Creativity Is Not Canceled featuring eight new songs written entirely in quarantine. In 2020 Janey collaborated with composer William Karras on an original song “STRANGE” which was featured in the “ON HOPE” global song cycle produced by The Other Palace Theatre in Victoria, London. Janey and Bela are currently developing their thesis musical REAL PEOPLE THINGS for audio, stage and film formats. Janey holds a BA from The USC School of Cinematic Arts and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts.