July 8, 2014

Contact: Pablo Rojas                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cell: 617-256-5217
Email: pablo@ministryoftheater.com

New Musical Parody “God Hates Musicals” Now On Sale

Boston, MA - A new musical comedy parodying the Westboro Baptist Church is currently in production. Written by Joe Creedon (ImprovBoston) with music composed by Bryan Dunn (Second City, Improv Asylum) and lyrics by Emily Laverdiere (ImprovBoston) God Hates Musicals: A Parody of the Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to open this August at Boston University’s TheatreLab@855 and is produced by Pablo Rojas (Improv Asylum, Catalyst Comedy) and the Ministry of Theater.

God Hates Musicals comedically addresses topics and issues surrounding the Westboro Baptist Church while it was under the leadership of its founder, the recently deceased Fred Phelps. With song titles such as “Get Gay for God,” and a vaudeville number featuring Mr. Phelps himself, God Hates Musicals is decidedly in your face comedy. The WBC is recognized as an American unaffiliated Baptist church known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against gay people. The WBC is widely described as a hate group and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. God Hates Musicals is a rollicking, frolicking send-up of the WBC with the ultimate intention of fighting hate with laughter.

God Hates Musicals opens to previews on Wednesday August 13th and performs through Sunday August 24th, 2014 at BU’s TheatreLab@855 within the College of Fine Arts building. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through their website at www.godhatesmusicals.org.

God Hates Musicals also launched an IndieGoGo campaign currently still accepting donations. For more information about the fundraising campaign or the show visit www.godhatesmusicals.org.

Ministry of Theater is a general management and theater production company founded by Pablo Rojas that focuses on the theatrical works of small independent artists and companies. Past productions included Stories Without Roofs: Transitions and Roller Disco The Musical. Ministry of Theater currently owns and operates Catalyst Comedy in Fort Point Boston.


If you would like more information about this production, or to schedule an interview with writer/ director Joe Creedon, composer Bryan Dunn, or Lyricist Emily Laverdiere please call Pablo Rojas at 617-256-5217 or email Pablo at pablo@ministryoftheater.com.

Richard Linklater

Variety article on Richard Linklater's - "Boyhood"

July 2, 2014

WICF Event: FREE Boston Screening of Richard Linklater's latest film, Boyhood, with a live Q&A, Wednesday July 9th

FREE Boston screening of Richard LinkLater's Boyhood, Wed. July 9th, 7pm, Landmark Kendall Square.  The film will be followed by a live Q&A with actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane.

RSVP at tinyurl.com/BoyhoodBoston 

 Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue.

BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

June 11, 2014

‘Bridesmaids’ Writers Team Up for New Comedy

Can't wait for this Wiig and Mumolo movie to come out!!

New York Times Article
"Bridesmaids" Writers Team Up for New Comedy

Jenny Slate is "Marcel The Shell With Shoes On"

Jenny Slate

Last month WICF hosted a special premiere screening of "Obvious Child" starring Jenny Slate at the Revere Hotel in Boston.  The movie opens in select theater on June 27th!  It's a must see!

Jenny as Marcel

If you are not one of the almost 23 million people who have viewed  Marcel The Shell With Shoes On - join us...won't you!

May 28, 2014

WICF fans! Reserve a pair of FREE tickets for a special screening of 'Obvious Child' this Friday May 30th at the Revere Hotel Boston!

Reserve your pair of FREE tickets TODAY for a special screening of 'Obvious Child' this Friday at the Revere Hotel Boston!

Hosted by WICF producer Michelle Barbera and featuring intros by star Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre!