Van Helsing of Ipswich

A vampire origin story
screenplay by
Michael Medeiros

Gabe Van Helsing, the young leader of a basement rock band has no idea that he is connected to the character of legend. When evil from the past returns to his New England town, Gabe must reinvent himself
to fight the monster and live up to
his storied family name.

© Michael Medeiros ~ all rights reserved


a 60's rock musical - book, lyrics, music by Michael Medeiros

WILD THING   is a rock musical set in 1960‘s America.
Developed, in part, at the 2019 Mercer Writer's Colony at Goodspeed ,and based on one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, it explores the nature of love - what it is and what it definitely is not - which is the source of its brilliant comedy .
~ THE MUSIC  is inspired by classic sounds of the 60's.
  ~ SYNOPSIS:  A young woman, Violet, survives a storm at sea which has claimed the life of her twin brother. Alone and heartsick, she dresses in her brother’s clothing and sets out to make a new life, finding work with a reclusive rock star, Duke, who has fallen for Olivia, the town beauty. Olivia soon falls for Violet (disguised as a boy), while Violet has herself fallen for Duke. This unrequited love triangle and other experiences on her journey, lead Violet to realize that her disguise comes with consequences. In the end, she learns to stand up for herself in a new way, and all love problems are resolved, with the understanding there will alwaysbe storms on the horizon.

Developed in part at the
2019 Mercer Writer’s Colony
at Goodspeed

© Michael Medeiros ~ all rights reserved