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Abel Alvarado

LYRICS / BOOK

Hello! My name is Abel Alvarado. I work as a Costume Designer in the Los Angeles area and even designed a show for ANMT a few years ago, "It Happened In Roswell". I am a graduate of the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy where I studied Costume Design. Currently, I am Resident Designer at CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights where I also am a producer for the "Brown and Out Theater Festival". I am back in school at L.A. City College in the Music program majoring in Music Composition. I wrote a musical "ARENA: A HOUSE MUSIC-al"and it was set for a workshop production this past April, but due to COVID, it has been postponed until further notice. I had written a few short plays that were staged but writing a musical was a big feat. Having more experience in lyric writing and composition would have been a GREAT help and that's why I am here. Gracias!

Look forward to hearing from you soon! Gracias!

IN PERSON

Los Angeles   CA

Kim Bixler

BOOK / LYRICS

Cornell University, BA '91 Political Science
Author, Public Speaker - Frank Lloyd Wright lecturer
(I grew up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house)

I have written several versions of a musical about Frank Lloyd Wright. I had a composer, created over a dozen songs, applied to the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, lost my composer, wrote a play and won't rest until I get a musical theater project finished.

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Manhattan Beach   CA

Jackie Brenneman

LYRICS

Storytelling has always been at the heart of everything I do. I started college as a musical theater major but then pivoted to Anthropology to deepen my interest in the impact of culture on personality and behavior. However, I continued my theatrical education at NYU in a number of ways including: taking part in the CAP21 musical theater summer intensive; performing and directing shows at NYU; and participating in a number of choirs. I also wrote lyrics for NYU’s parody show, FNYU, that are still done today (one was a parody of If I Were a Rich Man titled If I Were a Tisch Man; another was set to Do-Re-Mi and was titled Floor Meeting).

I have a day job that I am very proud of as the General Counsel & Director of Industry Relations of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which has meant I had to innovate to keep theater and creativity as a significant part of my life. To that end, I established Conundrum Theatre Company in 2014 along with a number of other working professionals to bring high-quality theater to those with the scheduling constraints of a typical day job. In my role with Conundrum Theatre Company, I have been a producer, director, writer, and/or performer in over a dozen productions ranging from original musicals, staged readings, and a large full-scale professional production of Funny Girl. Conundrum is dedicated to doing modern interpretations of classic musicals or rarely-done productions. In each production a focus on the connection between lyric, music, character, plot and themes is key to my approach.

As a lyricist, I have written two mini-musicals - Covid Baking Competition: The Musical (20 minutes) and Quarantine Breakup (10 minutes), both centered around problems unique to the current Coronavirus situation in the world and how people deal with it. I have also been working on a full-length musical since 2019 titled The Escapist, which is based on Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.

Nope! I cannot wait to learn from your incredible experts.

IN PERSON

Burbank   CA

Orlando Byron (He/him)

MUSIC

I graduated in January with honours from a masters degree course in Musical Theatre Composition at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I am now an Associate Lecturer for the BA Musical Theatre course, teaching music theory and rep. Prior to that course, I studied Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, where I specialised in Japanese music. Before that, I studied composition with David Knotts at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. As a child, I was head chorister to the Queen at the Chapels Royal, St. James Palace.
In addition to lecturing, I work as a freelance pianist and MD while holding a position as Head of Music at New London Performing Arts Centre, where I teach piano, singing and musical theatre to students from beginners to West End professionals.
Last year, I composed the music for a show put on at the Tristan Bates theatre in the West End called Last Minutes with Anglo-Canadian playwright Deborah Vogt.

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London   England

Anton Chesnokov

MUSIC / LYRICS

Master's degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University
Faculty of Composition and Arrangement at Moscow College of Improvised Music (currently studying - 3rd term)
I am occupied as both analyst and musical teacher. Also I have experience of writing my own original musical and music takes the majority of my time

I am a really motivated writer and surely will apply all my talent and creativity to the assignments and collaborative process. I hope the need for using online mediums of communication won't be the wall between me and Core Curriculum.

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Moscow

Eli Cohen

LYRICS / MUSIC

Eli Cohenis a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s theatre program, where he concentrated in writing and musical theatre. Much of his work focused on writing and directing, including his contributions to the Waa-Mu Show, Northwestern’s student written musical. On the Waa-Mu Show, he served as a writer, lyricist, and composer for three shows: Beyond Belief, Manhattan Miracle, and For the Record. He also served as assistant director for Manhattan Miracle and as dramaturg for For the Record. Eli also served as director for a workshop reading of a new musical, Dragonsong, and as an orchestrator on Into the Woods.
Eli has also worked on several workshop readings of new musicals with the American Music Theatre Project, including as assistant director on Something in the Game as well as Legacy: A Book of Names, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and as writer’s assistant on Marie in Tomorrowland. He also spent a summer in Newtown, Connecticut working with NewArts, an organization founded after the Sandy Hook tragedy dedicated to creating healing and growth through the arts.
Original works include The Chosen One, Far From Christopher Street, and (de)Generate. Eli also studied computer science, and wrote an undergraduate thesis on “Queer Representation in Contemporary Musical Theatre”, which started his work on The Chosen One. Originally from Chicago, Eli is planning to move to New York once theatre restarts.

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Highland Park   Illinois

Adrian Ferrando

MUSIC

I'm a beginner composer currently studying piano and violin.

I got interested in musical theater recently, and would like to learn more.

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Sherman Oaks   CA

Bobby G Hall

MUSIC / LYRICS

Bobby Hall III is a multi-instrumentalist (pianist, drummer/percussionist, bass guitarist, Hammond organist, with some basic guitar, trumpet, and alto saxophone skills).

Bobby learned all of these instruments in a gospel context, but after his attendance to Berklee's Five Week Summer Program, in the summers of 2016 and 2017, he was exposed to jazz, rock, country and bluegrass music, musical theatre, classical music, folk music, and many more.

Bobby began his study at Berklee College of Music in the spring of 2018. He will be graduating with a degree in Contemporary Writing & Production (CWP) in the spring of 2021, completing a 4-year degree program in 3 years. As a CWP major, Bobby has learned how to associate mood and emotion to music, the basic traits and instrumentation of each genre, and how to properly notate music and build a score, along with a myriad of other arranging skills. He plans to further these skills post-graduation by finding film scoring and musical theatre opportunities, as well as arranging and writing charts for his own musical endeavors.

Bobby Hall is currently working as an independent contractor, freelancing as a keyboardist for a few wedding band companies in the New England area. These include Sugarbabies Inc. and Wilson Stevens. He also writes and produces original songs and arrangements, and collaborates with other Berklee peers.

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Brooklyn   NY

Mercedes Hesselroth

LYRICS

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Pittsburgh   PA

Erika Ito

MUSIC

Hi everyone!

My name is Erika Ito. I’m a Japanese composer / orchestrator.

I was born and raised in Tokyo. I moved to the US to study music after high school, because I loved Disney musicals. I received a bachelor's degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and started working as an orchestrator / pianist for musical theater shows in New York City.

I moved to the Netherlands to attend master's program in composition at Amsterdam Conservatory. After graduation, I started working on cruise ships as an interpreter / pianist, and visited nearly 50 countries.

Currently I’m based in Tokyo, making music for video games, films, TV, commercials, concerts, and so on.

Here's a few music from video games:

"LET IT DIE"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-L7CojRahI&list=PLF_QLXwinPfv3K8x_IDXZnUklQ3eQvkGW&index=20&app=desktop

"Ninjala"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWucytTBIiE

I love musical theater since I was a child, and making music for musical theater is one of my dreams. I’ve never studied song writing, so I’m really excited that I found this Core Curriculum. I’m looking forward to get to know other writers and collaborate to make new musical theater!

Thank you very much!

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Tokyo

Jung Hyun Kim

MUSIC

Hello, I am Jung Hyun Kim.
I am a degree student attending Berklee College of Music majoring 'Film-Scoring' and 'Contemporary writing and Production'.

I play piano as a principal instrument.

I took musical orchestration class last semester and did arrange 'I cain't say no!' from musical Oklahoma and 'What you mean to me' from musical 'Finding Neverland'. I am confident with midi-mock up and also making scores and parts.

I am passionate with learning, getting feedback and adjusting them to my music.
I also enjoy working as a team!

Thank you.

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Boston   Massachusetts

Michel Klein

MUSIC / LYRICS

I currently live in Los Angeles and teach music full time at a private K-8 school. During that time, I completed my Ph.D. in music composition from UCLA. In my time at UCLA, I wrote the libretto and music for an hour-long one-act opera based on the Biblical story of the binding of Isaac; the opera was given an unstaged concert workshop performance by Opera UCLA. While my main musical emphasis during my time at UCLA was in writing New Music, my earliest musical passion was musical theater. Since graduating from UCLA, I have gone through a "return to my roots" in choosing to pursue musical theater. My initiation into music came from listening to original cast records of classic musicals from as early an age as six, so the switch from concert music to musical theater felt very natural. Recently, I have started working on writing the book, music, and lyrics for a full-length musical and have been reading various books on writing musical theater. I am still trying to find my compositional voice; I am hoping that this program can help me develop my voice and give direction to developing my career as a theater composer.

I am a religiously observant Jew, so I do not work on the Sabbath. The Sabbath begins Friday night and extends until Saturday night. I am wondering if this would influence my ability to take part in this program and if there is any way that I could still take part.

IN PERSON

Los Angeles   CA

Benjamin Emory Larson

MUSIC / LYRICS

Benjamin Emory Larson is a multi-disciplinarian in music, theater, and film. Nationally, he has composed commercial film scores for The International Justice Mission, World Relief, and The Justice Conference. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts (emphasis in playwriting) from Portland State University. His work has been nominated for three Portland Area Musical Theater Awards and performed by A Little New Music, Nautilus Music-Theater, Reno Pops Orchestra, Kitsap Fringe Opera, Opera Bend, Rosetown Playhouse, Under the Arch Incubator, Cascades Theatrical Company, The Central Oregon Youth Orchestra, Phoenix Theater, and 2nd Street Theater.

Us Against Us, a punk rock musical he is writing with Katherine Glover, was a semifinalist for the 2019 National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut. Several of his musicals premiered recently: Thomasina Sawyer premiered at Rosetown Playhouse in Minnesota in 2019; Five Minutes premiered at Theatre Elision in 2020; and The Wheel premiered at The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival in 2020.

I have family in L.A., and I might be able to occasionally commute to L.A. for the sessions.

Thank you for your consideration!

Ben 🙂

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Minneapolis   MN

Chie-Hoon Lee

LYRICS / BOOK

Produced credits include the short plays "For the Living" and “Half Life”. I have worked in non-creative capacities for the renowned Belvoir and Griffin theatre companies in Sydney, and helped launch Kookaburra: the National Musical Theatre Company, and the Sydney Fringe Festival. By day I'm a self-employed management consultant, putting my MBA (from the Australian Graduate School of Management) to use in the world of suits and ties.

I can provide samples of musical theatre lyric writing, book writing and straight plays if required. I'm based in Sydney, Australia and would participate remotely. I'm exceedingly camera and microphone shy.

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Pyrmont   New South Wales

Nai Hui Liao (she, her, hers)

MUSIC / LYRICS

Hi! I'm Nai Hui Liao but I prefer my English name Sandy. I'm from Taipei, Taiwan and I'm currently studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I double major in music production and film scoring and also minor in musical theater writing. As an international student, I work in school as a core music tutor, whose job is to help the college peers to understand more of the core music curriculum in Berklee (Harmony, Ear Training, Arranging,...etc.).
I'm also doing internships. I worked as orchestra assistant remotely for Kelsey Joanne Rogers, who is from South Africa and owns her own music company called Tune Roads. I worked on arrangements for different styles of music (folk, film, original compositions,...etc.) and involved with some MIDI production works. I'm doing another internship remotely with professor Rene Pfister, who is a child theater writer and teaches musical theater courses in Berklee. I arrange his original piano pieces into orchestral arrangements for his upcoming musical theater show called "What I learned in Therapy...if anything", which is a show he does for his Berklee Professional Development Project every year.
I will graduate next Spring and I’m still enrolled in in school in Boston. Even the courses are fully online, I prefer doing the program in Boston time zone so it’s easier for me (consider with housing and health risks if travelling,…etc.).
I love watching musical and I’ve always wanted to learn more about the writing skills. This will be a good opportunity for me to gain more experience and knowledge about musical theater industry and skills for being a writer.

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Brookline   MA

Laser Sidney Malena-Webber (they/them)

LYRICS

I don't come from a musical theatre or acting background. I have a BA in International Politics from a liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon called Lewis & Clark.

My professional history with the performing arts started just after college when I started a YouTube band with my sister. The Doubleclicks became a (cult) hit online with a specific group of nerds, and we've toured the US, Europe and Australia. We've released 4 Billboard chart-topping indie-folk albums and crowdfunded over $400,000 for our music. In early 2020 we are writing a musical about robots, love, and trans rights.

I have some UCB and Second City training in screenwriting, improv, and comedy. My profession is band member and fundraising consultant.

I've always wanted to create musicals and I'm really, really excited about this!

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North Hollywood   CA

Rabiya Mansoor (she/they)

BOOK / LYRICS

Rabiya Mansoor is a Pakistani-Calgarian writer, sketch comedian, and lawyer now based in Toronto, ON. She completed the 2020 Bravo Academy’s New Music Theatre Intensive Writers’ Workshop. She was one of six playwrights for Driftwood Theatre’s 2020 Trafalgar 24 program and is an ensemble member of Second City’s Family Company, most recently seen in What the Elf?!. Her recent web series projects include: Get Up, Aisha (2020 IPF Development Packaging Program); Layla is Relevant (2020 WIFT-T Scripted Digital Series Incubator); Eager Reaper (2019 Women on Screen Web Series Incubator). Her all-WOC sketch comedy troupe, the Don Valley Girls, received a 2019 Sketch Comedy Project Fund grant (a joint project of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival/Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts) for their first sketch revue (coming soon in a post-COVID-19 world). She is an alumni of Second City’s 2019 Bob Curry Fellowship for emerging diverse comedic voices and has performed at the Toronto, Chicago, and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festivals, most recently as a drag king solo act. Her writing has been workshopped at the FEM Script Lab, Working the Scene in Colour, and Industry Events TO.

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Katherine McKeon

LYRICS

Hi, I'm Katherine! I've been doing sketch comedy in Los Angeles since 2014 (The Pack Theater, UCB, iO West, Second City) and musical sketch comedy (you can see some of my musical comedy digital and live work at katherinecaseycowell.com). I recently moved out of Los Angeles, at least for now, so I hope to take the Core digitally.

I graduated from Northwestern University in 2010 with a BS in Radio/TV/Film, and moved to LA to work in film production and eventually advertising. After juggling stand up and my job as a copywriter for a while I chose stand up, and eventually found sketch comedy, and musical sketch comedy, which lead to my dream of writing a full length musical.

Most of my experience and interest is in writing lyrics, but I've dabbled in (and am very interested in) the musical side of songwriting, and would like to learn the craft of book writing, but it currently seems like the least interesting aspect of writing a musical, to me. I have written a ton of comedy sketches, so maybe that will be relevant experience, or not, I'm not sure.

I love to work in teams, and I enjoy stagecraft and producing both live and digital work. I'm not huge on acting or performing in my own work and would much rather leave that to the talented actors, actresses, dancers and singers out there! Nothing makes me happier than seeing a performance come to life through group effort!

I took the Creative Summit with Scott in February 2020. It was super fun!

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Seattle   WA

Christina Meyer (she, her, hers)

BOOK

I am a longtime fan of musical theater and it has been my dream to write a musical. I attended Truman State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I attended Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and earned an MD. I completed by Family Medicine Residency training at Columbia-St. Mary's in Milwaukee, WI. I am currently working as a family medicine physician. I am also a songwriter and write lyrics, melodies and music for the commercial song market. I have had a few songs placed in the Young & The Restless and Whiskey Cavalier tv shows.

As far as musical theater training, I completed part 1 of the Musical Theater Writing Workshop through Theater Building Chicago. A monologue that I wrote during the workshop was performed during a showcase. I have also completed a few classes and workshops on playwriting and musical theater writing through the Chicago Dramatists. "Go To Sleep", a one act play that I wrote was selected by Memoriam Development for their Nightshade horror anthology and will be presented as a short film due to the pandemic.

I would love the opportunity to meet other writers to collaborate with and to learn more about musical theater writing.

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New Berlin   WI

Jessica Moss (she/her/hers)

LYRICS / BOOK

Jessica Moss is a performer, writer, and producer. She is the creator/performer of solo shows Modern Love, and Polly Polly. Her full-length plays include Next to Him, I Will Miss You When You’re Gone, Cam Baby, A Girl Lives Alone and others. Her work has been developed or presented at Great Plains Theatre Conference, Roundabout Theatre, Premiere Stages, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Canadian Stage Festival of New Ideas and Creation, among others. As an actor, she has appeared in shows with Necessary Angel/Luminato, Tarragon Theatre, SummerWorks, Sudbury Theatre Centre, the NAC, and many times at the Toronto Fringe. She went to Juilliard.

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New York City   NY

Michael Vegas Mussman

MUSIC

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San Diego   CALIFORNIA

D. Michael O'Dell

MUSIC / LYRICS

I have a Bachelor of Music Degree from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music (piano and voice minor). https://www.bw.edu/academics/undergraduate/music-composition/

I have an Advance Certificate from The Recording Workshop. https://recordingworkshop.com/

I am currently a Interdisciplinary Major (English & Film and Media Studies) at Arizona State University.

Please consider my bio: https://www.modjazzmo.com/i-am

For more information about me, please visit modjazzmo.com

Thanks!

Michael

IN PERSON

Columbus   Ohio

David Quang Pham (he/him)

MUSIC / LYRICS

David Quang Pham finds comfort in Michigan and incubated lyrics in a lab. In conclusion, he is a science-based composer. A member of ΣΠΣ, Theater Resources Unlimited, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild, he attained a theatre minor with an astrophysics bachelor's degree at Michigan State University. He is developing a particle-lar musical fable on a full-time basis.

Throughout this past week, my work has exponentially grown from the BIZ Conference. My orbital/circle had limited me to only linear progression. Being around artists who are always there for me, I know that I can falter on my work's execution since they will still be around. My one-chance meeting with Michael Alden was the first time I explained "Supersymmetry" in simplistic terms. I look forward to continuing to critically (simplistically) think in this survival mindset.

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Wyoming   Michigan

Nathan Douglas Scalise (he/him)

MUSIC / LYRICS

I’m an early-career composer with experience in both concert music and musical theater. I’m currently a DMA student in composition at the Hartt School of music (Hartford, CT), where I also hold a teaching fellowship in Music Theory. I’ve previously earned an MM in Composition from Binghamton University, where I subsequently taught on the faculty, and a BA in Music from Swarthmore College.

I have averaged approximately a premiere a month since January of 2016 (counting virtual premieres during the pandemic). For the last two years, most of that output has been vocal music that blends art song, opera, and musical theater. I am comfortable writing my own lyrics or collaborating with someone else, and generally do whichever better suits the project in question. In July, I completed Really Spicy Opera’s Aria Institute, Soprano Edition, in which I wrote a new aria with a new librettist every week. In 2019, I won the NYC SongSLAM Competition (art song, I wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics), and in 2017, I placed in Eventide Arts New England Songwriting Contest (pop song, I wrote the music and the lyrics). Before that, I wrote music for two musicals at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (Wellfleet, MA), for which I was also the pianist/music director, and a student production of Twelfth Night at Swarthmore College. I’ve also won awards for my concert music from Dolce Suono Trio, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and the International Trombone Festival.

In addition to composing, I perform frequently as a pianist, trombonist, and drummer, and less frequently as a bass guitarist and singer.

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Cheshire   Connecticut

Lisa Maria Sedares (She/her)

MUSIC

Hi! My name is Lisa Sedares and I'm a trained classical pianist turned music director/composer. After many years at the piano alone, I realized I love playing in large groups. I started by accompanying choirs, then became involved in chamber music, and finally decided I loved musical theater and wanted to broaden my experience there. By day, I'm an aerospace engineer at NASA. I met someone at work who was writing the book to a musical about rocket science and I HAD to get in on it. We've been working on it since 2018 and are about half way through. I'm very new to composing, but I like some of the things I've written and I want to improve my skills through this program. My notation skills are very strong and I have a good foundation in music theory which helps me write counterpoint, harmony, and modulations. Thank you for considering me for this program!

I want to be as safe as possible! While I would prefer in person and I am local, I want to be sure that it's safe to meet that way in September. Very excited!

IN PERSON

Pasadena   CA

Elizabeth I Simko

LYRICS

I am a middle school science teacher in Richmond, VA. I have a B. S. in Natural Resources Conservation from Virginia Tech and a M. A. Ed. in Science Education from the College of William and Mary. I am active in community theater in Richmond.

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Richmond   VIRGINIA

Richard Micheal Thompson

MUSIC

I have a background as a writer, orator and artist, including work for the Daily Star, Gourmet News, and Taming of the Review to list a few, I am a Hearst poet, a James Beard nominee, and I love this work.
Please find my performing arts resume (attached) that highlights my production and performance experience since we first met as well as some video and photo stills that represent my range. I have attached via google drive footage of my original stage performances (Bill Bowen; 'No Admittance' 2017 - encore 2018) and (Chief Bromden: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest; 2017).. More recently, (very very little) local acclaim for my role as 'Trigoran' (Stupid F*cking Bird) with Kathleen Allen (Arizona Daily Star) saying, 'Richard Thompson's Trigoran was arrogant and a tad slimy' as well as Gretchen Wirges (Taming of the Review) stating, 'Thompson's Trigoran is smarmy, sexy, and yet wonderfully indicative of creative genius (of both the character and the actor)'. has been considered a mark of consistency in my work efforts and ethics and extended to work as Cal; The Little Foxes last fall to local acclaim as well.

My V.O. work includes most recently The mad doctor in The Time Machine - https://shoutout.wix.com/so/42NCQ1lf1?fbclid=IwAR1jXdQCipg5OB5w_3BqAaIB81cuWjQOQCpi_D8238X2f43gw3tkiHS8R-U#/main . There are others through Streetlamp Productions and The Comedy Playhouse.

The two links below are my most recent productions in which were produced by me (I'm very big on finding ways for us as artists to be paid legit - my previous work was in engineering as a proposal project manager and I was responsible for bringing 1.5M every year.) I always hit my mark or more. These skills were applied to my artistry. I am confident we could apply my background to your production company's success in a similar manner such as grant proposals.

'The GRANDest Pageant' - A feature length live performance in which the audience was shocked into realizing they had unwittingly, yet decidedly, allowed the actors on stage to be increasingly humiliated and degraded as entertainment while being voted for ala a game show in which is revealed to be an auction. We were able to convincingly disrupt the audience into being unsure what they were seeing was the show or not. "It's all part of the show".And the audience didn't stop it. Tucson Fringe Festival 2019 presented it and it is now under consideration for a Sundance Documentary Fund (I requested 15k of 40) and that is why this fly-on-the-wall representation is available on youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hDqmqGYckw&t=1689s

; 'You.Know.Me?' (Short film; Written/Directed); - an original script written and directed by me (script doctor: Sara Jackson} Actors - Mike Guyll and Kristina Moser) in which is the short, intimate scene of a man and woman driving home and how it doesn't take eruptions of violence to make a woman terrified for her safety, nor does it take much loss in trust to destroy a relationship that is based on it. Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a door locking. This was nominated for an Apex award and I am still (if slowly) finding support from abuse foundations that could use it as an advertisement on non-focused abuse and tactics

My IMDB page reflects my emerging presence in the film industry with additional works: ('Positivity' and 'The Wrong Guy'). I have most recently worked on "The Love Song of William H. Shaw' and in consideration for a lasting role in an upcoming series.

To share with you my production and project completion track record, I will provide my 2019 Theatrical Production resume and various links to shows ranging from acrobatics (Exist: Messenger from the Stars - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm&ogbl#search/stephanie.cortes%40gmail.com?projector=1) paid through a city grant in Scottsdale (and Berger Theater in Tucson),, my movement work with the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cyclic- https://vimeo.com/327417942/4c8bd55dd7), work as a cohort in ATC's theatrical cohort program for last season and this season, live stunt work at Keetlocko studios as 'The Stranger', a low-down cowpoke who is a notorious killer and attempts to escape town with a known bandito. My fighting, shooting, and dying can be seen in this fan made video.

You take it easy brother and tossing you all the good vibes.

Richard Chomps Thompson

The above information is only the tip of the iceberg. I do everything and I do it spectacularly. Even when I fail, it's memorable. I hope you will allow me to learn from you and show my deepest appreciation from the works that can be accomplished through teamwork, compassion, patience and understanding. I look forward to learning from you.

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Tucson   AZ

Michael Steven Turnblom

MUSIC

I am happy to participate in person as possible, since I am in Los Angeles. Otherwise by video (considering, especially, the pandemic), and my collaborator is not in Los Angeles.

IN PERSON

Los Angeles   CA

Devin Elijah Weitz

MUSIC / LYRICS

Devin Weitz is a recent graduate at the University of Miami (Frost School of Music), where he studied film scoring and songwriting. He and his writing partner, Oliver Labrador, have finished a full-length original musical, Hindsight, set to premier in 2020. Devin has composed for several years, developing an affinity for theater writing freshman year of college. In high school, he was nominated for two National Youth Theater awards playing lead roles in Inherit the Wind and The Wiz. Devin also records music as an artist, releasing an EP titled “Faded Blue” in December of 2018 and releasing a single called “Move On” in May of 2020. Devin hopes to become a successful musical theater composer, writing Broadway shows for years to come.

IN PERSON

Los Angeles   CA

Celeste Wolfe

BOOK / LYRICS

I am working on a feature project with rap artist Ruby Ibarra. I have also written a TV Pilot, PUNKERS.

I wanted to take this to understand how to put together an idea for a musical called TRANSCONTINENTAL.

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Los Angeles   CA

Daniel Wolpow

LYRICS

I'm a relatively recent transplant to Los Angeles, having moved out here just last year. My musical "Cloned!" (co-written with Adam Spiegel) was the Best of Fest Winner at the 2014 New York Musical Festival and was a New York Times Critic's Pick:

https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/new-york-musical-theater-festival-report-cloned/.

I'm a graduate of both Cornell University (B.A., Psychology) and Carnegie Mellon University (Master of Entertainment Technology). I'm currently a freelance writer.

While I have at times composed/written my own music/books, I'm most interested in finding some collaborators out here in LA and choosing to focus on lyrics only.

IN PERSON

Los Angeles

Davern Wright

BOOK

Davern Wright is a writer, composer, lyricist, director, and actor native to Berkeley, CA and currently living in Los Angeles. Writing credits include “Cratchit” (Best of Playground SF; Playground SF People’s Choice Award), “Would You Like the Can, Sir?” (Playground SF People’s Choice Award), “The Measure of Oakland,” (2016 performance in San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Midnight Shakespeare program), “New World University” (performance in PianoFight’s ShortLived 2016), “Something’s Wrong with Peter” (2011 Santa Fe Film Festival Official Selection), "Non-Sequitur" (performance at the Williams Summer Theatre Lab), and co-writing “Through the Wall” for Ragged Wing Ensemble (performance at The Flight Deck, 2015). He is a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship Finalist, a Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, and a Writer’s Digest Annual Competition Award Winner. He was a Playground SF Resident Playwright, winner of their Emerging Playwright Award, and a Resident of the Berkshire Fringe Festival Earlystages Program with Laura Maria Censabella. His acting credits include productions at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Golden Thread Productions, 42nd St. Moon, and many others. He has an M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Theatre from Williams College, and is the Assistant Department Director of Media Arts at STAR Inc. in Los Angeles.

IN PERSON

Los Angeles   CA

David Harry Yoon

LYRICS / BOOK

I'm a New Jersey bred, Los Angeles based writer who has earned his B.F.A. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. My film education extended beyond a degree as I've worked for different departments on notable film and TV productions, including HBO's "Girls," Amazon's "Chemical Hearts," "Amazing Spiderman 2," among many others. I was a 2015 Film Independent Project Involve screenwriting fellow where the short I wrote, “Fractured,” was produced and screened at LA Film Festival. I was also a 2019 Film Independent Episodic Lab Fellow with my pilot project “Oh Country.” I'm primarily a screenwriter but I have been dabbling with musical content, having created, wrote the lyrics for, and filmed a small web series called "One Song Glory." Currently, I work as a post producer on commercial campaigns for brands such as Google, Apple, and Carl's Jr.

VIA VIDEO

West Hollywood   CA