Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge -

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 Tim Federle is an award-winning (and losing) screenwriter, novelist, and playwright “whose

 breezy wit isn’t bound to a single genre” (Huffington Post). Tim’s recent projects include co-

 writing the Broadway musical adaptation of Tuck Everlasting and the Golden Globe and

 Academy Award-nominated Best Animated Feature Ferdinand, for which he won the

 Humanitas Prize. His novels include the New York Times Notable Book Better Nate Than

 Ever and its Lambda-winning sequel. Tim’s hit series of cocktail recipe books, including

 Tequila Mockingbird, have sold over half a million copies worldwide. A former Broadway

 dancer, Tim was born in San Francisco, grew up in Pittsburgh, and now divides his time

 between New York and the internet (@TimFederle). He proudly serves on the boards of

 Rosie’s Theater Kids and the National Coalition Against Censorship, and is a nominator for

 the Tony Awards.




 Kamilah Forbes—Director.  Broadway—associate director credits include Holler if Ya Hear

 Me, A Raisin in the Sun, Lucky Guy, Stick Fly, The Mountaintop, Def Poetry Jam (tour).

 Recent directing—Detroit 67 Baltimore Center Stage; People's Light: All My Sons;

 People’s Light: Fences;  Arena Stage: Blood Quilt; True Colors: Detroit ’67; Labyrinth

 Theater Company: Sunset Baby; 651 Arts: Circle Unbroken; Kennedy Center: Nas Live

 from the Kennedy Center, Tribute to Marvin Gaye featuring John Legend and Sharon

 Jones and the Dap Kings. Ceelo Green’s Lady Killer Love story the musical (workshop);

 Drumline the Musical (workshop); Summer Stage: SweetBilly and the Zooloos; Other—

 Lincoln Center Theater, Public Theater, Lark Play Development Center, Arena Stage and

 Artistic Director of Hip-Hop Theater Festival. TV—credits include The Wiz Live(associate

 director, NBC); HBO’s Def Poetry Jam (producer); and HBO’s Brave New Voices

 (executive producer) PBS THE WOMEN"S LIST DOCUMENTARY (executive producer), PBS Nas Live from the Kennedy Center (producer) Professional—Executive Producer Apollo Theater, Kennedy Center: Curator in Residence. Education—Howard University, Oxford University.




 Darius De Hass - BROADWAY: Shuffle Along, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Rent, Carousel,

 Marie Christine, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm. Other credits include Children of

 Eden (Papermill Playhouse), Running Man (Obie Award). Once On This Island (1st

 National Tour), Saturn Returns (Public/NYSF), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her

 Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons), I Was Looking at The Ceiling And Then I Saw The

 Sky, Cry The Beloved Country (Goodman Theater), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar-

 Gospel (Alliance Theater), As You Like It (Public/NYSF), and Twelfth Night (Westport

 Playhouse). TV/FILM: Martin & Orloff, Chicago, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs,

 The View, and numerous TODAY shows. A concert/recording artist, he has toured throughout the USA, Europe and Asia. His recordings include Quiet Please (w/ Steven Blier), Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn, many Original Cast recordings.




 George Salazar  can be seen off-Broadway at the Signature this summer in Joe

 Iconis and Joe Tracz’s Be More Chill. Broadway: Godspell (Circle in the Square). Nat'l

 tour: Spring Awakening (Second National). Off-Bway: The Lightning Thief: The Percy

 Jackson Musical (Drama Desk nom.); tick, tick... BOOM! (Keen Company); Here Lies

 Love (Public Theater); F#%king Up Everything (Elektra Theatre). Regional: Be More Chill

 (Two River Theater); Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage Company); Raging

 Skillet (Theaterworks Hartford); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks

 County Playhouse). TV: "BULL" (CBS); Divorce" (HBO). Recordings: Be More Chill; The

 Lightning Thief; Godspell: Brooklyn Crush; Moment by Moment. For more info, visit @georgesalazar




 Amanda Green is a two-time Tony-Award nominated lyricist-composer.  She is currently

 writing lyrics for a new musical, collaborating with Billy Crystal and Jason Robert Brown.

 Broadway: On The Twentieth Century Revival starring Kristin Chenoweth (Addt’l Lyrics);

 Bring It On, Co-Lyricist, w/ Lin Manuel Miranda; Nominated for Tony Award Best Musical,

 Drama Desk Award, Lyrics. Hands On A Hardbody, Lyrics, Co-Composer with Trey

 Anastasio; Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and 2 Drama Desk Award Nominations

 (Music & Lyrics.) Frederic Loewe Composition Award (first female winner); High Fidelity

 (Lyrics) TV: Peter Pan Live! NBC (2014; Addt’l Lyrics). Also: Jonathan Larson Award;

 Council Member, The Dramatists Guild, Board Member, The Lilly Awards Foundation,

 working for parity for women in theatre.


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