Advisory Board
"Adventurous theater in Astoria"

-- The New York Times


Michael Cooper (Composer, Lyricist) BROADWAY: It Shoulda Been You, starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce (Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Additional Lyrics, with book by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi). OFF-BROADWAY: City Of (Original song, with Anton Dudley), Playwrights Realm. REGIONAL: Music & Lyrics for Love, Always (book by Bill Connington) and music for Marguerite (Second To Nun) (book & lyrics by Anton Dudley) at ZADT in Virginia Beach. INTERNATIONAL: Luna Park (Lyrics and Additional Material, with music and additional material by Hyeyoung Kim), Aria Entertainment’s From Page To Stage Festival Of New Musicals, London. MAC Award nominee, 2005 Jonathan Larson Award Winner. BA: Williams College; MFA: NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Sunfish (Co-Book/Lyrics, music by Hyeyoung Kim) Top Jury Honor DIMF, South Korea (2013). News To Me, Rites of Passage, Museum Pieces, and The Dome (Prospect Theater Co); Lizardman! (Libretto for The Albany Symphony’s Dogs of Desire, music by David Mallamud). Selected for NAMT, The ASCAP/Disney Workshop, 4×15 at The Musical Theater Factory, NYTB (Timelines), and the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals.

Cheryl L. Davis (Librettist. Lyricist, Playwright) Bio to come.


Daniel Judah Sklar (Creator, Playmaking) For over 23 years Daniel Judah Sklar has taught Playmaking, his technique for helping children to write and perform their own plays, at institutions ranging from Yale School of Drama, to P.S. 133 in Harlem, to the Native American Preparatory School in Bemidji, Minnesota, to the elementary school in Brooklet, Georgia (pop. 600) to the San Franciso Juvenile Hall. He has also focused on the New York City schools, where he has worked in conjunction with the Circle in the Square Theatre to produce hundreds of kids’ plays on Broadway. His book, PLAYMAKING: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays, won the Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. He received the Sustained Achievement Award from the New York City Arts in Education Round Table, and a feature about his students’ work being performed at Lincoln Center in New York City aired on the “Today Show”. He is a Workshop Leader for the Kennedy Center’s Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers in Washington DC.

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