Here are samples of my music from all the shows I’ve written and am currently writing. If you’re interested in using one of them for an audition or performance, be sure to send me an email.
Set in the woods outside a decimated Philadelphia, this is the story of two teenagers, Theo and Lu, coming of age in the post-apocalypse.
"Before the End" - Despite Philadelphia being gone and them finding the world different that what was promised to them, they realize having each other and having their family is the light they have to get them through the darkness.
"Afterland" - The characters retell the story of Theo and Lu searching for Philadelphia as that of folklore, mythologizing their journey.
"Can You See" - Lu challenges Theo to open his mind and try seeing the world around him in a new light.
"Old Country" - the group gathers to celebrate the creation myth of their community. ("Old Country")
"Mi Princesa" - Erica was raised by her Colombian father, who bought a run-down theme park he could make his own. Despite her Colombian background, Erica never quite felt connected to her roots. After only a year away at school, Erica dropped out and came back early to help her dad through a rough patch at the park, a decision she is trying to rationalize to others, and herself.
"Prom Was a Promise" - Neil and Freddie haven't spoken since Prom, but what was all the bad blood about?
"Erica Save Me" - After months of passive aggressively avoiding each other, the park’s closing pushes Freddie and Neil to a reconciliation, during which Neil finally learns that all this time, Freddie has been madly in love with Erica. Pining for years from the concessions stand, but unable to tell her, Freddie admits that the best part of her day is watching Erica “save” the audience on the Starblaster ride.
With time at the park running out, Neil agrees to help Freddie get past being tongue tied around Erica and he has Freddie practice how she is going to finally confess her love.
A private Dutch venture dubbed "Mars One" claims they can beat NASA to sending the first humans to Mars. The hitch? It's a one-way trip backed by questionable technology, and yet 200,000 people have already applied. But who are they?! Who is doing that!?!
Adapted from the play by the same name, I have the honor of working with the playwright herself, Debra Zoe Laufer, to adapt her hilariously poignant story into a musical. Loosely based on the myths of Orpheus and Odysseus, the show follows an aging couple struggling to rediscover their passion for life and each other.
The project that convinced me writing for Musical Theater was what I wanted to do for a living, this is Columbia's oldest performing arts tradition in which each year a group of students write/produce/direct/perform an original musical about the school. Take a trip back to college and listen to all the songs!
This was an exciting piece written over the course of three days, then rehearsed and performed in front of an audience at NYMF that same week.
The following songs were written with various collaborators during my first year in the BMI workshop. Most of the assignments were very specific, making it impossible to use the songs in any other context, but were fun challenges to write nonetheless.