4@15

New 15-Minute Musical "Anyone But Gio" with 4@15

I'm excited to partner up again with 4@15, this time working with students from the University of California, Irvine. Written with the talented Tim Duncheon in the course of a week, it's been a whirlwind and a blast to get this piece up so quickly.

A satire of the current republican primary, we couldn't have timed it better seeing as the New York Primary is coinciding with this premiere. You can reserve your tickets here and check out the write up in Broadway World!

Check out the video below or click through to read more about the piece here!

MARS ONE with 4@15 at NYU Steinhardt

This past month I was lucky enough to be a part of 4@15: Four Fifteen Minute Musicals at NYU and write a short piece with Katie Hathaway about people applying to be the first humans on Mars. We met our cast in late December, then wrote the show over the two weeks of Winter holidays while I was in Miami and she was in NJ, then we had our first read-through with the cast the day I flew back! We had about 5 rehearsals spread over two weeks and then showtime.

It was such a blast to work with these talented students, and a treat to work with Director Brian Blythe and Music Director Ben Baker. Check out the video below:

MARS ONE - by Benjamin Velez and Kathryn Hathaway 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?!