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September 18

Writers & Artists

Marion Adler

Lyrics, Enter The Guardsman

Craig Bohmler

Music, Enter The Guardsman

Craig Bohmler is a pianist and composer whose works have been frequently performed in Europe, America and Japan. Mr. Bohmler has composed four operas, twelve musicals, 200 art songs and numerous choral, orchestral, and band works. His musicals ENTER THE GUARDSMAN (which won first prize in the International Musical of the Year competition and was nominated for an Olivier Award for “best musical”) and GUNMETAL BLUES and have both played in London and Off-Broadway; both past participants in NAMT’s New Works Festival. He has written operas for Houston Grand Opera, Opera San Jose, and Arizona Opera, which premiered RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE in 2017 and remounted it in 2020. The recipient of several grants (including three NEA grants), his works are published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Samuel French, and Dramatic Publishing, and recorded by Columbus, Centaur, Original Cast, and BMS records.

Martin Casella

Book, Paper Moon

Plays: The Irish Curse (Off Broadway, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, FringeNYC- Outstanding Playwriting Award); Scituate, George Bush Goes To Hell, Grand Junction, Desert Fire, Beautiful Dreamer, Paydirt, Mates (L.A. Weekly, Drama-Logue Awards).  Musicals: Saint Heaven, Paper Moon (NAMT Festival 1995), Happy Holidays, Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll, DOO-DAH!. Screenplays: One Night Stand.  Upcoming: Free Money¸ musical about the invention of credit cards; Miss Maude, a play about photographer Eugene Smith; Tom’s Dad, a film for director Lass Hallstrom starring Patrick Dempsey; and film Busted Jesus Comix.  Taught playwriting at Cal Arts and Harvey Milk High School in NYC.  WGA, Dramatists Guild, SAG and AEA.

Randy Courts

Lyrics & Music, Joseph And Mary

David Evans

Music & Books, Love Comics

David Evans received a Drama Desk Nomination for his score for BIRDS OF PARADISE (written with Winnie Holzman and directed by Arthur Laurents). Also, CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD (Off Broadway), BYE, BYE BIG GUY (New York Fringe Festival) and LOVE COMICS (George Street Playhouse). Songs in A…MY NAME IS ALICE, and on SESAME STREET and SQUARE ONE TV. Scores for animated films, two shows for TADA, and nine shows for TheatreworksUSA. Currently Associate Conductor of WICKED on Broadway, conducting credits include FLOWER DRUM SONG, BELLS ARE RINGING, MARIE CHRISTINE, HELLO AGAIN, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH, SILLS AND COMPANY and AS THOUSANDS CHEER.

Ellen Fitzhugh

Lyrics, Paper Moon

Musicals: Los Otros with Michael John LaChiusa; Paradise Found with Richard Nelson, Johann Strauss II, Jonathan Tunick co-directed by Harold Prince, Susan Stroman; Grind, with Larry Grossman, Brad Rouse; Big Blonde, with Walter Edgar Kennon; Paper Moon, with Marty Casella, Larry Grossman; Muscle, with James Lapine, William Finn; Kiki Baby with Lonny Price, Grant Sturiale.

Other: songs for The Brave Little Toaster; That’s Dancing; The Great Mouse Detective.

Emmy, Drama Desk and Tony nominated.

Larry Grossman

Music, Paper Moon

Howard Marren

Music, Paramour

Joe Masteroff

Book & Lyrics, Paramour

Sarah Schlesinger

Book & Lyrics, Love Comics

Chair Grad. Musical Theatre Writing Program Tisch NYU, Assoc Dean of Fine Arts Tisch NYU. Lyricist librettist of Ballad of Little Jo, In This House, Different Fields, Casanova Returns. Winner Kleban for Bet Lyrics, Richard Rodgers Award. Gilman Goazalez. Chicago Jeff Award.

Mark St. Germain

Book & Lyrics, Joseph And Mary

Mark has written the plays FREUD’S LAST SESSION, DANCING LESSONS, CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM, THE GOD COMMITTEE, SCOTT AND HEM, OUT OF GAS ON LOVERS LEAP AND BECOMING DR. RUTH. He has written the musicals GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE, JOSEPH AND MARY, THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW AND JACK’S HOLIDAY with Randy Courts. Films include Carroll Ballard’s DUMA and the documentary he directed and produced, MY DOG, An Unconditional Love Story, with Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Edie Falco and others. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild East, an alumnus of New Dramatists and a Board Member and Associate Artist at the Barrington Stage Company.

Scott Wentworth

Book, Enter The Guardsman