Music Magic Q&A Series: Sandra Okuboyejo

Sandra Okuboyejo first came into my life a couple of months ago for Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers Volume 1, and I am all the better for it. Sandra is a junior BFA Musical Theater major at Pace University. While actively involved in the performance aspect of her career, she discovered her love for writing in Ryan Scott Oliver’s “Musical Theater Writing” course that is offered… Read More

Music Magic Q&A Series: Kailey Marshall

Kailey Marshall is a force. She’s a force of light, a force of strength, a force of energy and creativity and truth and beauty that you’ll be seeing on stages and hearing on your various devices for the foreseeable future. I’m so happy Kailey has agreed to participate in our Q&A Series, and I’m looking forward to working with her on Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers… Read More

Music Q&A Series: Alex Rubin

Alex Rubin is a joy. We first met when she interviewed Alicia Krakauer and I about NEXT in Concert. Since then, I’ve gotten to know the breadth of Alex’s work, and with every word she writes, my admiration grows. I’m so happy to have her partake in the Music Q&A Series, and equally as thrilled to say that she and I will be working together on Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female… Read More

Music Q&A Series: Rebekah M. Allen

Rebekah M. Allen is a tour de force. Rebekah conceived and wrote book, music, and lyrics for WE ARE THE TIGERS, A NEW MUSICAL (Hudson Backstage Theatre, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation winner for Best Lyrics/Composition, nominee for Best Production and Music Direction), REMISSION (NYMF Developmental Reading Series), THE RAGE: CARRIE 2, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY (Feinstein’s/54 Below), and MY GAY KILLER HUSBAND: A LIFETIME ORIGINAL MUSICAL (Boo Festival Award Winner). Additional projects… Read More

Music Magic Q&A Series: Rachel Griffin

I first met Rachel Griffin when we sat on a panel that the League of Professional Theatre Women was hosting. Immediately I was inspired by Rachel’s words, her passion, her poise in front of a crowd. She was a calming force on the panel, something I greatly appreciated. The compassion that she has for others, and her understanding of the human spirit shines in everything she does, especially  her music. I’m thrilled that she’s agreed to be part of… Read More

Music Notes Q&A: Andrew Barret Cox

Andrew Barret Cox has found success as a performer in the New York and Boston music and club scenes with his original music and choreography. His music has been described as “electric, explosive, uniquely contemporary electronic pop.” Since 2007 he has been composing in various genres of pop, electro pop, EDM, country, and orchestral. He received his BA in audio post production and visual media arts from Emerson College, focusing on music… Read More

Music Magic Q&A: Eamon O’Dwyer

Eamonn trained at the Royal Academy of Music and has worked as a musician in theatres all over the world. As a composer he has written original music for Stones in his Pockets (Dukes Theatre Lancaster); Five Children & It (Tristan Bates); Portia Coughlan (Old Red Lion); Around the World in Eighty Days​ & The Glass Menagerie (Chipping Norton Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing ​(Stockholm English Speaking Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream… Read More

Music Magic Q&A: Finn Anderson

Finn Anderson is a brilliant composer/songerwriter, based in Scotland, and I’m so excited to share his story with all of you Write Teacher(s) Reader(s)! Megan: First things first, when did you know you wanted to be a composer/songwriter? Finn: I have been writing scripts and songs from a very young age – and it was the norm for visitors to our family home to get roped into being an audience or part… Read More

Music Magic Q&A Series: Gus Gowland

Gus Gowland was born & raised in Muswell Hill, North London.  He trained as an actor at the RSAMD in Glasgow (Special Prize for Merit) and completed his Masters degree in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths in 2011, graduating with Distinction. In November 2015 he wrote a short musical ‘SICK!’ which was performed at LOST Theatre as part of ‘Accidents & Emergencies’. In 2014 his short play ‘Clocks & Teapots’ was performed at… Read More

Music Magic Q&A Series: Charlotte Jaconelli

Hello Beautiful People, It’s time to introduce you to my new friend + collaborator, the one and only, Charlotte Jaconelli. In a word – she’s fantastic. But I’ll save you the gush fest, and get on with our latest Q&A here at The Write Teacher(s)! MM: First things first, did you always want to be a singer? If not, when did you realize you wanted to be a performer? CJ: I actually… Read More