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Friend Animal

Comedy | 90 minutes

3F, 3M

Isn't it time we determined the relationship? Five high school students and a curious mathematician grapple with God, sex, and freedom.

Night

Comedy | 10 minutes

4 F/M

A young radish anticipates the harvest. 

Sense & Sensibility

written with composer Aferdian Stephens

Comedy | Full-Length (in process)

10 Singers

Elinor and Marianne Dashwood take on love and responsibility following the untimely death of their beloved father.

John Dumpty

written with composer Aferdian Stephens

Drama | Full-Length (Master's Thesis)

7 Singers

In an America just like ours, except for the fact that 1 in every 100,000 people is born an egg,

John H. Dumpty makes history as the first egg president.

I Celebrate...

written with composer TJ Rubin

incorporating texts by Walt Whitman

Comedy | 15 minutes

3 Singers

A pregnant clarinetist and bumbling timpanist seek revenge on the megalomaniacal conductor who ruined their lives.

OPERAS

Pepito

written with composer Nicolas Lell Benavides

Comedy | 20 minutes

4 Singers

Pepito, a lonely shelter dog, misses his old family and his old life. Camila and David, young married professionals, are searching for the perfect dog. As the cracks in Camila and David's marriage deepen, Camila and Pepito form an unshakeable bond.

Gilberto

written with composer Nicolas Lell Benavides

Drama | Full-Length (in process)

7 Singers

Oakland. 1951. The Korean War looms large over the newly drafted young men of America. Gilberto, 21, left New Mexico for California six years ago and has never looked back. Resourceful and charming, he makes a life but not a living teaching dance lessons at Sweet's Ballroom.

Ten Minutes in the Life or Death of...

written with composer TJ Rubin

Drama | 9 minutes

4 Singers

A dying man is comforted by the love in his life.

Ten Minutes in the Life or Death of... - Music by TJ Rubin, Libretto by Marella Martin Koch, feat. Lyle Smith Mitchell, David Lancelle, and Lee Cohen
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Song cycles

The Dashwood Sister Song Cyles

inspired by Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility

written with composer Aferdian Stephens

commissioned by mezzo-soprano Meagan Martin

Marianne Dashwood17 minutes

Elinor Dashwood12 minutes

 

Danny & The Rocket

music by Casey O'Neil

Comedy | Full-Length (Master's Thesis)

4M, 3F

On the verge of a career breakthrough, an emotionally-isolated scientist grapples with loss and love.

"Can't Go Back" from Danny & The Rocket - Music by Casey O'Neil, Lyrics by Marella Martin Koch, feat. Daniel Plimpton
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How Love Feels

music by Jonathan Fadner

Comedy | 20 minutes

1F, 2M

When a free-spirited painter meets the man on the moon, she must choose between the life she knows and the life she has dreamed of.

MUSICAL THEATRE

Adam & Eve

music by Minhui Lee

Comedy | Full-Length (in process)

3F, 3M

A new take on a very old story, this adventurous musical revue asks why we fall in love and whether it can last.

5th Grade Prison Ship

music by Minhui Lee

Comedy | 10 minutes

4F, 2M

Alice's 5th grade class is learning about the human cost of the American Revolutionary War. The Teacher has a fun lesson planned, but Alice has a lot of questions. Can we have fun, Alice? 

Make Your Mark

music by Jonathan Fadner, lyrics by John Blaylock

Comedy | 15 minutes

2F, 3M

A high school is thrown into chaos after a straight-laced student shocks her classmates by drawing a large phallic symbol on the board and cutting class.

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