Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in partnership with Rosalind Productions Inc., and in association with New Neighborhood, presents:

NEW SONGS NOW

JULY 22, 7pm: Jen Goma // Georgia Stitt, with conversation facilitated by Anne Kauffman

 Jen Goma

Jen Goma

 Georgia Stitt

Georgia Stitt

Jen Goma (Showtime Goma) is performer/creator of music, videos and live shows. A self-propelled multi-media artist with "serious chops... (and) undeniable charm"--Pitchfork Music, whose debut album, Smiley Face, "shows how she can cause – and helm – a commotion while working with beats borrowed from R&B and pop."-- Rolling Stone. Her self-produced music and videos have appeared on Playboy, NPR, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound and Stereogum. A member of the bands A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Roman à Clef, she is currently alongside Kristine Haruna Lee in the Soho Rep. Theater Writer/Director Lab. The album Smiley Face was made in collaboration with Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and her A Sunny Day in Glasgow bandmates, was released in June of 2017 and Rolling Stone placed it on their list of "Albums to Stream Now." Goma tours frequently, opening for acts like of Montreal, in her most recent live show with collaborator Lou Tides (Teeny Lieberson of the band TEEN), as well as with her band A Sunny Day in Glasgow, who have been invited to perform at the Primavera Sound Festival, Les Nuits Botanique and SXSW. Goma was also a member of People Get Ready, a band/performance vehicle that has mounted shows at NY institutions like The Kitchen and New York Live Arts, in addition to providing live original music for Jodi Melnick in the Fall For Dance festival and performing at the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. The consummate collaborator, she has shared the stage with Jherek Bischoff, been featured on records by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and created a documentary video short series with Luisa Conlon called The Working Life, which has been shown by the Brooklyn Filmaker's Collective. A consultant on the Play Our Kiki: A Gay Farce which premiered in 2013 at the Fringe Festival as an AEA Showcase, Jen is currently writing music and lyrics for, You're It, a musical based on the Netflix series Making a Murderer, while composing and sound designing for harunalee's Memory Retrograde and Built for Collapse's Danger Signals.

Georgia Stitt (composer/lyricist) wrote the musicals Snow Child (Arena Stage); Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theatre); Samantha Spade, Ace Detective (TADA Youth Theater); The Danger Year; Mosaic; and The Water. She is currently writing The Big Boom (with Hunter Foster), SHE (with Warren Adams), and an as-yet-untitled oratorio for choir and soloists. She has released three albums of her music: This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt; Alphabet City Cycle (featuring Kate Baldwin); and My Lifelong Love. Georgia serves on the Council of The Dramatists Guild, the Board of Directors for The Lilly Awards Foundation, and she is the Founding Director of MAESTRA, an organization for women theater composers and conductors. Other fun credits include music directing the recent Off-Broadway revival of Sweet Charity (starring Sutton Foster), music supervising the Anna Kendrick/Jeremy Jordan film The Last Five Years, and playing a nun in The Sound of Music Live! on NBC with Carrie Underwood and Audra McDonald. www.georgiastitt.com

 Anne Kauffman

Anne Kauffman

Anne Kauffman has worked with Ars Nova, NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, MCC, Roundabout, WP, P73, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Yale Rep, The Goodman, Steppenwolf, The Wilma, ZSpace. She is Co-Artistic Director of Encores off-Center, Resident Director at Roundabout Theater, Artistic Associate and Founding Member of The Civilians, a Sundance Program Associate, Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist and co-creator of the CT Directing Fellowship, New Georges Associate Artist, Artistic Council of Soho Rep, SDC Executive Board Member. Awards: Lortel, OBIEs (Directing and Sustained Excellence), the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award.

New Songs Now is an unplugged concert series that gives inventive songwriters the opportunity to test out new material in a low-key, fun environment. We believe in creating a space for innovative artists to try out risky new material, and New Songs Now does just that. Each night, composers share selections of their work, followed by a conversation with the artists to demystify the songwriting process.

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ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS INC. Women-Led.  Female Leads.  Girl Power since 2005.  Headed by Abigail Rose Solomon, ROSALIND PRODUCTIONS, INC. is a Tony-Nominated producer of new and classic work on and Off-Broadway, as well as nationally.  Currently, the company is a co-producer of the upcoming new Broadway musical The Prom.  Past Broadway shows include 2018 Tony Award Winning Three Tall Women, War Paint and The Miracle Worker.  Off-Broadway, the company produced the World Premiere of My Lingerie Play (with Rattlestick), the New York Premiere of The Last Seder, New York Premiere of A Splintered Soul and John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo. In Los Angeles: Misalliance, Proof, As You Like It and the World Premiere of Stages. The mission of Rosalind Productions is to explore stories in which the female characters are as vital, complex and influential as the male characters, with the goal to entertain, empower and enlighten audiences.  Twitter: @RosalindProds.  Instagram: @RosalindProductions.  www.RosalindProductions.com.

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New Neighborhood is a TV/theater/music/film/dance company whose sincerity and authenticity are so combustible they cannot be housed under one roof for too long without doing severe structural damage. Recent projects include Season One of The Exorcist (produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television); the world premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s One Night Only (running as long as we can) (presented in association with WP Theater); simultaneous productions of Chekhov's Three Sisters and the world premiere of Aaron Posner's No Sisters (co-produced with Studio Theatre); the west coast and New York premieres of Rolin Jones’s These Paper Bullets! (produced in association with Geffen Playhouse and Atlantic Theater Company); the world premiere of Suzanne Heathcote’s I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile (co-produced with Berkshire Theatre Group); the debut album of Honus Honus, Use Your Delusion, and its accompany tour documentary. Upcoming: Will Arbery’s Evanston Salt Costs Climbing at White Heron Theatre on Nantucket, late summer 2018, and a re-imagining of Perry Mason for HBO Television.  newneighborhood.net