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

NEW SONGS NOW

JUNE 10, 8pm: Rona Siddiqui // Jillian Walker, with conversation facilitated by Natasha Sinha

 
RONAHS6.jpg
 
WalkerRoundaboutPhoto2017.jpg
 

Rona Siddiqui is a NYC-based composer/lyricist. Musicals: Salaam Medina: Tales of a HalfghanOne Good Day,The Tin,Treasure in NYC. Commissions:Atlantic Theater Company, 24-Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, NYC Gay Men's Chorus, 52nd St Project. Performed at: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, New York City Center.Awards:ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus ScholarshipMusic direction:A Strange Loop, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Who's Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started the Iraq War. Orchestration:Broadway Backwards, Gay Men's Chorus, Broadway Records, NAMT galawww.ronasiddiqui.com

Jillian Walker writes plays that create space for healing and liberation; embodying remembrance for our ancestors and legacies. Manifestations include a concert-play, SKiNFoLK: An American Show, Sarah’s Salt. (recognized by the American Playwriting Foundation in 2017), and Songs of Speculation, a lecture-performance work that explores her challenges with the historical archive. Jillian is a member of the groundbreaking cohort of MTF Makers at Musical Theater Factory, the genre-defying artists in Makers Lab at Ars Nova, and is currently under commission with Soho Rep. She holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University. www.patreon.com/jillianbwalker

Screen+Shot+2018-07-04+at+12.01.05+AM.png

Natasha Sinha is a producer and dramaturg, focusing on new plays and new musical work. She is the Associate Director of LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater which exclusively produces premieres (including Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, Dave Malloy's Preludes, War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Martyna Majok's queens, and Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over). Natasha is a co-founder of Beehive Dramaturgy Studio, which works with individual generative artists as well as organizations such as P73, MTF, APAC and NYMF. Prior to joining LCT3, she was the Associate Producer at Barrington Stage Company. Natasha is on the Advisory Boards of Musical Theatre Factory and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She has served as a judge on award committees, taught classes, and curated events focused on inclusivity.

logo.jpg

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.

nn house on fire.png

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