The Blazing World
The Blazing World is a futuristic adaptation of Margaret Cavendish’s groundbreaking 1666 sci-fi novel. The musical follows computer engineer Margaret Hoang and her personal passion project: an A.I. program named Pyra. As Margaret struggles to make space for herself in the real world, Pyra grows more curious about worlds outside the computer.
The Blazing World is a part of the Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals at the University of the Arts. Click here for more information!
The Chosen One
After having the Model U.N. Presidency stolen out from under him by his now ex-boyfriend, Joey and his best friend Eleanor have decided to keep their heads in Joey’s fantasy stories for their senior year of high school. But when the pair develop relationships with two younger members of Model U.N., the four are forced to choose what they need to do to make it to graduation and beyond, using Joey's stories to try and understand the chaotic world around them.
Eli Cohen, the author, and I are hard at work creating demos and submitting The Chosen One for festivals. Keep an eye here for more information!
Performed by Maddie Conti as part of UNCG Musical Theatre's "Hear Our Voices" Cabaret.
Music and Lyrics by Eli Cohen
The Romeo & Juliet Project
Delayed due to Covid-19
The Romeo & Juliet Project reimagines Shakespeare's timeless love story for the 21st Century through the iconic music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. The new musical takes place in the modern, war-torn metropolis of Verona as the newly-elected Chancellor Paris vows to destroy the progressive resistance and return the city to its traditional roots. Through an intricate weaving of Benatar and Giraldo's riveting rock anthems, inspired ballads, and new songs - an ethnically diverse, multi-cultural cast will explore how love and equality battle for survival in times of great transformation. THE ROMEO & JULIET PROJECT imagines peace in a divided world.
XR (extended release)
Martin Gold's new musical tells the story of one family’s relationship to Adderall and similar pills intended to be used in the treatment of ADHD. With the fall reading behind us, next up is recording demos and (hopefully) a new work festival.