Alex Becker (Book/Lyrics)
Alex is a multidisciplinary performer and creator working in theater, music, and film. She’s grown up as an artist around the country and world at places like… The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, La MaMa E.T.C., Atlantic Theater Company, Pig Iron Theatre, The Flea, Le Petit Theatre, Preservation Hall… In 2021, she received her M.F.A. in music-theater writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Alex is passionate about creating theatrical experiences as visceral and empowering as the stories and sounds she grew up listening to in Nashville, TN, New York City, and New Orleans. Her theatrical songwriting has been developed and presented by 54 Below, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Broadway’s Future Songbook at Lincoln Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Brooklyn Public Library, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and NYU’s New Studio on Broadway program. She’s also a facilitator and teaching artist working with communities to devise original performance pieces, she’s developed curriculum for organizations such as Ping Chong + Company, Community-Word Project, and NYU, and she works on projects in film and television, focusing on social impact nonfiction. alexkbecker.com, @abeckohey
Kat Cartusciello (Music)
Kat is an NYC-based composer, sound-designer (+10 years experience), and musician (violin, clarinet, e-bass, and piano). She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in May 2021, and her BA in music from Columbia University graduating with departmental honors. Recent commissions include 2.5 Breaths, (Chain Theater, June 2022), and orchestrations for Dance Moms - The Musical. She wrote the musical Then She Ran with Alex Becker: (concert performance at 54 Below (February 2022), student production at New Studio on Broadway (November 2021), and developmental production at AMDA (August 2021)). Kat scored the short-film Heirloom ('Best Short Film' Winner of the International New York Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention from the Berlin Indie Film Festival). Other credits include Village Song (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Walks of Life, (Blindspot Collective/La Jolla Playhouse); Lottery Ticket, a musical podcast for The Latest Draft; and chamber pieces for TAK Ensemble, Counter)Induction, and Daedalus Quartet. She is the recipient of the Max Dreyfus ASCAP award and the Betty Green Fischoff Troupers Scholarship.
For Scranton Fringe Festival...
Catie Davis directs and develops new contemporary musicals. She is a NYC-based director who has worked in theaters across NYC and around the world. Recent directing credits include Missed:Connections (Manhattan School of Music), Le Comte Noir (Broadway on Demand), and Empath (TheatreLab). She works as an associate director on the Broadway productions of Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge. Other associate work: Company (Broadway), Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (Netflix), The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She is a 2018 Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow, a Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, and a proud member of SDC. Catie has developed work with writing teams Eli Kaplan-Wildmann, Yonatan Cnaan & Andrew Zachary Cohen; Kate Thomas & Joey Contreras; Vince Burwell & James Sasser, among others. She continues to seek out new collaborations and opportunities for theater to bring communities together. catie-davis.com @catie-davis