ELEVATOR HEART

Words by Sara Cooper
Music by Amy Burgess and Julia Meinwald
An all-female ensemble musical theater piece about being a woman right here, right now — that will punch you in the face while kissing you on the lips.

Sara Cooper

Sara Cooper

Bookwriter/Lyricist

Sara Cooper is a bookwriter-lyricist. Recent highlights include: “Elevator Heart,” Tisch New Musicals workshop (2016), Queens Council on the Arts Grant (2016), concerts at Dixon Place (2015, 2016); “The Memory Show,” London, UK (2016), Off-Broadway, Transport Group (2013), Seoul, South Korea (2012-2013), National Endowment for the Arts grant (2013), Barrington Stage (2010), NAMT (2010); New York State Council on the Arts Individual Theatre Artist Commission (2015); Jonathan Larson Award, American Theatre Wing (2014); “Loving Leo,” Weston Playhouse (2013), Weston Playhouse New Musical Award (2012); “Things I Left On Long Island,” play: FringeNYC (2014), Time Out New York Critics’ Pick (2014), FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Playwriting (2014), musical: concerts at Dixon Place (2016). MFA Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU, Dramatists Guild, ASCAP. Thanks to Prospect Theater Company!

http://saracooper.weebly.com

Amy Burgess

Amy Burgess

Composer/Lyricist

Amy Burgess is a composer/lyricist. Recent Theatre: “Elevator Heart,” Tisch New Musicals workshop (2016), Queens Council on the Arts Grant (2016), concerts at Dixon Place (2015, 2016); “Under My Skin,” choreography by Clare Cook, Dance Now NYC, Joe’s Pub (2014); “Show Me Real” with Clare Cook Dance Theatre, NYMF (2012), Tada! Theater (2012). Choral Commissions (Selection): for the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir: “We Will Speak” (2017); “Look To This Day” (2016); “Dreamer of Dreams” (2014). Other Choral Commissions: “A Day In The Life” for the Marian Singers, Portland, OR (2013); “She Holds Fire in Her Hands” and “I Have Come To Cast Fire” commissioned for Oregon’s 150th Anniversary Celebration, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR (2009). Composer-in-Residence, Portland Symphonic Girlchoir (2014, 2016, 2017). Amy writes and sings in the band Two Sheets To the Wind with Joel Waggoner (reverbnation.com/twosheetstothewind). Alum of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU.

www.elevatorheartmusical.weebly.com

Julia Meinwald

Julia Meinwald

Composer/Lyricist

Julia’s musicals include Elevator Heart (2016 Tisch New Musicals) with Sara Cooper and Amy Burgess, and Pregnancy Pact (2012 Weston Playhouse, 2011 NAMT, 2011 YIMT), The Loneliest Girl in the World (2016 NAMT, 2015 UARTS, 2014 OutLoud at Ars Nova), and REB + VoDKa + ME  (2017 4×15 at MTF) with  Gordon Leary. Julia has developed work through New Dramatists CLDP, the Dramatist Guild fellowship, American Lyric Theatre, Uncharted at Ars Nova, the Civilians R&D group, Fresh Ground Pepper’s Playgroup and the Musical Theatre Factory. She holds a BA in Music from Yale and an MFA from NYU’s GMTWP.

www.juliameinwald.com.