Resident Alien

Book, music and lyrics by Katya Stanislavskaya
Resident Alien
is an original story of a family of three who are part of the third wave of Soviet and post-Soviet immigration to the U.S. in the 1990s.  The family – a professor stuck in the past, a musician willing to adapt, and a teenager whose culture shock coincides with her coming-of-age – represents the full spectrum of the successes and failures of the immigrant experience.

Katya Stanislavskaya

 Katya Stanislavskaya

Composer/Lyricist/Bookwriter

Katya Stanislavskaya’s full-length musical include RESIDENT ALIEN, WOMEN ON LOVE, POETRY & PROSE, and FRUITFLIES.  She contributed short musicals to programs at Prospect Theatre, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, Artists Without Limits, UC-Irvine, MuSE, and NYU-Steinhardt. Her songs have been performed at Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center, Barrington Stage, and 54 Below by artists including Karen Ziemba, Grace McLean, Wes Taylor, Alyse Alan Louis, Malcolm Gets, and Taylor Trensch. Honors include the Weston New Musical Award, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, McDowell Colony residency, Jerry Harrington Award (BMI), and Honorable Mention for the inaugural Ziegfeld award. Katya’s newest musical, DIVORCE SOUTHERN STYLE, will be performed in concert on May 22ndat The Cell (http://www.nytheatrebarn.org/)