Kit Goldstein Grant is a prize-winning New York City-based composer, lyricist and librettist. Her musicals have been seen in South Africa (THE NOSE, Anex Theatre Productions) and in New York at The Players Theatre (WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, THML Theater), the Master Theater (THE NOSE), the Midtown International Theater Festival (THE NOSE, nominee Best Musical), the Strawberry One-Act Festival (THE COMMUTERS, Calendar Boys Productions, nominee Best Musical), The Gallery Players (THE GIANT HOAX), the Emerging Artists Theatre New Work Series, the Musical Theatre Factory, and the National Opera Center (THE WRONG BOX). Five of her musicals for young audiences have toured schools with the Schenectady Theatre for Children, including IT’S RAINING TAMALES!, which is published by YouthPLAYS. Kit has studied at Juilliard and the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and she is a member of The Dramatists Guild. www.kitgoldstein.com
Michael Chase Gosselin (Director/Choreographer)
Michael is a professional Director/Choreographer, Producer, General Manager based in NYC. He directed Money Talks Off-Broadway, as well as the acclaimed, long-running Endangered! The Musical. Other world premiere productions include Kit Goldstein Grant’s The Nose at the famous Master Theater in Brighton Breach, and The Most Miserable Christmas Tree in Brooklyn. He executive produced and general managed Midnight at The Never Get (NYMF 2016 and Provincetown 2017) and LUDO's Broken Bride (NYMF 2016), and produced Pope! An Epic Musical (NYMF 2015). He also serves as a General Partner of Visceral Entertainment, a full service theatrical production/general management company. In 2013, he co-produced and directed a reading of Moby Dick: A Whale of a Tale for Cameron Mackintosh. He was the Producing Artistic Director of Act Three Theatricals in Vermont 2006-2012. As a Director/ Choreographer, additional recent credits include Disney's Tarzan (VT Premiere), The Wedding Singer and South Pacific (NCT), Rock Nativity (Regional Premiere), a Vermont tour of The Complete History of America (Abridged), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol for the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, and Legally Blondefor Clark University. He is a proud member of SDC. www.michaelchasegosselin.com
Justin Ward Weber (Music Director)
Justin Ward Weber is an active composer, music director, and pianist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Justin holds a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University, and a Master of Music degree from New York University, with his music directing credits including “Into the Woods”, “Oliver!”, ”Smokey Joe’s Café”, “Seussical”, “Ragtime” “The Sound of Music”, “James and the Giant Peach Jr”, “Honk Jr”, and “13”. Justin has played new works by emerging composers at the non-profit art presenters “The Tank”, and “New York Theatre Barn" and has frequented such performances venues as the "Acorn Theater" at "Theater Row" for NYMF, “The Duplex” in the West Village, and “The Triad” on the Upper West Side accompanying solo and group cabaret performances. As a composer, Justin’s work has been performed in the U.S., abroad, and with ensembles such as the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and can also be heard in films, animations, and video games.
Visceral Entertainment (General Manager)
Created and operated by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, Visceral recently Executive Produced and General Managed the critically acclaimed hit revival of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June for Wheelhouse Theater Company, as well as the world premier of Emojiland at NYMF 2018. Other productions include: Midnight at The Never Get, (NYMF 2016, Provincetown 2017), Money Talks and Endangered! (Off-B’way 2017, Davenport Theater), POPE! (NYMF 2015) and LUDO’s Broken Bride (NYMF 2016). Upcoming: The First Annual Trump Family Special (The Triad), The Wrong Box (Theater for the New City), Midnight at The Never Get (Off B’way). In Development: The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, The Black Ledger, You Don’t Love Me Yet, Too Many Zooz: The Stage Show, Urbn Faerytales. Learn more about Visceral’s projects and services at www.visceral-entertainment.com.