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Mariana Elder

Works have been performed at Vineyard Theatre, New York Stage & Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Theater for a New City, TheatreWorks and Manhattan Theatre Source. Graduate of NYU Tisch (Dean’s Fellow) and Grinnell College, teaching artist for Lincoln Center Theater, Dreamyard Project and Making Books Sing. Deepest thanks to all the artists who have graced this show. For my Dad and Grandma. (as of April 2010)

Chris Miller

(Music). The song cycle Fugitive Songs was nominated for a Drama Desk Award after an Off-Broadway run at the 45th Street Theatre in Spring 2008. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick with Nathan Tysen and Joe Calarco (London,Aspen, NYC, Barrington Stage Co. 2008 and 2009). Currently working with Tysen on commissions from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons/TheatreWorks, Palo Alto (Craig Wright, Book); also Tuck PLAYWRIGHTS Burnt Part Boys 5 WW 1 Everlasting (BroadwayAcrossAmerica/Barry Brown; Claudia Shear, Book). A 2009 honoree in the Signature Theatre American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation. Proud graduate of Elon University and NYU. For my brother and father. (as of April 2010)

Nathan Tysen

(Lyrics). Work with composer Chris Miller includes Fugitive Songs (2008 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revue) and an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (book by Joe Calarco, world premiere at Barrington Stage Co., Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). Awards and grants from many foundations including Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Larson, Frederick Loewe, Vineyard Theatre’s Kitty Carlisle Hart and Daryl Roth. Current projects with Miller include an adaptation of the popular novel Tuck Everlasting (book by Claudia Shear), Molly’s Delicious (book by Craig Wright) for Playwrights Horizons/TheatreWorks and a new musical commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater. M.F.A.: NYU GMTWP. B.F.A.: Missouri State. Deepest gratitude to the decade of artists who helped us up this mountain. www.millerandtysen.com (as of April 2010)