Productions: People Be Heard, Playwrights Horizons;The Lively Lad, New York Stage and Film and The Actors Theatre of Louisville; The Virgin Molly, Atlantic Theatre and Berkeley Rep;The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Atlantic Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Joy was published by Dramatists Play Service as were People Be Heard and The Lively Lad. Current projects:Loulou, a musical, in development at the Banff Centre, commissioned by Ginger Cat Productions in Toronto; Buried Alive, a one act opera adapted from Edgar Allan Poe short story, commissioned by American Lyric Theatre; The Huntsmen, a play with songs which won a 2009 Time Warner Storyteller’s award;The Gospel According to Trains, a recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist’s grant through America-In-Play. Quincy Long grew up in Warren, Ohio, is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and lives in New York City. (As of 2012)
MICHAEL ROTH is a composer, music director, orchestrator, pianist, and sound designer whose work has been described as music “one could imagine Charles Ives composing had he lived long enough to encounter rock-and-roll and beat poetry.” Having graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he studied composition with William Bolcom, he has been an active professional for over 35 years, creating a body of work that encompasses chamber music, new and experimental opera and music/theatre, music for dance, music for film, and especially music and sound for theatre, having composed the music for over 250 productions at major theatres throughout North America, including Broadway, off-Broadway, the Stratford Festival in Canada, and as a resident artist and composer at
both South Coast Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse in California. Michael is also known for his many collaborations with composer Randy Newman, as a music director, orchestrator, arranger, and pianist, including musical direction for THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (Disney Animated Features), HARPS & ANGELS (Center Theatre Group), THE EDUCATION OF RANDY NEWMAN (Act Theatre, Seattle; SCR), FAUST (La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre), and editing five definitive songbook anthologies for Alfred Music Publishing. Michael was proud to be a 2011 fellow at the prestigious Sundance Institute Composers/Documentary Lab.