The Undertow

a new musical
book by Claire Rothrock and Ryann Weir
music by Nate Weida
presented in workshop production December 2018 as a Playwrights Horizons Theatre School commission

Great Awakening

a new show from Sammy Miller and the Congregation
presented in June 2016 at the Connelly Theatre, January, April, and December 2017 at Ars Nova
presented March 2017 at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angles, CA
part of the Ars Nova 2017 Makers' Lab


a new musical by Cesar Alvarez
choreography by Ben Hobbs and Ana Maria Alvarez
commissioned by and developed with the students at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/NYU
presented December 1st through 3rd, and September 22nd to 24th at PHTS and Feb 17th at Adelphi University

Bull's Hollow: Parts 1, 2, and 3

a new trilogy of music and theatre created with Jaclyn Backhaus and Mike Brun
an Ars Nova Devised Theatre Initiative commission
Part 2 presented in May 2015 as an Ars Nova Project Residency
Part 1 developed as part of the 2015 Civilians' R&D Group

Boats And

book by Andrew Farmer
music and lyrics by Nate Weida
choreography by Ben Hobbs
workshopped and presented at Judson Memorial Church, Ars Nova, and WIlliams College Summer Lab
photos by Nessie Nankivell

The Rise and Fall of Marcus Monroe

created and performed by Marcus Monroe
written by Josh Koenigsberg and Marcus Monroe
presented in January 2016 as an Ars Nova Project Residency, June 2016 at Williamstown Theatre Festival, August 2017 at the Edinburgh Fringe


written by Jay Stull
costume and make-up design by Daniel Dabdoub
Episode 1 presented as part of Ars Nova's ANT Fest in June 2014
Episodes 2 through 4 presented at Dixon Place in 2015 and 2016
Streepshow Season One (Episodes 1 through 4) ran in June 2017 at The Connelly Theatre in a co-production with The Tank.

Folk Wandering

conceived by Jaclyn Backhaus and Andrew Neisler
book and lyrics Jaclyn Backhaus
music and lyrics by Mike Brun, Joel Esher, Blake Allen, Andrew Butler, Annie Tippe, and Alex Fast
part of the 2011 Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround Festival in December 2011
presented as part of the Ars Nova's ANT Fest in June 2012
presented in concert at Joe's Pub in January and February 2013
presented in a staged concert at part of the Polyphone Festival with University of the Arts in March 2017
Folk Wandering made its World Premiere Off-Broadway in February 2018 in a production from Pipeline Theatre Company


A Thirty Year Christmas Carol

written and created with Andrew Farmer and Ryann Weir
a thirty year project, presented every holiday season, beginning in December 2013
For more information on the project, and tickets, visit

Political Subversities

devised by the cast
performed regularly beginning in 2011 with The Peoples' Improv Theatre, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, MSNBC, and You Tube