Detail on creative background
EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
MFA: Musical Theatre Writing, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop (NYC)
New Tuners Musical Theatre (Chicago)
READINGS AND PROJECTS
Farmer Eli's Vacation - one-act adaptation of an 1895 story by Alice Brown (collaborator: Ben Cohn)
The Dance of Salome - full-length theatrical rock concert (collaborator: James Marler)
The Big Kahuna - one-act "mor(e)ality play" (collaborator: Brad Aspel).
Sweat of My Brow - poem selected to be read on National Public Radio's The Next Big Thing, 2002, by the poetry editor of the New Yorker Magazine.
America's Sweetheart - mini-musical selected for New Tuners one-act festival at
The Theater Building (collaborators: Chris Staton and Jim Stevens)
Let the Buyer Beware - original song, featured in a New Tuners songwriting
Who's That Bear - theme song for an animated pilot, Bear #13
Performances at Earth Day festival 1991, 1992
More "recent" projects:
Connor's Wor - graphic novel examining the common man's role in an extraordinary universe
One Knight in the Garden of Eden - allegorical musical about Man's troubled relationship with nature
The Love Pump - romantic non-musical comedy-drama
Co-founded a creative team that had proposals for two children's television programs, "Willa Wonders" and "Sounds Like Willa," under serious consideration at Disney and Noggin (Nickelodeon) in 2003-04. You can also check out other, mostly non-musical writing tidbits here.
Various performances at coffeehouses, festivals, and around campfires in three countries, none of which are Canada.
Substantial acting experience. Various awards for acting as a youth.
A few honourable mentions from international song contests; occasionally finalist or semi-finalist. No big wins yet! See individual song pages.
A few past and (ma)lingering musical projects
The Big Kahuna
Original one-act musical comedy
speculating on the effects of reality television on reality itself
Composer: Brad Aspel
Scenario by Brad and Adam
Lyric: Every Little Thing is Fine
Farmer Eli's Vacation
One-act drama based on the 1895 short story by Alice Brown, in which a New England farmer, along with his family, visits the ocean for the first time in his life and there discovers something essential about living
Composer: Ben Cohn
Lyric and clip: The Water at Home
Graphic novel in development examining the role of the common man in an extraordinary universe, in which the eccentric owner of a children's shoe store in a dangerous and mistrustful metropolis solves a mystery and reunites a community
Music: The Falls (Lifting Up a Corner of the Dark)
The Dance of Salome
Original rock musical—a tale of betrayal, ambition, sacrifice,
Composer: James Marler
The Love Pump
Comic/dramatic play in which a man examines his relationships in light of his conceptions about the idea of 'true love'
One Knight in the Garden of Eden
Allegorical musical about Man's
troubled relationship with nature
Farmer Eli's Vacation -- Copyright 2001 Squeaky Toy Music / Ben Cohn
The Big Kahuna -- Copyright 2002 Squeaky Toy Music / Brad Aspel
Connor's Wor -- Copyright 2000 Squeaky Toy Music
The Dance of Salome -- Copyright 2001 Squeaky Toy Music / Alicorn Music
The Love Pump -- Copyright 2003 Adam Steinberg/Squeaky Toy Music
One Knight... -- Copyright 2004 Squeaky Toy Music
All images mock-ups for non-commercial illustration purposes only. See bibliography for available information. Sources of fish and Salome images lost in time.