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Alexandra Petri

Book and Lyrics

is a Washington Post columnist, playwright and the author of “A Field Guide To Awkward Silences” (NAL/Penguin). She was recently described as one of the “50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. Plays include To Tell My Story (Silver Spring Black Box),  The Campsite Rule (Washington Rogues, Page to Stage), Rare Medium Well Done (Active Cultures), Hookups (Panndora’s Box Productions, Santa Ana), One Room Over (Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC), Tragedy Averted (Capital Fringe 2013), Miss Emma’s Matchmaking Agency for Literary Characters (Capital Fringe 2014), What Fresh Hell (Active Cultures Theater), and Young Republicans (Capital Fringe 2012). As an undergraduate she wrote two shows as a member of the first all-female writing team for Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Her plays have taken her from New York to Cambridge to Santa Ana to Bermuda. Alexandra is a member of the Advanced BMI workshop.You can follow her on Twitter: @petridishes

Jack Mitchell

Music and Additional Lyrics

Jack Mitchell is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and music director based in New York City. Jack is a lead songwriter for Gimlet Media’s, “The Story Pirates Podcast”, garnering praise and national attention for his songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, NPR, Sirius/XM Radio and others. Jack is represented as a songwriter, arranger, and producer on the Story Pirates albums, “Nothing is Impossible” and "Backstroke Raptor" (available wherever music is sold/streamed..). Musicals include STONE SOUP (with Jason Blitman of Theatreworks USA), which premiered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2016, as well as the new musical THE WRONG AMERICAN! (with Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri), which has been developed at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Jack has also written songs for the Emmy Award winning children's television show, "Green Screen Adventures" and live scores Pinna Audio's improv-comedy gameshow, "Don't Break the Rules!". Winner of the Craig Carnelia Award for Excellence in Songwriting and the Henry and Marietta Paynter Award for Composition, Jack’s work has been performed all across New York City including 54 Below, The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama’s, and nationally on Sirius/XM Radio, ME-TV and at The Utah Symphony and The Kennedy Center. Proud member of the Dramatist Guild, the advanced class of the BMI Workshop, and a graduate of Northwestern University.

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