ABOUT THE CREATORS

DYLAN GLATTHORN (composer/lyricist) is a two-time Alan Menken Award-winning composer and lyricist. His music has been described by the New York Times as “assured” with the “steaminess and drive of Janacek’s ‘Intimate Letters’” and the “harmonic allure” of Debussy. He currently resides in New York City.

Dylan has written two full-length musicals: Republic (2011 Eugene O’Neill Musical Theater Conference finalist) and The Way It Goes. His third, Edison, is currently in development. Dylan has music directed and orchestrated numerous cabaret productions including “A Shining Hour” starring Alexa Green (released on Broadway Records as So Good), “Once In Love” starring Amy Toporek, and “Introducing Victoria Cook” (all at Feinstein’s/54 Below), “A Brass Act” starring Michelle Dowdy (Feinstein’s/54 Below, Metropolitan room), and the “Canteen” series (Laurie Beechman Theatre).

Dylan has written music for dozens of critically-acclaimed and award-winning films, as well as for world-renowned brands like Nickelodeon, Oakley, Alessi, and PBS. His music for the short film “Koharubiyori” was awarded Best Original Score at the 2014 First Run Film Festival as well as the 2014 Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music in Film. He has received commissions from numerous organizations and ensembles including the International Double Reed Society, PUBLIQuartet, the Quintet of the Americas, and the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. Other awards include the 2013 Metlife Creative Connections Grant, 2011 & 2007 Alan Menken Award, Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship, Al Downing Jazz Association Scholarship, and the Mensa Education and Research Foundation’s Grosswirth-Salny Scholarship. He was also the winner of the 2011 Skirball Film Scoring Competition.

Dylan is a proud member of both ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

 

WILL LACKER (bookwriter) is a playwright who has called New York City home for the past twelve years. Originally from Florida, Will moved to the city to attend Marymount Manhattan College where he earned his B.A. in Theater Performance.

After graduation, Will helped found Five Flights, a non-profit theater company that has been performing original work in the Off-Off Broadway and festival circuit for the past eight years. Past Five Flights credits include: The Custodian (NYC Fringe), The Wire (MRT One Act Fest),  Don’t Step on the Cracks (Woodstock Fringe Festival), Trials of a Scientific Mind (MRT One Act Fest), You’re Cordially Invited (Woodstock Fringe Festival), and Fall of the Mighty (Burning Pony Theater Festival). While plays are at the core of his work, Will loves writing and experimenting with other mediums. With his friend and composer, Dylan Glatthorn, Will has written the book for two original Musicals. The sweeping Irish epic, Republic, a finalist for the Eugene O’Neil National Musical Theater conference, and their new musical Edison, a dark, bold take on the iconic inventor.

Will also writes comics with his sister Kati under the title Kin Comics. Their work has gathered a large online following as well as being awarded honors at the Society of Illustrators’ Cartoon and Comics annual, two years in a row. In addition to writing Will is also an improv comedian. He is a graduate of the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade improv school. Will is currently pursing and M.F.A. in creative writing at Queens College.

He lives in Astoria with his lovely fiancé Laurel and their cat Mao.