Jarlath Barsanti Jacobs - Playwright, Lyricist, Librettist
Jarlath was an award-winning copywriter for top New York ad agencies, specializing in jingle lyrics. Then she left it all for her true love - the theatre. She is now a member of The Dramatist’s Guild, TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited) and Ken Davenport’s Inner Circle. In development:
MIRACOLO, the romance of Italy in a musical. A winner in the TRU Voices Reading Series, 2019.
Performed In January at the Actor’s Temple Theater in NYC. Next step: regional theater full production.
LUNCH AT AUDREY’s, a romantic comedy. Even screen goddesses have bad hair days.
Audrey Hepburn is stuck in a blizzard in Switzerland, faced with tough choices and some unexpected, unwanted visitors. It has just emerged from the Phoenix Festival of New Plays in February 2019. Also , recently, the Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival and a staged reading at the Signature Theatre in New York City.
FIRE ISLAND, a musical. It’s a once in a lifetime love but Gabe and Anne blew it. They backed out of a
beach wedding. 23 years later there is a gay wedding and they’re both invited. Will they rekindle? Or blow it again. Look for its first staged reading Autumn, 2019.
Emilio Solla, Composer
In a career spanning 35 years, Grammy Nominated, Argentina born and New York based composer/pianist, Emilio Solla got his degreein Classical Pianoat the National Conservatory of Musicin Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York.
Solla has released ten albums as a leader and more than forty as producer/arranger and is recognized by peers and press as one of the most outstanding and personal creators worldwide in the Tango-Jazz genre - a blend of Argentine tango and other Latin American rhythms with the freedom and improvisation of jazz music. He performs all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America in many of the most important Jazz houses and Festivals, to rave reviews.
He has composed for and recorded/performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda and many others. He is a freelance arranger and composer in the demanding NY music scene.
His album Second Halfwas nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. Miracolo is his first musical.
Fred C L Mann, III, Director
Fred has enjoyed a full career in every medium in the performing arts: Director, Choreographer, Actor, Dancer and Educator. He has directed and created innovative dance for theater, opera, film, concert dance and television - directing productions of Pippin, Little Shop Of Horrors, Chicago, Celebration, Grease, Fiddler On The Roof, Carousel, Eartha Kitt’s Cowboy, The Boyfriend, Dance Y2K and many others.
He worked with Bob Fosse for 8 years and appeared in Sweet Charity, Chicago, Dancin', and also, the film All That Jazz. He also appeared in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You and Sydney Pollack's Tootsie. He has worked with Hal Prince, Ron Field, Ivan Reitman, Gwen Verdon, Donna McKechnie, Chita Rivera, Ann Reinking, Jerry Orbach,Michael York and Juliet Prowse.
Fred's taught a variety of dance techniques at Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance, Professional Performing Arts School, The Actor’s Institute, The Lee Strasberg Studio and USDAN Center For The Performing Arts in New York. Also University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Also Phatravadi Dance and Theater Company in Bangkok,Thailand, Ballet Akademien in Gothenburg, Sweden and Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden, London, England. Also he has taught theater acting, movement, auditioning and theater dance in New York City at the aforementioned institutions.