Stefan Weisman creates
playful and brooding
soundscapes described by Anthony Tommasini
(New York Times) as "personal, moody and
skillfully wrought." His works
include chamber, orchestral and choral pieces.
He has specialized in
vocal music that explores edgy and compelling
topics. His one act
commissioned by Second Movement and premiered in
London in 2008. His opera Darkling,
commissioned by American Opera
Projects, was included in the Guggenheim
Museum's Works & Process
series, premiered to great acclaim at the
Classic Stage Company and
toured Europe in 2007. Among his other
commissions are works for Bang
on a Can, Sequitur, and the Empire City Men's
Choir. A graduate of Bard
College and Yale University, he is a PhD
candidate at Princeton
University. His composition instructors include
David Lang, Joan Tower,
Martin Bresnick, Steven Mackey, and Paul Lansky.
Presently, he is on
the faculty of the Juilliard School’s Music
Advancement Program, and
the Music Department of the City College, CCNY.
For more info: www.stefanweisman.com.
Cote is an author,
blogger and editor. Since 2003, he has been
theater editor and chief
drama critic for Time Out New York. Mr.
Cote’s writing has
appeared in The New York Times,The
Times (UK), Opera
News, Maxim, and The Best
Plays Theater Yearbook.
He is a member of the New York Drama Critics
Circle and appears as a
contributing critic on NY1’s On Stage.
His popular companion
books to Broadway musicals include Wicked,
and Spring Awakening. Since its release,
has been a bestselling performing arts book on
Amazon.com. He serves as
Public Dramaturge for Montclair State University’s
Performance series. He is working on an original
commissioned by Gingold Theatrical Group, as well
as libretti with
composers Stefan Weisman and Robert Paterson.
Previously, he was an
actor and director. In the 1990s he appeared in
works by avant-garde
auteurs Richard Foreman, Richard Maxwell, Robert
expatriate auteur Assurbanipal Babilla, and
others. He founded and
edited the ’zines OFF: the journal of
(1996-98) and EdgeNY (1999). For more