MUSIC & LYRICS + additional orchestrations
James is an NYC-based composer, arranger, music director, and pianist. Additional writing credits include MEDUSA: A New Musical and Don't Forget Me: A New Musical. James's work is also found at the Industries of the Blind Public Art Piece located on West Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro, NC, where he composed a piece based off of artwork by Krystal Rothermund and Daryl Wells, helping tell the story of the artwork to those who are visually impaired. James currently serves as the music director for Megan Dwinell, Henry Platt, Drew Korn, Carolina Rial, and Alyssa Wray.
MUSIC & LYRICS
She has a passion for creating within the musical theater realm as well as the intimate avenue available to a singer-songwriter. She started writing when she was 20 years old, and since has gone on to create The Pyramid: A Dance Moms Parody Musical, Songs for the Nations, and a plethora of singer-songwriter compositions. Since graduating with a BFA in Theatre Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she has been a catalyst in the classroom through the creation of a theatre program for a non-profit K-8 school.
Erica is an award-winning comedy creator whose work aims to highlight the unique, sometimes uncomfortable, stories of women and their mental health. Most recently, her comedy cabaret “LAUGH AGAIN,” was nominated for 3 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards – you can listen to the show here. In 2021, her comedy “BEARDS,” was a finalist at the Fusion Film Festival. She made her off-Broadway writing, performing, and directing debut with the cabaret “GAY ICON,” at Rattlestick Theatre company – which was later featured in Lincoln Center’s: Broadway’s Future Songbook.
Molly Russo is an actress, comedian, and Social Media Influencer based in NYC and Los Angeles. Molly is primarily known for her presence on TikTok where she dabbles in the world of comedy, body positivity, mental health awareness, and all-around relatability. Molly studied Musical Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Nicky is a NYC based recording engineer and producer. After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Nicky has been working doing recording engineering and producing for a cappella groups. She has been arranging and singing in a cappella groups for twelve years. Nicky was the Music Director of the NYU Cleftomaniacs, the only all female a cappella group at NYU, and VICE A Cappella. Nicky had the honor of receiving the award for “Outstanding Arrangement” at the 2019 ICCA Northeast Quarter Finals as well as the CARA Award for Best Female Collegiate Arrangement 2020.
Caitlin Brightman's passion for entrepreneurship, innovative marketing, and theater led her to the business of Broadway. Her mission is finding creative ways to bring new audiences into performing arts: whether it's through directing theater education programs or producing viral TikToks. Prior experience spans a variety of roles in Producing, Marketing, Press, Ticketing, and General Management including work for Broadway's Into the Woods, Dear Evan Hansen, Some Like It Hot, Funny Girl, Hadestown, and more.
Katherine Cartusciello is an NYC-based composer/sound-designer/musician. She is the recipient of the Max Dreyfus ASCAP Award and the Betty Green Fischoff Troupers Scholarship. Upcoming/recent credits include The Tattooed Lady (by Max Vernon); podcast The Doctor is Dead (by é Boylan); and short-film Heirloom (Winner of Monmouth Film Festival and New York International Film Festival). Original works include Then She Ran w/ Alex Becker: (Scranton Fringe Festival (10/22), Feinstein’s 54 Below (2/22), New Studio on Broadway (11/2021), AMDA (8/21)); Village Song (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Walks of Life, (Blindspot Collective/La Jolla Playhouse); and Lottery Ticket, (The Latest Draft podcast).
Kathryn Cole Productions
Kathryn Cole Productions is a film, television, and theatre production company that develops bold, thought-provoking narratives through its distinctive, creative voice. Led by Saturday Night Live Script Coordinator Zachary Hausman (he/him) and Olivia Ebner (she/her), the two NYU alums strive to collaborate with creatives on original and informed stories that disrupt the zeitgeist and maintain the value of striking entertainment.