a new musical


Fernanda Douglas (Music) is a composer and pianist from Goleta, California, currently studying music at Columbia University. Fernanda has acted as music director and rehearsal pianist for numerous productions at Columbia, ranging from scenes with the New Opera Workshop group to The Varsity Show, Columbia's longest standing theater tradition. Last year, she composed, orchestrated and conducted three original musicals at Columbia: Plath. (composer), XMAS!9 (co-composer/lyricist) and The 121st Annual Varsity Show (co-composer/lyricist). She worked as assistant music director on Anthem in the 2014 Fringe International Theatre Festival and most recently was an assistant director on Lincoln Center Originals: The CRY HAVOC Company at the David Rubenstein Atrium. 

Molly Rose Heller (Book and Lyrics) is excited to be debuting at NYCFringe just a couple months after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Theatre and Drama Arts from Columbia University and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. As a multi-talented theatre artist, Molly’s most recent theatre credits include acting the role of Faust in Faust 2.0, directingThe 121st Annual Varsity Show (Columbia), and acting the role of Miss Hodge in Design for Living(Berkshire Theatre Group).

Emily Feinstein (Director) is excited to be making her FringeNYC debut with Plath. Other New York credits include The Taming of the Shrew (New York Classical Theatre, Assistant Director), The Group (Alchemical Theatre Lab),The 120th Annual Varsity Show: Morningside Nights, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and The Last 5 Years (Columbia University).  She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Religion from Barnard College of Columbia University, and has completed semester-long training at both BADA and LAMDA in London, UK. 

Alex Donnelly (Producer) - Alex is delighted to be working with the talented cast, creative team, and crew of Plath.Plath. is Alex's second FringeNYC production, having been an assistant producer on Lydia and Tom in Summer 2013.  Alex has also produced a number of music festivals at Columbia University, where he graduated from in 2014.  In his spare time, Alex is a 2nd year analyst at Bank of America.  He would like to thank his friends and family for their terrific support of this incredible project. 

Allie Carieri (Artistic Producer) is excited to be returning to FringeNYC with Plath. She recently graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American Studies and English Literature. Her producing and production management credits include Much Ado About Nothing (King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe), Egg & Peacock All-Day Play Festival X (King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe), The 120thAnnual Varsity ShowHenry IV Part II (King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe), Cymbeline (King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe), Lydia and Tom: A New Musical (FringeNYC), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Columbia Musical Theatre Society), and HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical (Columbia Musical Theatre Society). She has also performed in and written for various theatrical groups at Columbia, as well as serving on their executive boards. Professionally, Allie has worked at Roundabout Theatre Company and The Public Theater. She is thrilled to be working with this fabulous team on such a powerful show.

Amelia Lembeck (Stage Manager) recently graduated from Barnard College with a BA in theatre and a concentration in stage management. Previous FringeNYC credits include Lydia & Tom (2013). Other credits include One Day: The Musical at 3LD and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at St. Luke's Theatre. This fall, she heads off to the Long Wharf Theatre to be the 2015-2016 season PA. She would like to thank her friends, family, anyone else actually reading this, and of course the Plath. team. She aspires to one day have a website to put at the end of program bios. 

Dana Jones (ACR) is excited and to be making her FringeNYC debut with Plath. She is currently a student at Barnard College where she studies theatre and economics. Her producing credits include Broadway LeAps Onstage! (The Davenport Theatre), Trailblazers (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Much Ado About Nothing (King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe), Titus Andronicus (King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe), and Godspell (Columbia Musical Theatre Society). She has interned at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and Richards/Climan, Inc. She is very grateful for the opportunity to work on this show!

Mariana Benjamin (Marketing) has had a varied range of experience as a theatre artist.  Having worked as a director, actor, designer, and playwright, she is excited to move into this new role of marketing.  Most recently she was the Publicity manager of Much Ado About Nothing (King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe), which had a record-breaking number of attendees.  She is currently a student at Barnard College studying Theatre and Playwriting.  Mariana is excited to be making her FringeNYC debut with such a group of talented artists and friends.  

Solomon Hoffman (Orchestrations) Solomon’s orchestration credits include Far From Canterbury (FringeNYC), War Lesbian (Dixon Place), Columbia Songbook (54 Below) and Trailblazers (NYMF-SLP). As composer: Lydia & Tom (FringeNYC), Modehouse Six and Twelfth Night (Juilliard Drama). Recent graduate of Columbia, where he composed the annual student-written Varsity Show twice, and conducted/orchestrated the show for four years. He was a member of the music department for the Off-Broadway productions of Pageant and For The Last Time, as well as Unknown Soldier (Williamstown). He is the founder and arranger/conductor for The Songwriter’s Orchestra, an ensemble that brings together singer/songwriters with an ensemble of 11 orchestral musicians. Current member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Program. He's thrilled to be joining the Plath. team and working on Fernanda's incredible music.