WHO WE ARE

Co-Founding Artistic Directors

LANDON BRAVERMAN is a New York City-based composer, originally hailing from Vancouver, BC. His musicals include Queen of the West (winner Best Score and Best Musical – Manhattan Theatre Mission) and Choices (award winner at WVMTF, Top 10 Finalist Ken Davenport Short Play Competition). His music has been featured at Lincoln Centre, 54 Below, NYMF, and across North America. He worked with Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, assisting on the recording of new musicals, including Bring It On and Giant. Landon is an active music copyist. He has worked alongside various Broadway and Tony Award-winning composers, including Tom Kitt, William Finn, and Michael Friedman. Most recently he worked with Jason Robert Brown on the Broadway premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas, starring Tony Danza. He is an alum of Mount Allison University, the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU-Tisch, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

JOSEPH TREFLER is a New York-based composer-lyricist originally from Toronto, Canada. He has written a number of musicals, including LADY LATE NITE (short film musical distributed by Ouat Media), A LADYLIKE MURDER (premiered at the Isabel Bader theatre in Toronto in 2012), and, most recently, MEN WITH MONEY with bookwriter-lyricist Bill Nelson (dir. Terrence Mann at Western Carolina University, 2017 NAMT finalist). He composed the score for THE MUSIC BOX, a short dance film that was shown on Air Canada flights. He is a winner of the 2015 NMI New Voices Project (sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment). His new musical, THE UNUSUAL ENGAGEMENT OF CHESTER PRINGLE was presented at the Wild Project in New York City in July 2014,  winning “Best Short Musical” in the Fresh Fruit Festival. Recently, a concert of Joseph’s songs was performed at Lincoln Center’s BROADWAY’S FUTURE SONGBOOK series. Joseph was a juror for the 2014 Playwrights Guild of Canada Tom Hendry New Musical Award. Joseph received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is a professor of musical theatre writing at Sheridan College's M.A.S.S.I.V.E. (Music Applied to Stage, Screen, and Interactive Visual Elements) program. www.josephtrefler-composer.com

 

Editor: Musical Theatre Insider

COLIN SIMMONS is a Canadian actor, singer, and creator based in Toronto. As a writer, Colin trained with Leslie Arden in Theatre 20’s Composium and the inaugural CMTWC Writers Workshop. He is currently writing Dorian Drew, based on a Brothers Grimm fairytale, with an upcoming workshop at Theatre Orangeville. He was the music assistant on the Toronto workshop of Diana, written by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan (MemphisThe Toxic Avenger). As a performer, his theatre credits include Shakespeare in Love and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Stratford Festival); Gift of the Magi and Pride & Joy (Smile Theatre); Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Outside the March); Brantwood: 1920-2020, A Man of No Importance, and Parade (Theatre Sheridan). Workshops include Faust (Theatre by the Bay); The Gift of the Magi (Theatre Orangeville); Prom Queen! The Musical (Canadian Music Theatre Project). Colin was the recipient of Musical Stage Company’s 2015–2016 Banks Prize for Emerging Musical Theatre Artists. He won Stratford’s Dora Mavor Moore Guthrie Award for outstanding contribution by a young artist. Colin is a proud graduate of Sheridan’s Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program. 

Board of Directors

  • Hannah Mirvish

  • Richard Ouzounian

  • Boneh Roth
  • Michael Rubinoff

  • Eric Turner

Advisory Board

  • Adam Brazier

  • John Gray

  • Lisa Lambert

  • Mitchell Marcus

  • Bob Martin

  • Robert McQueen

  • Kelly Robinson