About The Show
In order for Emily to continue feeding her American dream with coffees and bagels from carts, she needs to convince the US government that she is an alien of extraordinary abilities. Or at least extra-terrestrial. Help her by giggling through an hour of her songs, stories and a smattering of stand up.
Written and performed by Emily Rose Simons
Directed by Ali Keller
Featuring The Continentals
About the Artists
Emily Rose is a London born, New York dwelling musical theatre writer and recent graduated from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch, NYU, finalist in the 2015 Styles and Drewe songwriting competition in the Garrick Theatre on London's West End and featured in William Finn's 'Ridiculously Talented Composer and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know But Should' concert this summer at Barrington Stage Company. She is currently piecing together her "early career artist" life through a multitude of collaborations, an apprenticeship at The CRY HAVOC Company, stand-up open mics and countless bagels and cups of coffee bought from carts. Her favourite cart is on the corner of Waverly Place and Broadway. Find out more about her! www.songsofemilyrose.com
The Continentals are an extraordinary group of musicians from around the world. An ever changing clash of musical cultures comprised of current and alumni residents of International House NYC, including internationally renowned musicians, composers, playwrights and spoken-word artists to highly accomplished Economists, Computer Scientists and Oral Historians. An essential to the International House Community and a heart warming addition to this multicultural city.
Ali Keller is a playwright and director. She is a Resident Artist and Outreach Coordinator at The CRY HAVOC Company. Select Associate Director and Assistant credits include: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL (Broadway), UNLIMITED: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, the 2012 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD, LEGEND OF THE VOICE, ANTHEM, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: SWEENEY TODD, and ROB FISCHER CELEBRATES KANDER & EBB. Select Directing credits include: A VISIT TO THE BRONX (Finalist in The Avery Theater Company's 20/20 Festival at The Phillipstown Depot Theater), STAGE MOTHERS (The Clurman Theatre), and CLEARENCE THE CANNIBAL (The Bowery Poetry Club). Her one-act and short plays have been presented at various theaters across New York City including: WHALE (Emerging Artists Theatre & The Riant Theatre), HERE TO STAY (The Gallery Players), DEAR NATE (Midtown International Theatre Festival), and SLUT CLAUS (Manhattan Rep Theatre). She is currently developing two full length plays: STANDARDS and an untitled full length play based on her short play FOR GOODNESS SAKE. Readings of her plays SLUT CLAUS, DEAR NATE, INDEPENDENT CHRISTMAS, and FOR GOODNESS SAKE have been recorded as part of The CRY HAVOC Podcast. SLUT CLAUS was also presented at Bucknell University. Ali received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Bucknell University, is an alumnus of CRY HAVOC's Apprenticeship Program, participated in the SDCF Observership Program, and is an Associate Member of SDC and the Dramatists Guild of America.
Photo Credit: Hannah Long-Higgins - http://www.thelongshot.net/