Collaboratively written, designed, and composed by Julia Frey and Sam Day Harmet, Containertopia is a 21st-century take on vaudeville that looks at the ever-shrinking living spaces that New Yorkers submit themselves to. With synthesizer-heavy Weimar cabaret tunes, original music, and projection-based set design, this multimedia cabaret explores and exposes the popular trend of tiny living. Jalopy Theatre, April 2017
Part one of a cycle of Brecht plays written during Brecht's exile from Germany in the 1930s and 1940s. Galileo is a reexamination of the classic play about Galileo's struggle for truth against the Catholic church with a new original score that I've written that nods to the original Hanns Eisler score, but lives largely in the 21st century with abundant electronic sounds mixed with banjos and clarinets. Coming to the Irondale Center in Spring 2019.
A contemporary reinterpretation of the Gift of the Magi story with gypsy jazz-inspired underscoring throughout that I composed. Assembled a four piece band with violin, accordion, upright bass, and myself on mandolin. Access Theater, Dec 2014
The Tarot Show (for Opera Nouveau)
A chance-infused story using the archetypes of the tarot. I music directed a quartet (clarinet/cello/guitar/percussion) and created a responsive score using Soundpainting, a live composition gesture-based language. HERE Arts Center, Sep 2015
Molly Murphy Meets Neil DeGrasse Tyson on Our Last Day on Planet Earth (an Ars Nova feature)
Music directed the band (and played keys/mandolin) in this comical synth-pop oriented musical. Ars Nova Theater, June 2015