One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Beta)

Performed by Kate Ferber; Written by Louis Greenstein and Kate Ferber; Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Beta)

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe  [map]

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Celebrating the life and music of a musical legend.

This acclaimed one-woman show, featuring Kate Ferber, celebrates the music and creative force of the late singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer whose pop masterpieces—including “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Save the Country,” and “Stoney End”—topped the charts in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Running time: 1 hour, 10 minutes. 

Kate Ferber

Kate Ferber (Performer/Writer)

Kate is the recipient of the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award, which is given to one promising songwriter per year. Her upcoming solo album is to be released in 2016. Recent theatrical credits include: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at The Alliance Theater (book by Stephen King, music by John Mellencamp, musical direction by T Bone Burnett), The Daughters by Shaina Taub at CAP21, Sometimes in Prague (The TANK), Deep Cover at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Factory Girls at NAMT/ Joe’s Pub/ Ars Nova/ Birdland, King of Ghosts at Philly Fringe and Songs of a Night Owl by Niko Tsakalakos at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest. A member of Actors Equity Association, Kate is represented by the Henderson Hogan Agency and holds a BFA from NYU Tisch (CAP21). Heavily influenced by Laura Nyro, Kate began writing songs at age 12. She thanks Louis Greenstein and Adrienne Campbell-Holt for their collaboration in realizing One Child Born.

Louis Greenstein

Louis Greenstein (Writer)

A recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts playwriting fellowship, Louis's one-act plays, Smoke, Interview with a Scapegoat and The Convert, were commissioned by Theatre Ariel, published by Dramatic Publishing and produced many times in the U.S. and abroad. Louis is the co-author of the critically acclaimed With Albert Einstein, a one-man show about the great scientist that stars Don Auspitz and has been performed at the Walnut Street Theater, Princeton University and in schools and science museums around the nation. Louis's short fiction has appeared in Margins Magazine, Philadelphia Stories, Writing Aloud, Dreamforge and Muse Apprentice Guild. He is the author of the 2014 novel, Mr. Boardwalk (New Door Books).

Adrienne Campbell-Holt

Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Director)

Adrienne is the Founding Artistic Director of Colt Coeur, a Brooklyn-based theatre company. Upcoming: the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest (Denver Theatre Company), One Child Born (Oberon at American Repertory Theater), the world premiere of Cal in Camo (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), a new play by Sarah Burgess (Pipeline Festival, WP Theater, Spring 2016). Recent: world premiere of How to Live on Earth by MJ Kaufman (Colt Coeur @ HERE, September 2015), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting by Laura Jacqmin at Williamstown Theater Festival (Foeller Fellowship), World Premiere of Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel (Colt Coeur @ HERE, NYC), Red starring Tim Daly (Dorset Theater Festival, VT), World Premiere of Greg Moss’ REUNION (South Coast Rep), World Premiere of Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Recall (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (American Conservatory Theater, SF), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man's Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE). She is a Time Warner/Women’s Project Lab 2014-2016 Fellow, a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist and Audrey Resident. She has developed work with La Jolla Playhouse, Roundabout Underground, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick, Women’s Project Theater, New Georges, Playwrights’ Center and EST. She is also the director of #makeitfair. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.