Book, Music & Lyrics by Laura & Linda Good

Is it a crime to survive?

Convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to journey to a land they had never known, teenage Irish sisters Alice and Mary are forced to make the treacherous crossing from London to Australia in 1789.  With a contemporary alt/pop score by Linda and Laura Good of the band the Twigs, Ladyship reminds us that whether in the 18th century or now, this story is all too familiar — when given no say in their lives or the world around them women will always find their own voice.  Based on true events, this is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the “mothers of Australia”, whether they wanted to be or not.

Linda Good

Linda Good (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Linda Good is the co-composer, book writer and lyricist of LadyShip. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer, she is also co-founder of the alternative pop band The Twigs, with her twin sister, Laura Good. She also was a touring keyboardist for Jane’s Addiction and The Mars Volta. Her song “Love Is…", as well as many of her other compositions have been heard in several films and television shows, including 90210, True Blood, and American Teen. and

Laura Good

Laura Good (Writer (Book, Music, Lyrics))

Laura Good is the co-composer, book writer and lyricist of LadyShip. She co-founded the alternative pop band The Twigs, with her twin sister, Linda Good. They have released five CDs and performed all over the world. Her songs have been heard on TV, Radio and Film over the past two decades. She has a degree in music composition from Columbia College where she was a Weisman Memorial Scholar (Music) and mentored by jazz composers Doug Lofstrom and William Russo. She also played a key role in the creation of one of the first independent music subscription services on the internet (noisebox).

Samantha Saltzman

Samantha Saltzman (Director)

Resident Director: Matilda the Musical (1st National Tour). Assistant Resident Director: Matilda the Musical (Broadway), The King & I (2nd National Tour). Select Directing credits include: The Drama League Gala Honoring Steve Martin, Letters from the Sender, 210 Amlent Ave, and Madam Fury’s Traveling Show, and multiple shows at NYMF and FringeNYC. Additional Associate/Assistant Directing credits: Lady in the Dark (New York City Center), Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre), Sarah Brightman’s Dreamchaser World Tour, On the Town (Barrington Stage), Academia Nuts. Film Directing: Parent Teacher Conference, Idle Worship, Adulting with Jane (upcoming). Drama League Directing Fellow.