LadyShip

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.

 

Runtime: 2 hours including a 10-minute intermission.

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. www.lindagood.com and www.twigs.com



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). www.laura.twigs.com



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. www.samanthasaltzman.com



Sara Brians

Sara Brians (Choreographer)

SARA BRIANS Choreography credits include: SPRING AWAKENING, FOLLIES (NYIT Award), ROCK OF AGES, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FULL MONTY, BIG FISH, CHICAGO, RING OF FIRE, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG, NEWTON’S CRADLE and more. Director/Choreographer: GODSPELL, CITY OF ANGELS. Broadway Associate/Assistant/Resident Choreographer: MATILDA, BILLY ELLIOT, WHITE CHRISTMAS, AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER, 42ND STREET (Asst. DC). Additional credits: City Center, Encores!, The Kennedy Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Joe’s Pub, The Duke, The 92nd Street Y. www.SaraBrians.com.



Simone Allen

Simone Allen (Musical Director)

Simone Allen is a songwriter and music director. She is currently writing a new musical called Opus, loosely based on Clara Schumann. Recent credits: Octet (Signature Theatre), The Cher Show (Broadway/Chicago), Suffragist (Public Theater), Folk Wandering (Pipeline), The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov Project), Letters to the President, New Songs Now (Rattlestick), Twelfth Night (Young Vic), Cruel Intentions, As You Like It (Public Works), Deathbed Edition / East o’ West o’! (Ars Nova), Moulin Rouge (lab). BA Music Tufts University.



David Goldstein (Scenic Design)

David’s NYMF career can legally drink this year. He is proud to have collaborated with the teams of Ladyship, Till, and My Real Mother. Previous: 2018: Emojiland, Bad Ass Beauty, Defy Expectations(concert). 2017: A Wall Apart, I Am I Will I Do. 2015: Wearing Black, Deep Love: A Rock Opera. 2014: Cloned, Deployed, Der Gelbe Stern, Rescue Rue. 2013:Gary Goldfarb Master Escapist, The Pirates of Finance, The Water Dream (concert), Looking Forward (concert). 2012: Stuck. 2011:Ghostlight. 2010:The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid. #rlycore4 davidgoldsteindesigns.com



Whitney Locher

Whitney Locher (Costume Design)

National Tours: Into The Woods (NETworks); Love Never Dies (Troika). London: Into The Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory). NYC: Roundabout, Barrow Street, TFANA, Prospect Theatre Company, NYMF, Partial Comfort Productions, Irish Rep, Pearl Theatre Company, 59E59, Joe’s Pub. Regional: Gulfshore Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Folger Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Old Globe, McCarter, Kansas City Rep, Virginia Arts Festival, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Ohio Light Opera. Adjunct Professor at Pace Performing Arts University. www.whitneylocher.com



Sam Gordon (Lighting Design)



Patrick Calhoun

Patrick Calhoun (Sound Design)

Patrick Calhoun (Sound Designer). Broadway: The Nap (Assoc. Design); Off Broadway: Design-Drunk Shakespeare, The Migration, Amerike The Golden Land; Assoc. Design-KPOP, Trainspotting Live; Regional Credits: Barrington Stage Company, Woolly Mammoth, The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Theatre, Center Stage, Roundhouse Theatre, and many others. 2012-2013 William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at The Kennedy Center in Sound Design. Graduate School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Undergrad: Greensboro College. www.patrickcalhoun.info.



Adele Rylands

Adele Rylands (Fight Director)

An original work directing graduate of NYU and Playwrights HorizonsTheater School, Adele is also an IATSE Local One Candidate as a Broadway Stagehand and the proud CEO of her own health and wellness business. Previous fight directing credits include Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Broadway Bares On Demand (Hammerstein Ballroom), The Time Machine (Theatre Row), and Manuel vs the Statue of Liberty (Signature Theatre). adelerylands.com



Michael Cassara

Michael Cassara (Casting Director)

Michael Cassara, CSA (Casting Director) recent credits include An American In Paris (current int'l tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), Enter Laughing (York Theatre revival), Spamilton (NYC/Chicago/current tour), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (last two editions/cast albums), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), and many more. Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Native Clevelander, member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net / @michaelcassara



Kampfire PR (Press Representative)

KAMPFIRE PR/MARKETING was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. Kampfire has been integral in multidimensional campaigns for New York Innovative Theatre Award Recipients, GLAAD Award winners, back-to-back NYMF Best of Fest winners, and Drama Desk nominees. In 2014, Kampfire launched Stage17.tv, a digital entertainment destination for episodic fiction and reality programming for the world’s largest stage—the Internet. Some of Kampfire’s current and past clients include: 14th Street Y-LABA Theater, Attic Theater, Boomerang Theatre Company, Convergences Theatre Collective, Esperance Theatre Company, The League of Professional Theater Women, MyCarl Productions, New York Innovative Theatre Awards, New York Neo-Futurists, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, and R.Evolucion Latina. www.kampfirefilmspr.com



Michael Danek (Stage Manager)



Ellie Handel

Ellie Handel (Assistant Stage Manager)

Ellie Handel (Assistant Stage Manager) is a New York-based actress, stage manager, and director with a passion for developing new plays and musicals. Off-Broadway: Contact High (Ars Nova, August 2019), Endangered The Musical (Davenport Theatre), The Scarlet Savior (St. Luke’s Theatre). Additional SM credits: Machinal (NYU), Iron John (NYU), Raise Your Voice (The Skirball Center), Macbeth3 (HERE Arts Center). BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway. For Mom, Dad, & Sophie. www.elliehandel.com.



Brian Miseo (Production Assistant/Director Observer)



Maddie Shea Baldwin

Maddie Shea Baldwin (Alice Reed)

Maddie Shea Baldwin (Alice Reed) Broadway: Bright Star. National Tour: Bright Star. NYC: Playwrights Horizons: Flying Over Sunset , NYMF: A Wall Apart. Regional: Arts Emerson: Born For This, Kennedy Center: Bright Star, Lesher Center: Back Home Again, The Old Globe: Ace. Proud Indiana University MT Grad 2015. Special thanks to the Ladyship team, Nicolosi and my Fam. Jeremiah 29:11. 



Jennifer Blood

Jennifer Blood (Lady Jane Sharp)

Jennifer Blood (Lady Jane Sharp/Mrs. Whittington) last performed at NYMF as Penny, Matthew’s Agent in Matthew McConaghy Vs. The Devil. Broadway: Matilda (Miss Honey), Gentleman’s Guide, Violet. Off Broadway: Neurosis (DR2), Merrily We Roll Along (Fiasco/Roundabout), A Little Journey (Mint), Unlock’d (Prospect).



Jordon Bolden

Jordon Bolden (Marcus "Finn" Finley)

Jordon Bolden (Marcus “Finn” Finley) is a Seattle native. TV/Film: High Maintenance, Law and Order SVU, Blue Bloods, Daredevil, Bushwick Beats, Showtime at the Apollo, Biz Kid$. NYC: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Emojiland @ NYMF, Cherry Lane. His pride and joy is his original music and music videos on Youtube and iTunes/Spotify/Amazon. “Deserve” on Power 109.3. Carnegie Mellon MT. Love to A&R. @mrjordonbolden



Caitlin Cohn

Caitlin Cohn (Mary Reed)

Caitlin Cohn: (Mary Reed) was most recently seen Off-Broadway as Lolita in Lolita, My Love at The York Theater Company. Some credits include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (National Tour), Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse/Baltimore Center Stage), Arcadia and Little Foxes (Palm Beach Dramaworks),  Recovery (Theater for the New City), and originating the role of Mary Marie in the new musical Mary Marie. Some Film & TV credits include: Boonville Redemption, Netflix’s The Break with Michelle Wolf, and Exposed for Blackpills. SAG and AEA. NYU, BFA ‘18. Immense gratitude to the cast/creatives of Lady Ship. All my love to my family, friends, and representation for their unwavering support. @caitlincohn 



Noelle Hogen

Noelle Hogen (Kitty MacDougal)

Noelle Hogan most recently played Charlotte in Marie-Dancing Still at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, where she previously appeared in the National Tour of Fun Home.  Off Broadway, Runaways, Public Theatre.  TV, Succession, HBO. 2018 Regional Mini Breakout Artist for NUVO, NYCDA Mini Outstanding Dancer 2018,  Junior OD 2019. She is incredibly excited to be part of Ladyship!  Special thanks to Nancy Carson,  Karen Lampiasi, Michael Cassara, Brava Dance Center, Alyson Isbrandtsen and her family! @noelle_hogan_official 



Justin R. G Holcomb

Justin R. G Holcomb (Zeke Cropper)

JUSTIN R. G. HOLCOMB (Zeke Cropper/Constable) NATIONAL TOURS: Cheers – Live on Stage. NCL: Rock of Ages (Hertz), Wine Lovers – The Musical. OFF-BROADWAY: Channeling Kevin Spacey; Monster; Sayonara; Honor Bound; Two by Tennessee; Hamlet (Claudius); Henry VI, pt 3 (Warwick); REGIONAL: Actors Theatre of Louisville and Arkansas Rep: A Christmas Story; PICT Theatre: Macbeth (Banquo),The Crucifer of Blood (Watson). TV: FBI, The Last O.G., Unforgettable. WRITING/COMPOSING: Teen Party Massacre!; Snatchers!; and Les Margaritavilles (with John D. Ivy). www.justinrgholcomb.com



Lisa Karlin

Lisa Karlin (Abigail Gainsborough)

Lisa is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut with Ladyship! Broadway/First National Tours: Pippin (Leading Player) The Addams Family (Wednesday u/s) Ragtime (Emma Goldman u/s) Regional: Evita (Eva), Chess (Florence), Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood) Rocky Horror Show (Magenta), Saturday Night Fever (Stephanie), Sweet Charity (Nickie) and many more! Lisa would like to dedicate this performance to strong women everywhere, raising their voices in an increasingly chaotic world.www.lisakarlin.biz



Brandi Knox

Brandi Knox (Mrs. Pickering)

Brandi Knox is excited to join the cast of Ladyship! Some of her favorite credits include Lorrell in Dreamgirls, Grace Farrell in Annie and Dorothy in the Wiz.



Quentin Oliver Lee

Quentin Oliver Lee (Captain Josiah Adams)

Quentin Oliver Lee is thrilled to make his NYMF debut in LADYSHIP.  Select credits– Broadway: Prince of Broadway (U/S) - Regional/Tour: Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), Porgy and Bess (Porgy U/S), Festival of The Lion King (Scar), Encores! Golden Apple (Ensemble) - Opera: La Bohème (Schunard), Carmen (Escamillo), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni). Many thanks to God, Angie, CTG, Michael Cassara, Fam, Friends, Fans and all who support the arts. www.QuentinOliverLee.com



Trevor St. John-Gilbert

Trevor St. John-Gilbert (Lieutenant Brandon Adams)

NYC: Pride and Prejudice (Hudson Warehouse), Shadow of Heroes (Metropolitan Playhouse), Among the Furies (FringeNYC), Martian Child (New York Theatre Barn), The Awakening (Musical Theatre Factory), The Church of Why Not (Theatre 167). Regional: Les Miserables (The MUNY). TV/Web Series: "Living With Strangers", (Tracy Ofosuhene Prod.) Film: "Picket Fence" (Emerson Gordon Prod.). A big thanks to Young Life, Trinity Grace Church Westside and Pure Creative Arts for making this happen. BFA University of Michigan. 



Visceral Entertainment

Visceral Entertainment (General Manager)

VISCERAL ENTERTAINMENT (General Manager) was formed by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, and is proud to be represented at NYMF 2019 by LADYSHIP, TILL and ALIVE! THE ZOMBIE MUSICAL. Visceral produced Midnight at the Never Get at NYMF in 2016, and has mounted hit runs in Provincetown and at the York Theatre (NY Times Critic’s Pick). Additional management & producing highlights include Happy Birthday, Wanda June (NY Times Critic's Pick), Life Sucks (NY Times Critic's Pick), Money Talks, Endangered! The Musical, The Wrong Box and The First Annual Trump Family Special. NYMF highlights include Emojiland (2018), Ludo’s Broken Bride (2016) and Pope! (2015). Upcoming projects: Emergency (Summerfest), Confidence (and the Speech), The Giant Hoax, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a stage adaptation of The Black Ledger and projects with best-selling novelist Jonathan Lethem and the musical group Too Many Zooz. www.visceral-entertainment.com