Joey Contreras is a musical theatre songwriter in New York. His original compositions & arrangements have been featured in NYC venues including Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Laurie Beechman Theater, The Duplex and multiple Broadway in South Africa galas at the Manhattan Center.
Internationally, performances of his music have stretched as far as Australia, Germany, South Korea and the UK. His musicals include ALL THE KIDS ARE DOING IT and THIS THING CALLED LOVE. Recently, he wrote music for multiple plays featured in The Actor’s Company Theatre’s “newTACTics New Play Festival.” Recipient of the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Max Dreyfus Scholarship Award, Joey holds a BFA in musical theatre from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His first album, Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras features performances by exciting Broadway talent and is available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.
Max Mamon is a composer, pianist, and music director living in Brooklyn. His original musicals co-written with librettist Jahn Sood include “With You Always” and “Vital Signs,” which was recently produced off-broadway at the Theater at St. Clements.
As co-founder and musical artistic director of Ensemble Dance, Max's work was featured in a choreography showcase at Alvin Ailey Studios. His other works have been seen at the Sharon Playhouse, McConnell Theater at Simon’s Rock, The Duplex Cabaret Theater, 13th Street Rep, CultureHub Studios, 3LD Art & Technology Center, McCarter Theater, and Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University. Max's recent music direction credits include Michael John LaChiusa's "First Daughter Suite" for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and "Bend in the Road" at NYMF. Max is an alumnus of the Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Princeton University, and the Royal College of Music in London.
Max’s photo is courtesy of Kut Akdogan.
Jordan Moser is a professional ballet dancer, & an Austin musician whosigned to Los Angeles indie label Albino Crow Music. Since moving to Austin in 2007, Jordan has been cultivating his own sound of sincere lonesome country and warm atmospheric folk and performing at various bars and clubs around town. (Flipnotics, Hole in the Wall, Eastside Showroom, Swan Dive, Jo’s Coffee, Lamberts, Scoot Inn, Salvage Vangarud Theater, U.S. Art Authority, Carousel Lounge, holy mountain) "Sleeping Bag" his debut album, was recorded May 2011 in @ East Austin Recording and produced by Matt Smith of Hot Tracks.
Jordan is also a Company dancer at Ballet Austin. As an active member of the Austin performing art and music community, he has had two contemporary ballets, "Path You Came Here By" and "Hidding Places" created to his compositions by Michelle Thompson as a part of the Califa Arts Collaborative of which he was named musical director in 2011.