Johnny mercer foundation songwriters project
This year marks my fourth year with the JMFSP, a weeklong intensive for young, emerging songwriters in all genres held annually each June on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The highly competitive program attracts applicants from around the world and invites 12 songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week in residence working with award-winning professional master teachers.
I started out as a production assistant and fell in love with the project, before being promoted to Associate Producer and eventually Recruitment Coordinator. I oversee the application and adjudication process, helping to evaluate nearly 200 applicants alongside a team of project alumni and industry professionals.
In 2013, my first original play, Home, was published by Samuel French, Inc. as a winner of the Dramafest festival at Stagedoor Manor, in conjunction with Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwrights Inc, and I directed the first production in July of that year. I was able to repeat the experience when I won the festival again in 2014 with my second play, In Pursuit of Perfection.
In Pursuit of Perfection (2014)
the waa-mu show
In my time at Northwestern, I became involved with The Waa-Mu Show, the country's largest and oldest student-written musical. Through this organization, I developed skills in musical theatre writing, specifically lyric and book-writing. My senior year, I was a co-chair of the organization, one of four students responsible for producing the show and helping to foster the artistic and professional growth of the students involved.
Music and Lyrics by Gabriella Green, Sarah Ohlson, Alex Rothfield, and Alec Steinhorn
Music and Lyrics by Jake Daniels, Gabriella Green, Michael-Ellen Walden, et. al.
Music and Lyrics by Gabriella Green and Lindsay Whisler
Music by Charlotte Morris
Lyrics by Gabriella Green, Charlotte Morris, and Carrie Caffrey
TRUE NORTHWESTERN DIALOGUE
Student Body is a devised play and class about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. Performed during Northwestern's orientation program for 2500 freshmen each year, I performed and wrote material for the three years, and facilitated participatory workshops for incoming first-year students.