Lucy O’Brien is a composer from Australia, and Jamie Buxton is a wordsperson (lyric and book) from Oklahoma. Both are studying at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYU.
Lucy is an avid Julie Andrews impersonator, composer, music director, arranger, pianist and singer. She was the inaugural recipient of the Pratt Foundation’s Artist in Residence program at Monash University in 2017, writing new musical, Jack of Two Trades. Previous writing works include Millionaire (fortyfivedownstairs), Waiting Room (MUDfest) and Devoted, a sell-out success at Midsumma, 2014.
Jamie is a writer and actor originally from Oklahoma. Writing credits include the short film “My First Start” and the short play “First Date with Henry the Eighth,” which both premiered last fall in New York City. She currently also performs with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
The Fox is based on DH Lawrence’s novella and is set in Berkshire, England shortly after World War II. It centres on two women living harmonious, simple lives running a farm. A one-act musical about sexuality, relationships and power, Nellie is the centre of this piece as she grapples with an attraction to a man and a woman, without any means of deciding between two different lives she could live.
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