RACHEL DEAN is a New York-based composer, pianist, and music director originally from Iowa. An ASCAP award recipient, she is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and works as a rehearsal pianist for Hamilton. Her musicals include: The Anxiety Project (with David Brush; upcoming at Rubber City Theatre Co., Akron, OH), Medusa (with Wes Braver), and The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts (with Giancarlo Rodaz).
DAVID BRUSH (Lyricist/Librettist) has served as dramaturg, writer, director, producer and various other roles in the theatre over the course of his career. David's writing work has been honored by the Chicago Theatre Building, The American Harmony Prize, and cabaret circuits in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and London. David has produced and directed locally as well as in Chicago and New York. In addition, David has directed regional premieres and/or developmental labs of over 40 new and rarely produced musicals as well as lead producer for the New York engagement of Hot Mess In Manhattan (with Greg Shaffert and New York Theatre Barn). David is the librettist/lyricist for several original musicals including Summer Of My German Soldier and The Big Picture (with Jim Farley), The Anxiety Project (Upcoming: Rubber City Theatre and Phoenix Theatre Company) and Amelia (With Rachel Dean). David is a member of The Dramatists Guild and theatre faculty member with Regent University and Sinclair College.