Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair met in the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in 2008 and have been collaborating ever since. Their murder mystery musical comedy MURDER FOR TWO had its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, winning the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Musical, before debuting Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theater. The Off-Broadway production transferred to New World Stages, earning Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk Awards nominations. After two years of touring nationally, productions of the show have begun to pop up all over the world (including Japan, China, South Korea, England, and Argentina). Kellen and Joe have had their work performed at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway at the Theatre World Awards. They're proud members of ASCAP and the recipients of the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers / Lorenz Hart Award. Currently, they’re developing two new original musicals with Second Stage, including DIANE STEALS THE SHOW, a backstage musical farce.