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Written by The Kilbanes
Music Directed by Jeff Theiss
Directed by Caitlin Sullivan

Developmental Workshop:  May 6 – 24, 2024

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Eddie’s life is going nowhere: a twenty-something, jobless high school dropout who lives with his mom and suffers from crippling social anxiety. To cope, he retreats into his imagination and envisions himself as the charismatic front man of a glam-rock band, just like his idol, David Bowie. But when Eddie’s mom tells him that her boyfriend is moving in, she threatens the one place in the world where he feels safe. The two plots — Eddie’s actual life as a hermit and his imagined life as a rock star — first unfold in parallel and then merge as Eddie confronts the fact that his life must change.  


The Kilbanes are Kate Kilbane (she/her) and Dan Moses (he/him), a married musical theater writing and performing team and recipients of the 2023 Jonathan Larson Grant. Their rock musical Weightless (WP Theater, ACT, Public Theater’s Under the Radar, Z Space SF) was nominated for a Lucille Lortel award (Best Musical) and a Drama Desk award (Best Music) in 2023. Other works include The Code (ACT), My Antonia (Next Generation Commission, Theater Latté Da in Minneapolis – upcoming),  As You Like It (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Eddie the Marvelous (O’Neill National Music Theater Conference, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor), and The Bridge (Marin Theater – upcoming)


Caitlin Sullivan (she/her) is a director and theater maker based in New York City. Recent work includes The Good John Proctor (Talene Monahon/Bedlam), WORK HARD HAVE FUN MAKE HISTORY (ruth tang/Clubbed Thumb), Nova (Obehi Janice/Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), United States vs Gupta (Deepali Gupta/JACK) and Sanctuary City (Martyna Majok/NYTW). She is currently developing new work with The Bengsons, Adrian Einspanier and Martyna Majok. Before moving to New York, Caitlin co-founded Seattle’s critically acclaimed Satori Group. As Artistic Director, she created and/or directed seven original works. Born and raised in Boston, Caitlin is a graduate of Williams College, and an alum of the Drama League Directors Project and Next Stage Residency, the Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellowship and the New Georges Jam.


Jeff Theiss (he/him) is a music director, coach, and multi-instrumentalist who splits his time between Ithaca, NY and NYC. He was a Music Director for The Band’s Visit on Broadway, which won 10 Tony Awards and a Grammy Award, as well as working on The Book Of Mormon and Lysistrata Jones on Broadway. Jeff was also an NYC audition pianist for such casting directors as Tara Rubin, Stewart/Whitley, and Wojcik & Seay. He is also the Resident Music Director of The Rev Theater Co in Auburn, NY, having done 40+ shows over 15 years. Most recently, he is an Assistant Professor and Music Director of the Theater Department at Ithaca College. BME Baylor University; MM Ithaca College.


STAGE MANAGER | Katrina Herrmann (she/her)
SOUND ENGINEER & MIXING | Barry Funderberg (he/him)

KEYS | Jeff Theiss (he/him)
GUITAR | Josh Pollock (he/him)
BASS | Stephen Howard (he/him)
DRUMS | Tom Benko (he/him)

Dan Johnson (he/him)
Lucy Lewis (she/her)
LaRaisha Dionne (she/they)
Sean Bradley (he/him)
Emma Rosenthal (she/her)

Catherine Miller (they/them) is excited to be working with AMTP again, after having worked on casting for 5&DIME and Expect Victory. They also recently cast the workshop for Shimmer for Northwestern. Currently, Catherine casts for About Face Theatre, Raven Theatre and Theatre Wit. They have also cast productions for Jackalope Theatre, BoHo Theatre, Haven Chicago, Red Tape Theatre, and First Floor Theater among many others. Catherine has also worked as a dramaturg for Actors Theatre of Louisville, Paramount Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, Diversionary Theatre and About Face Theatre. They were a 2021 3Arts Make A Wave recipient and were recently featured in American Theatre Magazine’s Role Call. Catherine was also on NewCity Magazine’s 2020 + 2019 Players: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago and the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 list. Catherine has a BFA in Dramaturgy/Criticism from The Theatre School at DePaul with a minor in Women & Gender Studies.

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