Elspeth Collard, she/her, is a British-born composer, orchestrator/arranger, music director, and educator. Theatrical works include: Like The Wind (with Sam Rosenblatt, The Brick Theatre 2021); The Girl With The Rose-Colored Eyes (with Sam Rosenblatt and Amber Delaluz, NYU 2021); A Princess Story (with Sam Rosenblatt, in development); Twenty-Six Percent (with Sam Rosenblatt, available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts); Miroir (with Deniz Demirkurt, NYU 2020); Easier To Die (with Alex Higgin-Houser, NYU 2019); and Don’t Ever Change (with Rebecca Rebis, Edinburgh Fringe and Brickhouse Theatre, Cambridge, 2017).
Short films include Roomies (2021, dir. Maria Mendez), New Year’s Eve (2021, dir. Jenna Beressi and Hally Smith), and Nice To Meet You Again (2020, dir. Leah Curney). Her songs and orchestrations have been featured at cabaret venues including Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Green Room 42, Dixon Place, The Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama; and on various online streaming platforms, including YouTube web series Is This Art Now?, and musical theatre podcast The Latest Draft, for which she was also a founder and programming manager.
Elspeth has also worked as a percussionist and music director on a number of concerts and productions based in Cambridge, Edinburgh, and New York, including the original Edinburgh Fringe run of Six. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch (MFA, Musical Theatre Writing) and Newnham College, University of Cambridge (BA, Music), and a proud member of Maestra and of the Dramatists Guild.
Sam Rosenblatt, she/her, is a queer, Jewish-Asian-American theatre artist based in New York. She holds a BS from NYU Steinhardt in Educational Theatre and an MFA from NYU Tisch in Musical Theatre Writing.
Full length pieces include: Like the Wind (Book & Lyrics), A Princess Story (Book & Lyrics), Night Witches (Co-Book & Lyrics), Mother of FYRE (Book & Lyrics), ROSE (Book & Lyrics), and FOUND: A New Musical (Book & Lyrics). Short form pieces include Twenty-Six Percent (Book & Lyrics), Behind the Front Door (Book & Lyrics), The People We're Meant to Be (Book & Lyrics), and The Rise and Fall of Otis (Book & Lyrics). Albums include Collisions: A Concept Album, Little Love Notes from Collard & Rosenblatt, Biela (Single), Tongue-Tied (Single), and The Letter I'll Never Send (Single).
Sam’s work has also been heard at various cabaret venues, such as Feinstein’s/54 Below (Quarter Note Crisis, For a Million Miles, Collisions: The Launch), Green Room 42 (Unauthorized: Witching Hour!), Dixon Place, the Duplex, and Don’t Tell Mama. She and collaborator Elspeth Collard were also a part of the inaugural New Musicals Lab at the Ferguson Center for the Arts, as well as Shotgun Players’ 3030 Vision Project. The duo were also included in The Lotte Lenya Songbook Vol. 2, as well as York Theatre’s In the Pipeline Series and the Emerging Artists Theatre Festival in NYC.
In addition to writing, Sam enjoys directing, choreographing, stage-managing, prop design, graphic design, and making sock puppets. Select credits include: James and the Giant Peach (Director/Choreographer), H2$ (PSM/Props), Charlotte Lucas is 27 and Not Dead (PSM), and My Pet Dragon (PSM). Sam is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and Maestra.