Colleen Dauncey (Music) and Akiva Romer-Segal (Lyrics) are a contemporary musical theatre songwriting team based in Toronto, Canada. Together they wrote the scores to The Subway Songs, Scenes From The Bathhouse (Talk Is Free Theatre), and Toronto Fringe hit Bremen Rock City (with librettist Sara Farb), and contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild, three Calgary Critics Awards including “Best Production of a Musical"). They also wrote the score to Prom Queen: The Musical, a movie adaptation which has recently been workshopped by the Segal Centre, Theatre Aquarius and the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan College. Prom Queen: The Musical will have its world premiere in Fall 2016 at the Segal Centre in Montreal. Colleen & Akiva are currently Writers-in-Residence at Talk Is Free Theatre where they are developing Offline, a collective creation musical which will debut in Barrie, Ontario in Spring 2017.
Colleen & Akiva's songs have been performed internationally by cabaret performers, recording artists, and Broadway stars, and they also penned the lyrics to two songs included on KATYA's self-titled debut album (Marquis Classics). They were selected as participants in the 2011 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in Chicago, the Cutting-Edge Composers series in New York, the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective, Acting Up Stage’s Noteworthy program for songwriters and librettists, and Theatre 20’s Composium initiative. They are two-time grant recipients from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Records (FACTOR) and several grants from the Ontario Arts Council.
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