Colleen Dauncey (Music) and Akiva Romer-Segal (Lyrics) are a contemporary musical theatre songwriting team based in Toronto, Canada. They have written the scores to The Subway Songs, Scenes From The Bathhouse (Talk Is Free Theatre), the 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, which premiered at the Segal Centre in Montreal and received the 2016 Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award by the Playwrights Guild Of Canada. Their show Rumspringa Break! (with librettist Matt Murray) was recently workshopped at Sheridan College's Canadian Musical Theatre Project. Colleen & Akiva are currently Writers-in-Residence at Talk Is Free Theatre where they are developing Offline, a collective creation musical debuting in Spring 2017.
Colleen & Akiva’s songs have been performed internationally by cabaret performers, recording artists, and Broadway stars, including being featured twice in New York’s Cutting-Edge Composers series. They were selected as participants in the 2011 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in Chicago, the Cutting-Edge Composer series in New York, the Canadian Musical Theatre Writer Collective, Acting Up Stage’s Noteworthy program for songwriters and librettists, and Theatre 20’s Composium initiative.They are grateful for the generous support from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Records (FACTOR), the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council For the Arts.
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