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 Going Under (Bravo Academy), Scenes From The Bathhouse, Offline (Talk Is Free Theatre), Toronto Fringe hit Bremen Rock City, and contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Theatre Calgary, 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, received the 2016 Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award by the Playwrights Guild Of Canada, and was showcased at the NAMT Festival of New Musicals. Their show Rumspringa Break! (with librettist Matt Murray) was workshopped at Sheridan College's Canadian Musical Theatre Project, and will premiere at the Next Stage Festival in early 2018.
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 Writers 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