Who We Are
Mason McDowell is an award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. As a composer, he self-produced his mini-musical The Adventures of Inspector Lockshire (Book, Music, and Lyrics), which was presented virtually through the BMI Workshop, and is now available online. He also co-wrote the mini-musical Possumneck with collaborator Julian Bliss, and has worked extensively as a dance composer, most recently for The Missing Piece, a concert at the Lambert Center For the Arts (Dec. 2021). As a songwriter, Mason has composed and self-produced a full-length album Pictures in My Mind (2016), and two EP's, The McDowell Brothers (2011) and Looking Glass (2019), and has performed on many stages in the tri-state area; including Rockwood Music Hall, the Ithaca State Theatre, Two River Theatre, and Syracuse Stage. Mason currently lives in NYC, and is an alumni of NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Book and Lyrics
Abbie Goldberg is a multidisciplinary artist from the mountains of rural Maine. They have an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from New York University and have been published by HowlRound, Autostraddle, Dame, Waif Magazine, Sinister Wisdom, AK Press, and Ben Yehuda Press. She is an alumnus of the Join for Justice Community Organizing Fellowship where she worked for disability rights, and the New Opera and Musical Theater Initiative. Their work has been performed at Lincoln Center, Rattlestick Theater, Rockwood Music Hall, and as part of Adding Our Voices: The Jewish Feminist Songbook and Gender Inclusion Initiative. Abbie also enjoys doing props and sets, most recently for the audience choice award winning musical Stuck at The Chain Theatre, and The Restaurant of Many Names with Multicultural Sonic Evolution. She is also a cofounder of the Jewish drag troupe Turmohel with whom she performs under the name Chava GoodTime. They are passionate about using arts, creativity, joy, and spectacle as forces for social change.