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RICHARD ISEN - RESUME

Music Theater
  • SALFORD ROAD-A Musical Photograph - Conceived and directed by Stefan Rudnicki, Text by Gareth Owen, Musical Arrangements by Chris DeBlasio
    • Washington Square Church - NY City
    • Edinburgh Theatre Festival - FRINGE FIRST AWARD for Outstanding Achievement
    • Theater For The Open Eye - NY City
    • Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park - directed by David Petrarca
    • Woodstock Playhouse, IL - directed by David Petrarca

  • NIGHT CITY DIARIES by Richard Isen based on the writings of Arthur Rimbaud
    • Edinburgh Theatre Festival - directed by Stefan Rudnicki
    • Playwright's Horizons Writer's Cabaret - Westbank Cafe NY City
  • NAKED CITY: A Musical Evening of Poetry For City Dwellers Everywhere - conceived and composed by Richard Isen.  Songs with text from poems by Bertolt Brecht, Gregory Corso, Erica Jong, Frank O'Hara, Ogden Nash and others
    • CW Post Long Island Univeristy with Stephen Bonnell, Susan Cella, Chris DeBlasio, Richard Isen, Eve Martinez & Sharon Scruggs
  • DEAR SOMEONE - a ten minute musical with libretto by Jack Eric Williams
    • Commissioned by The New York Shakespeare Festival - private recording featuring Chris DeBlasio and Lisa Vroman with Stephen Bonnell, Eve Martinez and Sharon Scruggs
  • MY FATHER'S SON - a speculative musical based on incidents from the life of Arthur Conan Doyle with book & lyrics by Enid Futterman

  • SPRING AWAKENING - based on the play by Frank Wedekind with lyrics by Joel Beard, book by Joel Beard & David Petrarca
    • Workshops Produced by The Chelsea Theater Center in NY City under a National Endowment for the Arts Opera/Music Theatre Grant; directed by David Petrarca with Diane Fratantoni, Michael Brian, Jeffery Hassler, Barbara Tirrell
  • A FINE & PRIVATE PLACE - based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle with book & lyrics by Erik Haagensen, directed by Robert Kalfin
  • THE BLUEBIRD - a Christmas musical based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck with book & lyrics by Joel Beard.
    • Commissioned by The Sun Valley Repertory Theater, Sun Valley, ID
      scored for midi orchestra
Incidental Music For Theater

  • A DOLL'S HOUSE - Rochester Summer Theater, score for piano
  • IN THE JUNGLE OF THE CITIES by Bertolt Brecht - Rochester Summer Theater, songs and incidental music
  • MARGARET BORN by Gareth Owen - Theater For The Open Eye, NY City, music for solo violin
  • WHORL, a theatre piece by Lee Nagrin - St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery, NY City
  • STARCOCK, An Image Drama Performed With Paintings & Music - Mabou Mines, NY City directed by Frederick Neumann
  • BONE ORCHARD, a theatre piece by Lee Nagrin - Lee Nagrin Studio, NY City
  • BAAL by Bertolt Brecht - CW Post Long Island University with Marcus Olson; songs and incidental music
  • THE WAKE OF JAMEY FOSTER by Beth Henley - Woodstock Playhouse, IL
  • THE PASSION OF DRACULA directed by Hal Ryder- Sun Valley Repertory Theater, midi orchestra music
  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Sun Valley Repertory Theater, midi orchestra music
VIDEO & FILM

  • THE SCARE INSIDE THEM - documentary WGBH-TV
  • DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON Series on Health - documentary WCVB-TV, nominated for Emmy Award Best Original Score
  • SKYFISH a video by Doris Chase with Lee Nagrin & Andrea Goodman - WNYC-TV
  • WELCOME TO ASHTOWN - interactive CD ROM program for INFOUSE, Berkeley, CA

 

AWARDS & GRANTS, DEGREES

  • New York State Council For The Arts CAPS Grant for Cascade for flute and piano
  • Several Meet The Composer Grants
  • Kurt Weill Foundation Fellowship - New York University
  • BA in Music, Hampshire College
  • MFA in Music Theater, Tisch School Of The Arts, New York Univeristy

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • LET IT FALL - commerically available CD recording
  • Experienced cocktail lounge performer and singer
  • Experienced recording producer for many private recordings by various artists
  • HAPPY END by Brecht & Weill - CW Post Long Island University, musical director
  • THE FANTASTIKS - Sun Valley Repertory, midi orchestra and musical director
  • Web Application Developer for Oasis Manufacturing and the City of San Francisco

   

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