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Erato A. Kremmyda

Erato A. Kremmyda

COMPOSER

Erato A. Kremmyda is a New York City based composer. Born and raised in Athens (Greece), she explores collaborations from all over the world and loves the challenge of every new project. A Fulbright scholar, awarded for her music both in the United States and in Greece, she is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts (MFA), Steinhardt NYU (MM), the University of Athens and Athens Conservatory. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, ASCAP and Bastard Playground at the Drama League among a lot of other things, she really doesn't like long bios and would love it if you contacted her personally here.

Summer 2015:

  • In residency at the Orchard Project for “Marie In Tomorrowland”, with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton
  • In residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm for “Marie In Tomorrowland”, with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton
  • “World Wide Lab: A Directors’ Feast” in Syros’ Apollo Theater: resident composer and sound designer

Spring 2015:

  • “The Way We Live” by the Civilians at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: contributing a new song with lyrics by Maggie Kate Coleman, performed by Cindy Cheung

Winter 2015:

  • “Artaud/Van Gogh, avec un pistolet” by Ioli Andreadi at Semion Theatre, Athens: original music and sound design

Fall 2014:

  • The Civilians R and D Lab presentation: “Marie In Tomorrowland” in development with Maggie Kate Coleman and Sam Pinkleton
  • “Young Lear” at Teatro Duo, Rome – directed by Ioli Andreadi and Annie Levy: original music and sound design

Summer 2014:

  • Recipient of the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust
  • “Hôtel Méditerrannée” at The Wild Project / Between The Seas Festival, NYC. (Charles Mee’s “Matisse’s Self Portrait” adaptation by Nadia Foskolou): original music and sound design

Spring 2014:

  • “WAM Entertainment K-Pop”: Ars Nova / Woodshed Collective / Ma-Yi supported workshop (NYC), directed by Teddy Bergman: original songs with lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman
  • “The Salt Makers” by Amina Henry at HERE Arts Center – workshop directed by Benjamin Haber Kamine: original music and sound design
  • “The Salt Makers” by Amina Henry at Dixon Place – workshop directed by Benjamin Haber Kamine: original music and sound design
  • “Let Me Ascertain You” series at Joe’s Pub by the Civilians: original song with lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, performed by Adam Cochran
  • “The Dot” at Scrow Theatre (Athens), is closing after a two year run! Directed by Dimitris Bogdanos. Original music and sound design (Theatre for Young Audiences)

Theatre (* denotes currently in development)

* Marie in Tomorrowland The Civilians R and D Lab, NYC // 2015 created in collaboration with
Maggie-Kate Coleman & Sam Pinkleton
The Way They Live The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC // 2015 The Civilians, dir. Mia Rovegno
Artaud/ Van Gogh, avec un pistolet Semion Theatre, Athens // 2015 dir. Ioli Andreadi
Hotel Mediterrannée
by Charles Mee
(“Matisse’s Self Portrait”: adaptation)
The Wild Project/Between The Seas Festival
NYC // 2014
dir. Nadia Foskolou
*WAM Entertainment K-Pop Ars Nova/Woodshed Collective/Ma-Yi
(workshop), NYC // 2014
dir. Teddy Bergman
*The Salt Makers
by Amina Henry
Here Arts Center, NYC // 2014
The Dixon Place, NYC // 2014
dir. Benjamin Haber Kamine
Young Lear Teatro Duo, Rome [World Wide Lab] // 2014 dir. Ioli Andreadi & Annie Levy
The Dot Scrow Theatre, Athens // 2013-14
Bios Theatre, Athens // 2012-13
dir. Dimitris Bogdanos
Story of an Hour Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2013 dir. Laura Tesman, Orly Noa Rabinyan
Wedding
by Bertold Brecht
Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2013 dir. Orly Noa Rabinyan & Evan Tsitsias
Agamemnon Irondale, Brooklyn [World Wide Lab] // 2012-13 dir. Ioli Andreadi & Jay Stern
Let Me Ascertain You Joe’s Pub, NYC [Cabaret Series] // 2013-14 The Civilians, dir. Steve Cosson
Field Trip: A Climate Cabaret Marfa Dialogues, NYC // 2012-13 Superhero Clubhouse, dir. Jeremy Pickard
Kassia K.E.T, Athens // 2013 dir. Ioli Andreadi
We Are Theatre The Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC (concert) // 2012 The Guerilla Girls
A Document in Madness —
A Tale of Hamlet
Theatre Han, NYC // 2012 dir. Mason Beggs
Vanya Paisley in Blue, 2 Great Jones (site specific)
NYC // 2011
dir. Onur Karaoglu
*Little Boat, a children’s opera Tisch Black Box, NYC // 2011 [Randall Eng’s Opera Lab]
Choral Odes New York Musical Theatre Festival, (workshop)
NYC // 2010
dir. Ioli Andreadi
The Revolution trilogy Columbia Stages/Shapiro Theatre, NYC // 2009 dir. Onur Karaoglu
Wagon Wheel
book/lyrics : Robin Sandusky
Loewe Foundation “First Look” // 2009
Planet Connections Festivity, NYC // 2009
dir. Rob Heller
Rainsong
book/lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Tisch School of Arts // 2008 dir. Kara-Lynn Vaenni
From a Childhood
book/lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Montclair State University // 2009
Tisch School of Arts // 2007
dir. Scott Davenport Richards
dir. Susanna Gellert
Playtime
book/ lyrics: Sean Keogh
The Laurie Beechman Theatre // 2007 dir. Ryan Makenian

Awards / Residencies / Affiliations

Fulbright Scholarship 2006
The Orchard Project residency 2015
SPACE on Ryder Farm residency 2015
Anna Sosenko Assist Trust 2014
Columbia University: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2012
Yale School of Drama: Guest Music Theatre Composer 2009
The Civilians R and D Group 2013-14
World Wide Lab: Resident Composer and Sound Designer 2012 to present
BASTARD PLAYGROUND at the Drama League: Resident Composer 2013 to present
Composer in Residency: CAP 21 Co-op 2010-12
ASCAP/Columbia Workshop: Film Scoring Fellow 2013
Frederick Lowe Foundation Award: FIRST LOOK Reading Series, Tisch 2009
Dean’s Scholarship – Tisch School of the Arts 2006-8
“Voice Lifting” National Composition Prize – Orchestra of Colors and Athens Cultural Olympiad 2004
The Dramatists Guild: member 2008 to present
ASCAP: member 2010 to present

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Tisch School of Arts at New York University (Music Theatre Writing)
Master of Music, Steinhardt School at New York University (Film Scoring)
Tisch School of Arts : Opera Lab with Randall Eng
Athens University (with Distinction)
Athens Conservatory (with Distinction)
references and PDF available upon request
{current to June 2015}

Gallery

Photos by Tom Henning Wedding
Photos by Christoforos Doulgeris The Dot
Photos by Scott Fetterman Hotel Méditerranée
Photos by Onur Karaoglu Vanya
Photos by Tom Henning Agamemnon
Photos by Panos Michail Artaud/Van Gogh
Photos by Aaron Epstein Wagon Wheel
Photos by Tom Henning Story of an Hour
Photos by Marina McClure Field Trip
Photos by Onur Karaoglu Revolution Trilogy
Photos by Dimitris Alexakis Kassia

Marie in Tomorrowland

Soundcloud Link

demo recording

Lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Music: Erato A. Kremmyda
created by Maggie-Kate Coleman, Erato A. Kremmyda, Sam Pinkleton

Singing:

child Marie and

Cyrilla Baer (Marie), Courtney Bassett (Marie), Amber Renae Gray (Marie), Alyse Alan Louis (Marie), Molly Pope (Marie), Mia Kang (Marie), Angel Lin (Marie), Angela Sclafani (Marie)

Apocalypse song: solo by Molly Pope
The Ballad of Vladimir Putin and Alexander Litvinenko: solo by Amber Renae Gray

sound engineer: Amy Burgess (and Erato A. Kremmyda)

Hotel Méditerranée

Soundcloud Link

Directed by Nadia Foskolou (Between The Seas Festival 2014)
Adaptation of Charles Mee’s “Matisse’s Self Portrait”
Lyrics: Maggie-Kate Coleman
Singing: Nathan Wright

vanya

Soundcloud Link

Directed by Onur Karaoglu (2 Great Jones, site specific. New York, 2011)

Kassia

Soundcloud Link

Directed by Ioli Andreadi (KET, Athens 2013)

Wagon Wheel

Soundcloud Link

Book and lyrics by Robin Sandusky, music by Erato A. Kremmyda
Directed by Robert Heller
(New York, Planet Connections Festivity, 2008)

Field Trip

Soundcloud Link

demo recording
Music: Erato A. Kremmyda, Lyrics: Maggie Kate Coleman
Directed by: Jeremy Pickard (Theater for Young Audiences)

Irish Rover performed by Chrissy Perotta

Revolution Trilogy

Youtube Link

Directed by Onur Karaoglu (New York, Columbia Stages, 2009)
music improvised live and performed by Erato A. Kremmyda

[devised play based on “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” (Brecht), “The Garden” (Genet) and “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant” (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)]

rainsong

Youtube Link

*mix of three excerpts
Book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, music by Erato A. Kremmyda
(in development, with director Robert Heller — CAP 21 writers residency)

From A Childhood

Youtube Link

demo recording

“My Room” (Mother, Room), a duet from “From A Childhood”
Book and lyrics by Maggie-Kate Coleman, Music by Erato A. Kremmyda
Directed by Scott Davenport Richards
(Montclair University — 2009)