In the lounge Outlaw Kate Mulley, Andy Peterson & Benita de Wit
About This Show
A complicated hero, Ned Kelly’s story is one of circumstance and necessity. Born to an Irish convict and an Irish immigrant, Ned Kelly was a young man of extreme intelligence and fierce convictions. Raised to question authority, he quickly made enemies and drew admirers. Stubborn, quick-witted and long-winded, Kelly stood up to the injustice of the Victorian police and became an outlaw. This new musical explores the lengths to which Kelly went to fight inequality and injustice and the lives of the family he left behind.
about the artists
Kate Mulley is a playwright, librettist/lyricist, producer, dramaturg and founding member of Vox Theater. Her plays have been developed and performed at theaters including Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Dixon Place, the Flea, Theatre503 and the Soho Theatre. Kate has been a Playwriting Fellow at Shanghai Theatre Academy, a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference and a finalist for the Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Theater and History, received an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, London, and an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University.
Andy Peterson is a New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator who has worked around the world. Born and raised in Australia, Andy began his training in music at the late age of 15, taking quickly to the piano and composition. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. His theatre credits include: Atomic (Theatre Row), Stalker: The Musical (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), More Than All The World (Theatre For The New City), Baby Fat (La Mama). REGIONAL: Thrill Me, 35MM, Next Thing You Know. ASIA: Sinbad: The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate. AUSTRALIA: Bare, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast. FILM: Happy Yummy Chicken http://andypetersonmusic.com.au
Benita de Wit is a Columbia University MFA Directing graduate with a background in new and immersive work. Directing credits include Hereafter Institute (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature (New York Public Library), Undrown’d Seeking Asylum (Connelly Theatre), Perspectives from the Nepal Earthquake (Schapiro Theatre), The Drowned World (SITI Studios), Stalker: The Musical (New York International Fringe), The Three Sisters (Columbia University), Private Lives (Columbia University) and The Bacchae (Miller Theatre). Assistant Directing credits include The Moors (Playwright’s Realm, dir. Mike Donahue), Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company, dir. Tyne Rafaeli) and the African Tour of Antigone in the World (dir. Gregory Mosher). Benita was a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 2016-2017 Observership class.