RACHEL DEAN is a composer, pianist, and music director originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Now New York City-based, she serves as a rehearsal pianist for Hamilton and has worked alongside former members of the In the Heights Broadway cast and creative team, teaching and playing at theatre intensive workshops run by Salgado Productions and R.Evolución Latina. Recent premieres of her musicals include The Ballad of Janis Matthews and the Dodo Scouts (AREA Stage Co., October 2015) and the one-act Masque (University of Miami, February 2015), both with book by Giancarlo Rodaz. Musicals currently in development include The Anxiety Project (book and lyrics by David Brush) and Present Perfect (book and lyrics by Nancy Cheser). Rachel is pursuing a master’s degree in Graduate Musical Theatre Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
DAVID BRUSH has served as dramaturg, writer, director, producer, and various other roles in the theatre over the course of his career. David's writing work has been honored by Chicago Theatre Building, The American Harmony Prize, and cabaret circuits in London and NYC. In addition, David has directed the regional premieres and/or developmental labs of Rent, 35MM: A Musical Exhibition, Jacob's Pillow, Once On This Island and over 40 additional productions as well as lead producer for the Off-Broadway run of Hot Mess In Manhattan. David is the librettist/lyricist for Summer of My German Soldier and The Big Picture (w/Jim Farley), A Higher Place (w/ Amy & Steven Leigh), and is currently developing The Anxiety Project , Martian Child , and Amelia (w/Rachel Dean). David is a graduate of Wright State University (B.S.) and Magna Cum Laude with his MA in Theatre from Regent University where he is currently on faculty.