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L to R: Kirsten Childs, Georgia Stitt, Rona Siddiqui
L to R: Kirsten Childs, Georgia Stitt, Rona Siddiqui

Kirsten Childs: I am thrilled to be in the room with two of the people who are involved in this
roundtable, and I’m thrilled to be Skyping with the other person involved in this roundtable. I’m going to take the liberty of introducing you all.

First, Daryl Waters has orchestrated so many of the musicals I love including Shuffle Along, Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk, and the dance orchestrations for Jelly’s Last Jam to name a few because the list goes on and on. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have had Daryl’s brilliant orchestrations for two of my shows.

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Kirsten Childs
Kirsten Childs

wrote The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Obie, Kleban), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Frederick Loewe, Kennedy Prize Finalist, Audelco), Fly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman), Funked Up Fairy TalesMiracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre), Edge of Night (Playwrights Horizons Soundstage podcast series), and Family Portraits: Aunt Lillian (Vineyard Theatre) and the upcoming world premiere adaptation of The Three Musketeers (The Acting Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival).

Rona Siddiqui
Rona Siddiqui

is a NYC-based composer/lyricist. Musicals: Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, One Good Day, Hip Hop Cinderella. Awards: Jonathan Larson Grant, Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award. Music Direction: A Strange Loop.

Georgia Stitt
Georgia Stitt

wrote the scores for the musicals Snow ChildBig Red SunSamantha Spade, Ace DetectiveMosaic; and The Water, and she is currently working on an oratorio called The Circling Universe. She has released four albums of her music, teaches at Princeton, and is the Founder of Maestra. www.georgiastitt.com

Daryl Waters
Daryl Waters

wrote the orchestrations for Shuffle Along, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Memphis (Tony/Drama Desk Awards), A Civil War Christmas, Bring in ‘da Noise/Funk, Street Corner Symphony, and Kirsten Childs’ Bella and Miracle Brothers. He is currently the music supervisor/orchestrator/arranger for The Cher Show.