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Philadelphia: Philadelphia’s “Music (Wo)Man”
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If you’re a Philadelphia composer, lyricist, librettist—or maybe all three—there’s finally a place where you can present your work-in-progress. That place is MusiCoLab, a Salon Series for creators with a song (or two) to sing from shows they are working on and the brainchild of Philadelphia resident, Barbara Bellman. A librettist, lyricist, and playwright herself, Barbara wondered why Philadelphia dramatists couldn’t have the exposure opportunities that seemed so plentiful in the Big Apple.

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Marjorie Bicknell
Marjorie Bicknell

(1949-2023) received the Joseph Jefferson Award and the John Gassner Memorial Playwrighting Award, won the TNTPops! New Play Contest, and was nominated for the Weissberger Prize. She is published by Dramatic Publishing, Heartland Plays, and ARTemis Arts. She is the founder of Playwrights Alliance of PA, Marathon Acts, and was president emeritus of Philadelphia Dramatists Center.