Creative Team

Ben Goldberg (music) is a New York-based composer. A storyteller though music, his compositions often use extra-musical elements to communicate to the listener. His works have been performed by the Central Ohio Symphony, Reno Philharmonic Youth Strings Symphonia, Susanville Symphony, and UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. His composition Reconnecting, scored for drum circle and orchestra, has been featured in Symphony magazine, and at presentations for The League of American Orchestras and Percussive Arts Society national conferences. He was the winner of the 2013 Susanville Symphony Composition Competition, American Composers Category, and selected as the only orchestral Composer Fellow for the 2015 UC Davis Music and Words festival and Composition Workshop. He was one of three composers selected for the Lexington Philharmonic’s 2016 New Music Experiment, where they performed his composition Declaration. Goldberg’s music has been featured internationally in films, television programs, podcasts, video game apps, and advertisements. His four feature-length film scores include Broadway’s Finest which earned him best original score honors at the 2012 Long Island International Film Expo. His music has been broadcasted in over thirty countries and heard on Animal Planet, CBS, FOX, NBC, HBO, The History Channel, Tokyo Broadcasting System, and children’s home videos.

Dana Boll (book and lyrics) is a playwright, choreographer and Dramatist Guild member. Her play with dance, Bella’s Dream had an Equity Showcase production in New York City in 2013. She choreographed Amore Opera’s Rigoletto, Village Light Opera Group’s The Merry Widow, Oklahoma!,The Mikado and Carousel. For New York’s Opening Doors Theatre Company, she choreographed Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Dana was a tap dance soloist with the Garden State Philharmonic. Musical theatre performance credits include Oklahoma! (Laurey), Chicago (June), My Favorite Year, The King and I, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Oliver. She graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she received the Leo Bronstein Award for Excellence in the Arts. Residencies include: LaMaMa Umbria and the Ayatana Artist Research Residency.  As an arts manager, she has worked with ABT II,  Amas Musical Theatre, CalTech, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, and Mark DeGarmo Dance.