ADA WESTFALL - music director, COMPOSER
Ada Westfall is a writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, and proud transgender woman whose mission is to disrupt, interrogate, and diversify canon, trends, and methodology in the fields of music and theater. She is experienced at taking on many roles, often simultaneously, on a wide variety of productions – large-scale commercial spectacle to research-based experimental performance. Career highlights include: In the Green (Lincoln Center LCT3), Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Public Theater), and Death of a Salesman (BAM). She was also nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award for the original score to A Play on War (Connelly Theater). International festivals include: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Prague Fringe Festival, and Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theater. Guest teaching artist positions include: NYU, NYU Abu Dhabi, and University of the Arts. Associate Artist: Theater Mitu (since 2006) and The Civilians (since 2016). Undergraduate degree: NYU Tisch School of the Arts.