LONE STAR Theatre Co.

LONE STAR Theatre is theatre for New Yorkers. Created by Texans.

Lone Star Theatre Co - New Logo Lone Star Theatre is dedicated to creating innovative and fresh pieces of theatre for New Yorkers brought to you by Texans. Whether a play is by a Texas playwright, or features Texas talent and ingenuity, Lone Star Theatre aims to bring you entertaining theatrical events that will whisk you away from city life.

Lone Star Theatre is in its 5th season, and we want to keep you involved. Be sure to make it out to our Texas Reads series of exciting new play readings, any of our happy hours at Texan hangouts around the city, and our January concert featuring the music of Karl Hedrick, Mariela Flor Olivo, Jackson Perrin, and Charles Barksdale.

David Davila

Artistic Director

IMG_4654David Davila is a South Texas playwright, composer, director, performer and chile con queso enthusiast. His full length plays include ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, ABUELAS OR THE POVERTY CYCLE, MEN OF GOD, ADAN Y JULIO, AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS, CREDO, and RECUERDOS OF MY LIFE.

As a composer Davila has written over a hundred songs. In 2012 he completed a massive song-writing project called #52 Songs where he wrote one song a week for an entire year and blogged about the journey which led to four sold-out concerts at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Triad, the Underground, and The West End Lounge.

His latest musical MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY with Noemi de la Puente debuted at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival as an official Next Link Selection after winning the 2014 Developmental Reading Series. The extended, sold-out run was nominated for Best Musical, and won several awards including the Social Relevance and Impact award. Davila and de la Puente’s song “Contender” also won a Mikey Award for the most likely to become an audition standard. The show has been further developed at Princeton University.

Other musicals include PYRAMID with Ed Levy (Lincoln Center “Across a Crowded Room” series 2015), VOX POP with Noemi de la Puente (Developmental 4×15 workshop at Musical Theatre Factory 2015 and a concert presentation at 54 Below in 2014),  FUCKING BEAUTIFUL with composer Sean Havrilla, NASH POTATOES & DAVEY with Steph Nash (West End Lounge, Hourglass Tavern), CORNER GIRL: THE MUSICAL with Tara Fike (Concert version presented at the Josephine Theatre), and OCCUPY: THE MUSICAL with nine other collaborators (Developmental Reading at Primary Stages 2013). His song cycle TALES FROM HIGHWAY 281 was presented at Intar Theatre’s Roots & New Music festival in November 2012.

He has performed leading roles in theaters all over Texas and New York City and currently performs with Essential Voices USA and the NY Pops at Carnegie Hall. He is the founder of Lone Star Theatre Co, dedicated to promoting the theatrical talents of Texans living in NYC, and managing editor of crazytownblog.com, the voice of Bohemia. He studied opera theatre at the University of North Texas, arts administration at the University of Texas San Antonio, playwriting at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts, and comedy at Second City Chicago. He is a proud member of the Musical Theatre Factory, ASCAP, and a 2012 Rockwell Scholar. Follow him @davidodavila on Twitter and Instagram.

www.daviddavila.net

Emily Comisar

Managing Director

DSC_0139Emily is a proud Texan, a Northwestern Wildcat, and a cooking enthusiast with thirteen years of experience in theatrical writing and production.  She is currently an MFA candidate in the Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Management & Producing program.

Emily’s short plays have appeared as part of reading series produced by Lone Star Theatre Co. and aWe Creative Group, and she is one of the writers, directors, and producers of “Group: The Webseries,” the inaugural web series by SeaDog Productions. Her full length work includes Switzerland (Lone Star Theatre Co.), The Last Hurrah (Northwestern University), Track Twelve (FringeNYC), The Lost GirlsUndrown’d: Seeking Asylum with Benita de Wit (Columbia Stages)and Moonlighting (Lone Star Theatre Co.) Her management and producing credits include: CosplayBefore & After, Vestige, The View Upstairs, and Hamletmachine.

When she’s not writing or producing plays, you’ll find her editing the blog for New York Burger Club, and eating burgers (of course).

Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Performance Studies from the Northwestern University School of Communications, with specialties in critical studies, adaptation of narrative for the stage, and multimedia performance.  She also holds a Master of Arts in Italian Language and Media from Middlebury College.

WWW.EMILYCOMISAR.COM

Benjamin Wright

Marketing Director

386038_10101262767889900_360987131_nBenjamin Wright is an accomplished Theatrical Marketing guru, writer and producer with a drive to understand how creative ideas make their way from sticky note to stock quote.

Benjamin Wright is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. He holds an M.A. in Advertising from The University of Texas specializing in art direction, copy writing, and account planning. As a producer, Benjamin self-produced Lonestar Texas: A Popcorn Throwing Rock Country Musical with The Vestige Group in Austin. He coordinated all of the marketing and branding efforts including overseeing the development of a website, social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter, obtaining sponsorships, creating a merchandising and ticketing strategy, acquiring funding and popping popcorn which led to a 20% profit and the company’s largest grossing show by a factor of 4. Benjamin was a founding member of The Unacceptable Theater Company where he wrote scenes, performed, and acquired funding for the production of an original show titled No Doi: A Musical Tribute To Generation Why?

As an Asst. Account Manager at Sibley Peteet Design, a branding and design firm, he managed brand accounts for AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), and created web marketing strategies for Forte Foundation, a non-profit women’s networking organization. As the Account Manager at GoGo Creative, he developed strategies for municipal branding projects for Eagle County, Colorado, and Taylor, Texas. Benjamin has expertise in developing and implementing interviews, surveys and copy writing. More recently he developed web marketing strategies, websites, and social media campaigns for Off-Broadway theater shows.

He is the creator of www.creativethinghappenermaker.com.

 

Elizabeth Bond

Designer

IMG_0717Elizabeth Bond is a fabulous media and marketing designer from Sugarland, Texas. Aside from theatre she also enjoys guacamole, karaoke, and playing the fiddle.