Creative Team


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Kai Cofer (Book and Lyrics) has been involved in theatre for over 42 years. He grew up in the Washington D.C. area acting in numerous musicals, operas and straight plays. He began directing and designing musicals in High School. After graduation, Kai put his skills to use at several local Dinner Theatres and landed a small role in the off Broadway musical “Ziggy”. In 1983, he became the youngest artistic director to head up Adventure Theatre, a prominent children’s theatre, located in Glen Echo, MD. From 1989-1992 Kai attended Indiana University and earned a BA in Theatre. While at IU, Kai’s roommate introduced him to Sammy Cahn. Sammy became his mentor and taught him the art of lyric writing. After graduating from IU, Kai moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career in Film and Television. In his spare time he began writing musicals, straight plays, and film scripts. To date he has written book and lyrics for ten musicals: “The Game of Love”, “The Looking Glass Alice”, “Tess”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Ham and Cheese”, “I, Caligula – An Insanity Musical”, “Devlin”, “Macbeth: an Improv Musical”, “The Invisible Man”, and “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

 

Cody

Cody T. Gillette (Composer, Music Director, Orchestrator) has been active as pianist, music director and composer since the age of 16 in a wide range of theatre including “Cosi Fan Tutte”, “Chicago”,  “Three Penny Opera”, and A.C.T.’s “A Winter’s Tale”. He has accompanied master classes by Blanche Thebom, Renata Scotto, and recently composed an opera based on “The Count of Monte Cristo”, and a musical, “The Princess and the Goblins”, with Kai Cofer, librettist. As music director, pianist and arranger in the Los Angeles area, Cody has music directed and/or performed in many musicals, including: “SchoolHouse Rock” at the Greenway Alliance; “MasterClass” and “Tartuffe” at Theatricum Botanicum, where he also played the acting roles of Manny and Laurent. He also works as arranger and orchestrator for recordings in many musical genres with his production company “Let No Song Go Unsung”, in addition to music videos and additional collaborations with Kai Cofer and Nouvelle Adaptation Productions.