Founder & Director
Marella Martin Koch
Marella Martin Koch is a writer-director from Los Angeles now based in NYC. Her mission is to create healthy collaborative environments that foster connection, innovation, courage, and love. B.A., Theatre and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
M.F.A., Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Randall Eng’s music lies at the intersection of opera, music-theatre, and jazz. His opera Florida premiered in 2018 at UrbanArias in Washington, DC. His other operas include Before the Night Sky, Henry’s Wife, and The Woman in the Green Coat, and his work has been presented at Lyric Opera Cleveland, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, American Opera Projects, Virginia Arts Festival, Center for Contemporary Opera, Opera America. Non-dramatic works: MasterVoices, Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Dogs of Desire, Mirror Visions Ensemble. Education: Harvard, Cambridge, NYU/Tisch’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where he is an Associate Arts Professor and runs the GMTWP Opera Lab.
Tony- and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and recipient of the National Medal of Arts from President Obama, Moisés Kaufman has led Tectonic Theater Project since its founding in 1991. His Broadway directing credits include the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, 33 Variations (which he also wrote) starring Jane Fonda; Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo starring Robin Williams; and Doug Wright’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play I Am My Own Wife with Jefferson Mays. His play The Laramie Project (which he wrote with the Tectonic Theater Project company) is among the most performed plays in the United States.
Vanessa Koch is a designer with ten years of experience expressing brands, designing digital products, and building creative teams. As co-founder of Paladar Studio, she catalyzes stellar creative teams to execute design services for clients of all kinds. Vanessa is a painter and multimedia visual artist at Spoken Color.
Jeffrey LaHoste founded Tectonic Theater Project with Moisés Kaufman. He was nominated for a Best Play Tony Award for 33 Variations and an Emmy Award as a writer of the HBO film adaptation of The Laramie Project. Laramie won the Humanitas Prize, the National Board of Review, and the GLAAD Media Award, and was the opening night selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Jeffrey wrote The Very Extraordinary Mr. Law, which was presented at the Colorado New Play Festival. He teaches Moment Work, Tectonic’s method for devising theater.
Marella Martin Koch
Marella Martin Koch is a director, playwright, and librettist from Los Angeles now based in New York City. Her mission is to create healthy collaborative environments that foster connection, innovation, courage, and love. As a director, she specializes in new work and has directed readings, concerts, and productions throughout Los Angeles and New York, most recently at Dixon Place, Hudson Theatre's Dress Circle Lobby, The Tank, and Two River Theater. Her writing for the stage has been presented at 54 Below, 46th Street Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, The Duplex, The Electric Lodge, NYU/Tisch, National Opera Center, Pocono Mountains Music Festival, Two River Theater, and Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. B.A., Theatre and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley. M.F.A., Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. www.marellamartinkoch.com