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Knock KnockMusic by Dylan MarcAurele
00:00 / 03:30

Music by Dylan MarcAurele.

Vocals: Katie Emerson, Nakiya Peterkin, Patrice Bell, Kim Onah, Sam Balzac

The Setup: Matt and Nick are drivers for Fedex. It is Nick's first day. Matt is teaching him the ropes.

Originally conceived as a writing assignment in the BMI Workshop, "Knock Knock" is a certified crowd pleaser and was twice featured in the BMI Industry Showcase. 

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What You SeeMusic by André McRae
00:00 / 02:18

Music by André McRae

Vocals by Kaiyla Gross

 

The Setup: Alone in her jail cell and separated from her twin, 19 year old June Gibbons contemplates the unfairness of her fate.

Originally conceived as a ten minute musical, this thrilling story of the notorious "silent twins" later became Jenny & June.

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Music by Matthew AC Cohen.

We wrote "Coojele" during our O'Neill residency and a day later they provided us with a choir full of NTI students to bring this song to life. Jason Weisinger taught the song then jumped on keys, Matt Cohen got on the djembe, Patrice Bell and Nakiya Peterkin stepped up like pros and I just watched the whole thing lol. This was our first and only take. Hands down my favorite memory of our time there.  Coojele is a real word I discovered in my Fora research. It means "where have you been this long time?"

There's a war in your heart

you don't know who you are

and it tears you apart

dare to speak and understand

that the answers you seek

are found in the land

For centuries we waited

feeling a void

as the boats took our people

and our hope was destroyed

so we sounded the drums

hoping you'd hear our call

COOJELE!

And we'd finally be together

one and all

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