Composer, Book Writer, and
Nicolette Blount is a singer, actress, songwriter, writer, and vocal coach who is currently working on the new musical Savage, based on the true story of her great grandmother, Wanda Savage. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been singing since she could speak, and has been performing and writing since she was in elementary school. She sang at Carnegie Hall, performed in two operas, Tosca and Turnadot with the Palm Springs and Riverside Civic Operas, and has performed on T.V. and radio. While living in Hawaii, Nicolette wrote and recorded her first album called Conversations and sang/danced hula, and toured with the Kanikapila Singers. Nicolette started a nonprofit through which she organized and produced an annual festival of local visual and performing artists. She enjoys fashion illustration in her spare time and has been a costume designer for select musicals. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her family were she continues to write music, lyrics and the book for Savage the musical and preforms in local theatre and band
Lindel Hart is a writer and performer whose work has led him to stages in the U.S. and in Europe in traditional and experimental theatre. His work with New York performance artists include Ping Chong’s The Angels of Swedenborg (Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA) and Penny Arcade’s Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! (New York City and tours to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, London, Ireland, and the Vienna Festival). In 2013 Lindel was commissioned to write a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in which he also portrayed the Creature. Its initial 9-show run in an abandoned bank building in downtown Greenfield, MA, (2014) sold out before the show opened, and Frankenstein was subsequently performed at the Springfield (MA) Museums, The Academy of Music (Northampton, MA) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has written poetry, plays, screenplays, fiction and memoir, as well as articles for print publications, and served as the on-air film critic for WQED-FM (Pittsburgh, PA) for three years. Lindel is a staple in plays and musicals in Western Massachusetts and appeared twice on the Real Housewives of New York City. He teaches yoga at Deerfield Academy.
Composer, Arranger, Lyricist
John Wayno has spent the last decade flying at high altitudes as the keyboardist of New England based roots-rock outfit, Barefoot Truth. The band’s most recent release, “Carry Us On”, debuted at #10 on Itunes Rock charts. Once the band took a hiatus from live shows, Wayno moved to Los Angeles to pursue audio production. While in LA, he and band mate Jay Driscoll co-founded HIIT interval music company, “Tabata Songs.” Amidst writing dozens of fitness music tracks to keep people energized and engaged while working to a timer, the company quickly accrued internet traction gaining over thousands of youtube and facebook views and follows. John is a private music teacher and continues to produce for select artists, Tabata Songs, and cowrites and produces for Savage. In addition, he tours with JUMP Dance Convention teaching and providing Iive music for classes with world renown contemporary dance teacher, Teddy Forance. When he’s not practicing his high jump over the keyboard, he is steadily working towards his own work in hopes to release his second self titled EP this year!
Director and Dramaturge
Rachel Klein (Director) is a NYC based director, whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre/starring Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (adapted from Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission); A Midsummer Night's Dream; Circus of Circus (The House of Yes.) Selected Regional and Workshops: Hairspray (Jenny Wiley Amphitheater); Snow (Playwrights Horizons); Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (Lucille Lortel Theatre); 54 The Musical (Axelrod Entertainment); Helen (A musical adapted from the Euripides play); Where Angels Fear to Tread (THML Theatre Co.) Ms. Klein directed the roast of Michael Musto which raised money for the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon.
Christopher is one of the producers of Savage. Christopher is a big supporter of musical theatre and the arts. He is a patron of local theatre in Massachusetts. In addition to being Nicolette's husband, he helps to support and encourage his kids in the arts and recognizes the importance of the arts in schools. He is excited to see Savage on the big stage in NYC someday.
The team from Savage has been consulting with David Treatman. David is a young, producer based in NYC and Philly who has worked on numerous shows including the Tony award wining Angels in America. With his first Off-Broadway credit at 19 years and his first Broadway syndication at 20, Treatman is quickly making a name for himself as one of the youngest producers in the scene.David is committed to developing and investing in new and unique theater. He structures shows and investments in such a way that smaller investors can access the dream of professional theater. As an Associate Producer at AF Creative Media, David aided in the development of new and innovative pieces for a modern landscape. With AF he participated in Angels in America, Summer, Moulin Rouge, Hundred Days, and more. As one half of Koolik and Treatman Theatricals, David invests in both artistically important works and commercially oriented ventures including Puffs the Play, and was part of the production team behind the Tony Award-winning revival of Angels in America. On his own, David is currently developing over 10 early stage Broadway-bound projects and has three productions slated to open in the next year.