Mike Lala is the author of Exit Theater (Colorado Prize for Poetry 2016), Twenty-Four Exits: A Closet Drama (Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art 2016), In the Gun Cabinet (The Atlas Review Chapbook Prize 2016), Infinite Odyssey(Pioneer Works 2017), and Oedipus in the District(Juilliard's OperaComp/National Sawdust, 2018). Poems appear in BOMB, Boston Review, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, and Hauser & Wirth’s Ursula. He's presented work across the U.S. and Canada, at the 92nd Street Y (for Anne Carson's Tenth Muse), The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City. He grew up in the western United States and Tokyo, and lives in New York. He is represented by Jamie Carr of William Morris Endeavor.
Joshua Abraham Getman
Joshua Abraham Getman (b.1993) is a composer, producer, and sound designer based in New York. An alumni of The Juilliard School (BM 16’, MM 18’), he has written multiple large orchestral works, chamber pieces, and projects for the recording studio. In 2018, Josh scored the short filmElephants Purr Like Cats Do, which was screened at the Keylight LA Festival, and the digital-mini series First Lady Problems, currently streaming on Revry. In 2019, Josh began working for the sonic branding agency Man Made Music and is currently a freelance audio editor and composer for them.
is a New York-based director and producer. He was the 2017-18 Opera Directing Fellow at the Juilliard School and holds master’s degrees in directing from Columbia University, La Sorbonne, and the Yerevan State Institute of Theater. He has assisted Stephen Wadsworth, Darren Katz, and Sybille Wilson, and directed Simulacrum
(3LD Art and Technology Center), Broken April
(LenFest Center for the Arts), Hamlet Machine
, and Black Garden
(tours in Russia, Europe, USA). Arthur co-founded Epsidon Theatre Company in 2012 and in 2014, made his Avignon-Off festival debut with A la vie, a la mort
by Simone Rist.
Jesse Brault is a conductor and composer residing in New York. He studied orchestral conducting at the Juilliard School with Maestros Alan Gilbert and James Ross, graduating in 2018. Making his Carnegie Hall debut in 2019, Jesse appeared with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, leading a performance of John Adam’s Chamber Symphony. He has also appeared with the Orlando Philharmonic, accompanying their music director Eric Jacobsen in a performance of Dvorak’s Silent Woods. A composer himself, Jesse is particularly passionate for conducting new compositions; he appeared at National Sawdust in 2018 leading newly-composed opera scenes by Joshua Getman and Sam Wu (including Oedipus in the District), and has conducted the premieres of many of his peers’ compositions.