Phoebe Nir, book & lyrics, was received by President Obama at the White House as a 2010 Presidential Scholar of the Arts in Writing. She graduated from Brown University, with a degree in Writing for Performance. Her work in short fiction has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize and exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her work in musical theater has been featured in New York at Joe’s Pub, The Players Theater, and the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
Tomás Doncker, music, cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions; Defunkt; J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz; and many more, as a prime mover on New York’s downtown“No Wave” scene in the early 1980s. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, and Grammy-nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, to name just a few. Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic artists including Ivan Neville (on his solo album “Thanks”); Bonnie Raitt; Meshell Ndegeocello; Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover; former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler; 2013 Grammy award nominee Shamekia Copeland;and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.