The Great Cat Massacre

The Great Cat Massacre is a tale about Classism, Sexism, and what happens when rich Parisians choose to believe alternative facts with eager hysteria. Two printing press apprentices convince most of Paris that their beloved cats are possessed by demons, the result is the worst event of feline history.

"AH-MAZING" - Louise, Audience Member 

"The best!" - Kate, Audience Member 

Greg Moss (Co-Author) B.A., Sarah Lawrence College.  M.F.A., Musical Theatre Writing, Tisch School of the Arts.  His work as a writer has been showcased at 54 Below, New York University, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Brick Theater, The Wings Theatre, and many other venues all over New York City.  He is also a performer who was most recently seen as Elmer Eldridge, a role he created, in Wanda and Pietro: Live! at the Peoples Improv Theater.  He improvises monthly with his short-form group, Rufus Khan, at the Players Theatre.  Selected writing credits: Dimanche Dans Le Parc Avec Tulane, opera (libretto, music by Emily Rose Simons), A Hundred Thousand Places, musical (book and lyrics, music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer), Tabletop Cabaret: Hedgepig Races, musical (music and lyrics, book by Lisa Reinke)

Casey O’Neil (Co-Author) is a composer, lyricist, and writer native to the NYC area. He received a BM in Trombone Performance from the Eastman School of Music and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His writing can be found in concert works, films, podcasts, song cycles, operas, comics and musicals, and has been presented at TheatreWorks, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 54 Below, The Buffalo Film Festival, Barrington Stage Company, and Lauren Flanigan’s living room. Selected credits include: The Essentials, a feature film; Soft & Salty Winds, orchestral tone poem (winner of the CCO composition competition); Danny & The Rocket, a new musical (Marella Martin Koch, book & lyrics ); Hank & Elodie’s Magic Book Adventures, a comic series (Joel Golombeck, illustrations); The Bone Keepers, a one act opera (Sophia Chapedjev, libretto); The Elephant in the Room, a song cycle. He is also a two time recipient of the Tisch I.P.A. Staff Grant (The Elephant in the Room, The Great Cat Massacre).         

Marella Martin Koch (Director) is a director, librettist, and playwright. Specializing in new musicals, she has directed readings, concerts, and productions throughout New York and Los Angeles. In addition to The Great Cat Massacre, recent highlights include Hyena in Petticoats, book and lyrics by Lily Dwoskin and music by Austin Nuckols (The Dramatists Guild); Droning On, book and lyrics by Emily Roller and music by Jonathan Fadner (Common Man Musicals at Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance); and The Grinding Woman by Sarah Fiete (The Players Theatre). Her first film, Sonnet 115 for New York Shakespeare Exchange's critically-acclaimed The Sonnet Project, screened at Brazil's CineFuturo Festival. Marella was previously the associate to Academy Award-winning filmmaker Haskell Wexler, as well as the managing editor of SDC Journal, a quarterly publication celebrating the crafts of stage directing and choreography. She earned a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. She is the Director in Residence of Artemis Theatrical and the Founder of The Rally

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