Charlie Gilbert is a composer, writer and educator who has taught, written, composed, directed, conducted and played for musicals in Philadelphia since the 1980’s. A Professor Emeritus at the University of the Arts, Charlie started the musical theater program there in 1990 and trained hundreds of young artists, many of whom are now lighting up stages in Philly, on Broadway and beyond! (“Emeritus” means he’s retired from full-time teaching to start his next career as a full-time ruckus-maker.)
Barbara Bellman is a playwright, author, librettist and songwriter who divides her time between Philadelphia and New York City. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing (Stonybrook University), and an MFA from the Tisch/Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and is a member of the BMI Librettists Workshop. Her musical, BORDELLO, is currently in development.
Seth Rozin is a lyricist, librettist, playwright, director and producer who is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of InterAct Theatre Company and has twice served as President of National New Play Network. His musical A Passing Wind premiered at the Kimmel Center’s inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in 2011.
Michael Bihovsky is an internationally award-winning musical theater and film composer, writer, performer, director, teacher, and chronic illness advocate. He is best known for his viral Les Mis food allergy parody “One Grain More,” and his music video “Paperweight” written about the COVID-19 pandemic through the lenses of romance and disability.
Katie Horner is a Philadelphia-grown, NYC-based actor, singer, dancer, playwright, composer, accompanist, and instrumentalist.
Marjorie Bicknell was one of the founders of MusiCoLab and served as secretary of its board until her death in the fall of 2023. Marj was a playwright, director, actor and singer. She was the Dramatists Guild of America's Regional Rep for Philadelphia, President Emeritus of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and founder of the Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania. She served the artists of MusiCoLab with endless resourcefulness and good cheer and was beloved by many in the Philly theater community!