Elliot Fox's work in the non-profit theater spans more than 20 years and includes positions in management, production, and performance. As General Manager of the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, he initiated its recent renovation and worked on productions of Beckett’s Happy Days, directed by Joseph Chaiken, and Irene O’Garden’s Women On Fire starring Judith Ivey, and other productions. As General Manager and Associate Director of Signature Theatre Company in New York for its first nine seasons, he established Signature’s home on West 42nd Street and worked with Romulus Linney, Lee Blessing, Edward Albee, Horton Foote, Adrienne Kennedy, Sam Shepard, Arthur Miller, John Guare, and Maria Irene Fornes to present their seasons of plays. He also served as General Manager of an internet consulting firm and the Chief Operating Officer of a software development company for several years. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and has served on the boards of Primary Stages, Signature Theatre Company, the Foundry Theatre and on panels for New York State Council on the Arts, and our own Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY.
A musical is only as good as its libretto, the piece that marries the plot and character development with musical composition. This 10-week class tackles the techniques of plot structure, story development, and adaptation, as well as how to write for various musical genres such as pop, rock, and musical theater.