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Marian Partee


Marian Partee has received over 25 productions of her plays and musicals around the country. Venues include: Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham, AL), Actor’s Co-op (Hollywood), City Lights Theater Company (San Jose), Theatre Building Chicago, The Great American Melodrama (Oceano, CA), Northwestern University, University of California Irvine, California Institute of the Arts, and La Cañada Presbyterian Church. She earned her BS from Northwestern University (summa cum laude) where she studied Theatre and Creative Writing for the Media, and her MFA in Acting from Cal Arts. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, New Musicals, Inc, and the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative. Her work often features strong female characters from history and scripture.

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Patrick Burns


Patrick Burns is an actor, playwright, and composer who has performed off-Broadway, regionally and in national tours. He is the creator and star of the original one-man-musical From Foster Care to Fabulous which has won philanthropy awards in New York and the Bay Area and played to enthusiastic audiences across the United States. In addition to writing the music for Madwomen, he has composed music for productions of Midsummer Night's Dream, Passion Play, Medea, and The Penguin Tango. He was recently awarded a Lincoln City Fellowship from the Speranza foundation to develop the new musical Life Sentence.

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Patricia Zehentmayr


Patricia Zehentmayr has collaborated as lyricist and/or composer with writers in genres many and varied, from Rosie Flores, Queen of Rockabilly, to John Axelrod, Artistic and Musical Director of Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla. On the musical theater front she has written Wanting Miss Julie with John Sparks and Jake Anthony, The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice with Joel Bailey and Jake Anthony, and Madwomen with Marian Partee and Patrick Burns. Patricia graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature.

Developed in association with New Musicals Inc and the UC Irvine Department of Drama

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