The Creators

M. Kilburg Reedy (Book, Music, Lyrics) is an award-winning playwright and a songwriter whose best-known play, SECOND LADY, was originally produced off-Broadway starring Judith Ivey.  SECOND LADY has been seen in Los Angeles (Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Leading Performance and 3 Drama-Logue Awards, including one for Writing), the Edinburgh Fringe (Assembly Rooms), and in numerous other productions nationally and internationally including tours of Mexico and Australia. SECOND LADY is published by Samuel French, Inc. in a volume that includes two of Kilburg’s other plays, ASTRONAUT and FAIRY TALE ROMANCE. Kilburg’s full-length pop-rock musical, SPIN, A MUSICAL MYTH (with additional music by Jonathan Dinerstein), has been presented in staged readings in New York by the York Theater Company at Theater at St. Peter’s, Amas Musical Theatre at ATA, and The Assistants Theater Company at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater, and is also published by Samuel French, Inc.  Her work as a songwriter was featured in three “Songbook” concerts presented by Arts and Artists in New York. Also a theatrical producer, Kilburg’s most recent producing credits include the Broadway engagement of THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW and the West End production of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL, a new musical comedy based on the international hit play by Ken Ludwig, which had its premiere at the Gielgud Theatre in London in 2011.  Kilburg’s previous producing credits include the Broadway show BILL MAHER: VICTORY BEGINS AT HOME (Tony nomination, Best Special Theatrical Event), as well as the Off-Broadway productions of LANGSTON HUGHES’S LITTLE HAM, Richard Dresser’s ROUNDING THIRD, and TOXIC AUDIO (winner of the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience).  As a partner in the New York law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, Kilburg has an active practice as an attorney in all aspects of the entertainment business, particularly in the area of theater transactions and securities.

Jonathan Dinerstein (Additional Music) ) is a composer for film, television, and theater whose credits include music for award-winning short and feature films, national television broadcast, and diverse other projects.  His work includes the score for the independent feature comedy DRONES (2010), scores for the television series “In The Moment” (2009-2010) and the Emmy-winning web series “Satacracy 88”, and compositions for several PBS TV series and documentaries.  Also a music director, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer, Jonathan was educated at Harvard (B.A. cum laude 2001), where he pursued a combined degree in music and cognitive psychology, and at the University of Southern California, where he completed the prestigious graduate program in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television in 2003.

Photo of M. Kilburg Reedy © 2005 Suzanne Krebs