Robert Gould: Writer,
Bob Gould is a graduate
of the University of Wales, Swansea, a former teacher and the author of
history books for schools. He has written 10 one act plays. including Jump!
and Fatalities, which have been staged at Upstairs at Dempsey’s
in Cardiff and the Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea. He is also a lyricist,
having written both Book and Lyrics for the musicals Lovers,
Alone and Vocalize!
with music by Ty Kroll. Together with Swedish writer/songwriter, Jimmy
Granstrom, he has written a number of song lyrics as well as the play,
Inside Out. Bob and Jimmy have also collaborated with composer Tristan
Bons from the Netherlands on the musical Coma. Bob has written
lyrics to the song When the Morning Comes, with New Jersey composer/performer Michael Dube, the title song to the CD Rockcastle
with German composer, Kolja Erdman and collaborated on lyrics with singer/songwriter
Ben Messenger Bob and Ty have also collaborated with Filip von Uexkull, Tristan Bons and Jimmy Granstrom on the musical The
Dying Game, which aims to draw attention to and raise money towards
combatting the problem of AIDS in Africa.
Ty Kroll: Composer
Ty Kroll is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree. There he studied
composition under Steve Dembski, Joel
Naumann, and Les Thimmig, along with piano and choral conducting.
He premiered his first musical theatre work, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
based on the Washington Irving short story in high school. He then
collaborated on a musical version of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
and an opera version of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights with writer/librettist
Jason White. Then he met Bob Gould and collaborated on Lovers,
Alone, and Vocalize!. Ty has also written songs with lyricists Kelsey Rueden, Liberty Salinger, and Slava Shayman in addition to choral, orchestral, and chamber music, and pieces for dancers. Ty has also collaborated Bob, Filip von Uexkull, Tristan Bons and Jimmy Granstrom on the musical The
Dying Game, and with TAPIT/New Works on an Avaunt Guard Theatre Production.