Colleen & Akiva
Colleen Dauncey (Music) and Akiva Romer-Segal (Lyrics) are a contemporary musical theatre songwriting team based in Toronto, Canada. They have written the scores to The Subway Songs, Scenes From The Bathhouse (Talk Is Free Theatre), the Toronto Fringe hit Bremen Rock City (with librettist Sara Farb), and contributed material to Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age (Forte Musical Theatre Guild, three Calgary Critics Awards including “Best Production of a Musical”). They are currently developing Offline (a collective creation for Talk Is Free Theatre) and adapting the movie Prom Queen into a stage musical, recently workshopped by the Segal Centre, Theatre Aquarius and the Canadian Musical Theatre Project at Sheridan College.
Their songs have been performed internationally by cabaret performers, recording artists, and Broadway stars. Two of their songs were included on KATYA’s self-titled debut album on Marquis Classics.
They were selected as participants in the 2011 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project in Chicago, the Cutting-Edge Composers series in New York, the Canadian Musical Theatre Writer Collective, Acting Up Stage’s Noteworthy program for songwriters and librettists, and Theatre 20’s Composium initiative. They are two-time grant recipients from the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Records (FACTOR) and several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, including being selected as the Writers-in-Residence at Talk is Free Theatre in Barrie, Ontario.
For more visit their website at colleenandakiva.com