Mark Evan Chimsky, librettist/lyricist (L)
Mark Evan Chimsky is the head of his own editorial consulting business. In his publishing career, Mark has edited a number of best-selling books, including Johnny Cash’s memoir, Cash. Mark was executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco; director of trade paperbacks at Little, Brown; and editor-in-chief of the trade paperback division at Macmillan.
In addition, he has taught at New York University in New York and is an adjunct instructor on the faculty of Emerson College in Boston.
He is an award-winning poet and a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Good Men Project. He is co-creator of the musical The Road of Life , which received a staged reading in July 2014 at the Granite Theatre in Westerly, Rhode Island, and a workshop production in February 2016 at the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College in Boston.
Mark resides in Portland, Maine.
Zev Burrows, composer (R)
Zev Burrows is a composer for film, musical theatre, television, and production music libraries.
He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has composed the scores for many award-winning projects.
Most recently, his new musical The Pledge (book & lyrics by Mark Evan Chimsky) was selected for a staged reading by the 2019 Madison New Works Lab at James Madison University, and his theatrical writing debuted with the atmospheric orchestral score for the Off-Off-Broadway production of Agatha Christie’s Appointment with Death at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn.
He also regularly composes original music for the production music libraries Velvet Green Music, 4 Elements Music, MIBE Music, and MPATH Music Library.
Zev is a proud member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild, and resides in New York City.
(Photo credit: Carol de Giere)