On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Jonathan Larson Grants - 2009
Dave Malloy is a composer/performer/sound designer/musical director/pianist. He is the winner of an OBIE award, the 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant and a recipient of the 2009 NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Theatre Directors and Designers. Recent works include Three Pianos, a drunken romp through Schubert’s Winterreise co-created with Rick Burkhardt and Alec Duffy, which received a Special Citation OBIE award and will remount at New York Theatre Workshop in December 2010. He is the composer of Beowulf – A Thousand Years of Baggage, Banana Bag & Bodice SongPlay commissioned by Berkeley Shotgun Players that has enjoyed sold out runs at several venues in NYC, Berkeley, Boston and Montreal, received the 2008 Glickman Award and appeared on The New Yorker Best of 2009 list and the Best of 2008 lists of every major Bay Area paper (including two #1 spots).Beowulf is Mr. Malloy’s sixth collaboration with BB&B, a Brooklyn based collaborative ensemble that has won numerous Fringe awards, 4 IT Awards nominations and two Time Out New York Best of lists. Mr. Malloy has written five full length musicals, including Clown Bible, a gypsy-jazz infused telling of biblical stories from Genesis to Revelation told through clowns (“Best Play of the Year” and “Best Music of the Year”, East Bay Express 2007), and Banana Bag & Bodice Sandwich, a Weillian mishmash about eating animals. Other notable shows include Ten Red Hen (The 99-cent) Miss Saigon, a shoe-string adaptation complete with a toy helicopter on a zip line, for which Mr. Malloy was musical director, pianist and Chris.