Marianne Driscoll is a writer, producer and photographer born in Rosedale, Queens, NY. Her recent play "The Biscuit Club" premiered at the cell to sold out audiences and outstanding reviews. Her musical “McGoldrick’s Thread” was part of the 1st Irish Theatre Festival where it was awarded Top Honors for Best Production, Best Director (Kira Simring) and Outstanding Choreography. She has worked as a Marketing, Promotional and Copy writer for nine years at John Blair Marketing. Marianne has been telling stories all her life through words and photographs. She started her photography company 16 years ago shooting B&W candid portraits, weddings and events for CBS Radio. She was often commissioned to oil paint onto her photographs creating a unique piece of art both in the US and abroad. Marianne lives in Merrick, NY with her husband Tres and three children.
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Garlia Cornelia Jones-Ly is a playwright and producer living in New York. Garlia runs Blackboard Reading Series, devoted to Black playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. She founded the series at the cell in September 2008 after seeing a void where Black Playwrights were concerned. Garlia’s previous Black Theatre group at Indiana University, received awards campus-wide for their work with HIV/AIDS and Diversity Education. After graduation in 2010 from the New School for Drama, Garlia began working with Harlem9, producing an annual event, "48 Hours in Harlem", a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. Garlia is married with a daughter and son. Visit her blog for her most recent writing : garliacornelia.com and follow her on twitter @garliacornelia
Tribeca New Music is a not-for-profit organization that promotes a bold new classical music infused with pop culture. Our core group of professional artists engage the public with compelling performances that stimulate and inspire, offering new and recent works with passion and integrity. The goal is to forge new links between musicians and a growing audience of adventurous music lovers through concerts, commissions, competitions, educational initiatives, dialogue, and our annual Tribeca New Music Festival. "The success of the Tribeca New Music Festival, which was founded in 2001, no doubt stems both from high-quality performances and from its eclectic, anti-elitist “avant pop” programming ethos.” —New York Times