nyc-based composer, sound-designer, and music director. i do other stuff, too.

The Ballad of Nathan Stubblefield

A new opera collaboration with Claire Kiechel, commissioned by The Actor's Theatre of Louisville for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, that celebrates unsung dreamers, unlikely breakthroughs, and the beauty (and occasional hilarity) of failure.

The piece follows the mysterious demise of a Kentucky inventor - and other stories of visionaries from the Bluegrass State - while exploring the nature of innovation and the myths we tell about it. We draw inspiration from the classic American ballad, Appalachian folk song, post-minimalism, and various electronic elements. 

Performed by the actors of the 2016–2017 Professional Training Company commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

Click Here to browse the score.

Director: Eric Hoff
Scenic Designer: William Boles
Costume Designer: Alice Tavener
Lighting Designer: Eric Southern
Sound Designer: Stowe Nelson
Stage Manager: Olivia Tymon
Dramaturg: Jessica Reese

Click below for rehearsal footage from Actors Theater of Louisville:

Rehearsal in the theater on

Rehearsal footage with the Professional Training Company