About the show
THE GREAT CAT MASSACRE is a tale about classism, sexism, and what happens when rich Parisians choose to believe alternative facts with eager hysteria. Set in the 1700's, this show follows two apprentice printers who convince their neighbors that their beloved cats are possessed by demons. The resulting slaughter is the worst event of feline history.
With inventive staging, catchy songs, and outrageous humor, THE GREAT CAT MASSACRE is a rollicking trunk show in which the status quo is turned upside down as cats are turned inside out!
Greg Moss (co-author)
Greg Moss holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His writing has been produced at 54 Below, New York University, The Kraine Theater, The Brick Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and many other venues all over New York City. He is also a comedian who's done sketch comedy (Nine Famous Irishmen, Gotham City Improv), variety shows (Wanda and Pietro: Live!, Peoples Improv Theater), and improv (Rufus Khan, Players Theatre). Selected writing credits: The Sewps (with Casey O'Neil); Dimanche Dans Le Parc Avec Tulane, (opera libretto, music by Emily Rose Simons); A Hundred Thousand Places, (book and lyrics, music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer); Tabletop Cabaret: Hedgepig Races (music and lyrics, book by Lisa Reinke). Proud member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
CASEY O'NEIL (co-author)
Casey O'Neil is a composer, lyricist, and writer native to the NYC area. He received a BM in Trombone Performance from the Eastman School of Music and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His writing can be found in concert works, films, podcasts, song cycles, operas, comics and musicals, and has been presented at TheatreWorks, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 54 Below, The Buffalo Film Festival, Barrington Stage Company, and Lauren Flanigan’s living room. Selected credits include: The Essentials, a feature film; Soft & Salty Winds, orchestral tone poem (winner of the CCO composition competition); Danny & The Rocket, a new musical (Marella Martin Koch, book & lyrics); Hank & Elodie’s Magic Book Adventures, a comic series (Joel Golombeck, illustrations); The Bone Keepers, a one act opera (Sophia Chapedjev, libretto); The Elephant in the Room, a song cycle. He is also a two time recipient of the Tisch I.P.A. Staff Grant (The Elephant in the Room, The Great Cat Massacre). Coneil13@gmail.com
nina kauffman (director)
Nina is a director, musical writer, dramaturg and performer. They received their BFA from Towson University and an MFA in musical theatre writing from Tisch. Off-Broadway credits include My First One Night Stand (Director), Afterglow (Assistant Director/Co-Dramaturg), reading-performance of Paranormative (Book/Lyrics); upcoming projects include #adulting (Director), MAXA (Book/Lyrics), Spectacle (Composer) and safeword.(Associate Director). They are a proud member of Ring of Keys and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. ninakauffmanartist.com @ninalkffmn
Musical Direction by Austin Nuckols
Choreography by Josh Israel
Lighting Design by Charlotte Seelig