A SINGER-COMPONENT CONCERT is coming to the Kraine Theater in December

A group of theater singer-songwriters teams up with FRIGID New York to present the second installment of Don’t Call Us Emerging: A Songwriters Concert (Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. at Kraine Theater); an evening of original material performed by the writers themselves, all of whom are also Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional stage performers. Each songwriter will present a short selection of their own material, along with a story or two, giving audiences a unique chance to experience a wide range of styles and voices. Featured artists include Dawn Cantwell (Broadway: Wicked and the Last Ship), Pearl of the Rhine (Broadway: Nathasha, Peter and the Great Comet 1812), Jacob Shipley, Rebecca Hart, Jordanian friendand Zach Spound.

The concert will be organized and hosted by Friend, who created the series in collaboration with other New York composers Paulie Pecorella and Sean McCabe. “We really want to recreate the intimacy of a house concert, in a theatrical setting; a real feeling of getting to know the songwriter,” Friend said of the concert’s purpose. “There are so many amazing singer-songwriters who also wear many hats in the theater industry as actors, directors, musical directors and more. This series is a recurring space for artists to share their music and their stories with attentive audiences, while also showcasing their own communities and supporters to one another.”

While all artists work in theatre, the style of music will range widely from Broadway, to Indie Folk to Pop/Rock, and the songs will include both standalone works and live performance pieces. As capacity at the Kraine is limited, the public is encouraged to reserve in advance. Learn more about the featured artists below.



A concert of songwriters

With Dawn Cantwell, Jordanian friend, Rebecca Hart,

Pearl of the RhineJacob Shipley and Zach Spound

Produced by in partnership with FRIGID New York

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 12 at 8 p.m.

AUTONOMY: approx. 90 minutes

LOCATION: The Kraine Theatre. 85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003


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Dawn Cantwell

is a bi-coastal actor, singer and shy writer. She has been seen on Broadway, off Broadway, in the area, in film and television, and has toured internationally as a singer/songwriter. She recently wrapped filming the upcoming movie, Jumping Beans: Let’s be Friends and was just seen Off-broadway in SISTAS: The Musical. Featured credits include, Broadway: Wicked (Nessarose), Stings The Last Ship (originating as Young Meg). Off-broadway/Regional/National Tour: SISTAS, Original Company of Dogfight, Original Company of Fu!*%ing Up Everything/Brooklyn Crush, Music in the Air (Encores! City Center), Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Master Class, and innumerable productions of Les Misérables, FILM/TV: Save the Date, Isolation, The Train (opposite Eli Wallach), Game Night (Amazon). She’s got a new musical, Hiraethin development alongside Addi McDaniel. She also writes and performs with her brother ryan cantwell (musical director/conductor of the 1776 Broadway revival).

For more information visit: www.dawncantwell.com www.selkiemusical.com Instagram @dawasong FB: @dawncantwell . She’s quitting Twitter (her current handle is @dawncantwell) and will likely reluctantly join tiktok soon, despite her “older millennial” protests.

Jordanian friend

is an actor, singer-songwriter and director based in New York and Washington, DC, where he founded the 4615 Theater Company (2020 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre). Last year, he took a virtual tour of his one-man musical, Old Soul, for audiences on four continents. Jordan’s music was featured by a world renowned artist Ben bends, with whom he also trained. He also frequently composes scores for plays including Frankenstein (NextStop Theatre) and upcoming audio drama project Shakespeare’s Histories (Brave Spirits Theatre). Acting credits include Isaac in Disgraced (NextStop Theatre). Achievement credits include the world premiere of Joe Calarco‘s Separate Rooms and the first in the DC area of Lucy Prebble‘s Enron (both with 4615). Jordan holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, a Diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and was a cabaret and performer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. His first EP, “Chapter Two”, is now available on all streaming platforms. Learn more about www.yorfriendjordan.com

Rebecca Hart

is an actor, singer/songwriter and lyricist/librettist for musical theater and opera. Recent concerts (with and without his alt-folk project Rebecca Hart & the Wrong Band) include: Rockwood Music Hall (coming 12/14!), the Irish Arts Center, the “Porch Stomp” on Governors Island, the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, the Cutting Room, the SoFar Sounds series and the Kripalu Yoga Center in Stockbridge MA. Writing/composition credits include: Gloria (Woolly Mammoth – Helen Hayes best sound name), Civilians Rimbaud in NY (BAM) and Let Me Ascertain You (Joe’s Pub), Target Margin’s Uriel Acosta (Chocolate Factory), How To Break (NY Hip Hop Theater Fest, Oslo National Theater, village theater – forthcoming), The Cabaret at the End of the World by Hard Sparks (NY Innovative Theater Best Original Music Award). Writing credits include IRON JOHN (an american ghost story) (2019 NAMT Festival, Theatreworks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, O’Neill Incubator Residency, productions at Temple University and Manhattan School of Music); the barren(s) (Kennedy Center/American Opera Initiative commission, New Opera West workshop); Microcosmos (Civilians R&D Group), and the original solo exhibition How To Read Tarot Cards (upcoming residency at The Cell with Chloe Treat). Recent acting credits include The public theater SWEAT visit by Lynn Rating and a CT Critics Circle nomination for “Best Actress” (Midsummer a play with songs – Hartford Theatreworks). Her album The Magician’s Daughter, was produced by Ben Sollee and is available on all streaming services. Associate Artist, Civilians. www.rebeccahart.net

Pearl of the Rhine

(she) is a New York-based actor, singer, writer, musician, and songwriter. She was part of the original Broadway cast of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812; originated roles in world premiere musicals at the Irish Repertory Theater and the Peoples’ Light Theater in Malvern, PA; and recently played Jo March in Kate Hamillthe adaptation of Little Women at The Dallas Theater Center. Other theater credits include Ars Nova, Red Bull, Civilians, arena scene (Washington, DC), ART (Boston) and The La Jolla Playhouse. TV credits include “Succession” (HBO), “Bull” (CBS), “The Blacklist” (NBC), and “Younger” (TVLand). A songwriting student from William Finn, Pearl is currently writing a kind of musical about Amelia Earhart. Pearl plays over 15 instruments and teaches piano to very small people. She has a master’s degree in acting from UC San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in theater from Ball State University. Proud member of ring of keys, Maestra, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, American Federation of Musicians and ASCAP. @pearlrhein, pearlrhein.com.


writes, sings and tells stories about the moments in life we’d rather not repeat. Like the time her ex told her she forgot he existed. Some of his music is sad, some is sardonic and humorous, but it all comes from a deeply personal place that’s easy to connect with because we’ve all been there. His lyrics are poignant, his voice approachable, his range impressive, and his guitar work effortless and subtly complex. Listening to Jacob is like remembering an old friend: it wasn’t all easy, but at least we got through it. Jacob’s voice has been compared to Jeff Buckley, his wry cynicism to Phoebe Bridgers, and his poetic storytelling to Hozier. He has performed live at Historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and more. In the theater, Jacob played the role of John Newton in the first nationwide tour of Amazing Grace: the Musical and was featured in the first actor-musician production of Godspell. https://www.jacobshipley.com/

Zach Spound

is a New York-based songwriter and actor. He has written three full-length musicals: Leap (NMI/Disney New Voices Award); What is happening ? and currently in development, In This Body. His short musical, Dinosaur, won numerous awards, including Best Musical at New York’s Theater Now Soundbites festival and the City Theater’s 2019 National Award for Short Film Writing. He participated in the Johnny Mercier Songwriters Project, where he was mentored by Andre Lippa and Craig Cornelia. In 2021, he released his first single, “Love Is A Drug”, followed by the title track of “In This Body”, both of which can be heard on all streaming platforms. He is the musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator of Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical, which took place Off-Broadway and completed its 1st national tour. As an actor, we saw him in The Other Josh Cohen (Off-Broadway), Once, and in regional theaters across the country.

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