For those of you that have been following me on Twitter you would no doubt be aware of An Evening with the Composers, a concert at the London Hippodrome on 19th August 2012. Georgia Stitt is one of the three composers showcasing their work with the help of five West End theatre stars.
As you read through, you will notice segments of Georgia’s biography interspersed with the interview.
GEORGIA STITT is a composer and a lyricist. Her musicals include Big Red Sun (NAMT Festival 2010, Harold Arlen Award in 2005 and written with playwright John Jiler); The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre and written with collaborators Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko); Sing Me A Happy Song (with playwright Jamie Pachino); and Mosaic (commissioned for Off-Broadway in 2010 and written with Cheri Steinkellner).
I grew up in Tennessee. In America we say I’m from the South. I went to college in Nashville and my family is now in Atlanta and the Memphis area. It is a nice part of the country except that I couldn’t wait to get to New York, which I did as soon as I finished school. I got my masters degree at NYU and lived there for ten years until I moved to Los Angeles, where I live now. (more…)