Composer-Librettist Studio @ New Dramatists

Paul was incredibly fortunate to be a part of the 2018 Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists alongside incredible fellow composers Marc Chan, J. Oconer Navarro, Milica Paranosic, and Zonia Tsang; playwrights Mia Chung, Keelay Gipson, Barbara Hammond, Sibyl Kempson, and Cheri Magid; and performers Christin Byrdsong, Kelvin Chan, Kimberly Chatterjee, Camille Harris, and Jessica Medoff.


The studio is run by Nautilus Music-Theater director Ben Krywosz and music director Roger Ames.


Paul Castles
Head of the Table @ Kew

Head of the Table was featured in a semi-immersive presentation at Kew Gardens on July 7 starring Issy Van Randwyck, Matthew Bunn, William Troughton, Kate Marlais, Will Barratt, and Michael Matus.


Direction by Nicola Samer. Music supervision by Chad Kelly. Music direction by Tom Attwood. Featuring Carina Drury (cello), Sam Brown (lute), and Leo Duarte (percussion and flute).

Huge thanks to Linda and Jan Pethick for letting us invade their home, Jill Saxton and Linda Pethick for canapés, wine and general encouragement, Father Nigel, St Anne’s Church, Helen Castor, and Zoe Simpson for dramaturgical support.

Paul Castles
Head of the Table @ Old Vic Lab

There will be a closed reading of Head of the Table on April 28 in collaboration with the Old Vic Lab, early music ensemble Ars Eloquentia, and starring Issy Van Randwyck, Gina Beck, Damian Humbley, Michael Matus, Kate Marlais, Matthew Bunn, and Liam Mansfield.

Direction by Nicola Samer. Music supervision by Chad Kelly. Music direction by Joe Waggott.

Paul Castles