Fellowship @ CBA

Paul and Mkhululi Mabija are among a group of 27 artists chosen for resident fellowships at the Center for the Ballet and the Arts. They look forward to meeting all the wonderful artists and scholars there and hopefully not walking away with a reputation as problem children.

They will spend their time at the CBA working on The Road Between the Desert and the Ocean, an original dance musical that tells the story of two grandmothers who meet in the place between this life and the next.


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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.


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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.

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