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Book & Lyrics by Anna Grace Carter
Music & Lyrics by Eric Grunin
In 1861, Emma was fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic – but when the Union needed defending, she found herself a man. As her alias Frank Thompson, this brave young woman serves her country as a soldier, a nurse, and a spy.
Anna Grace Carter is a New York-based playwright, composer, lyricist, and comedian. She is a writer-in-residence with the Musical Theatre Factory. Her first original full-length musical “Rent A White Guy” was dubbed “often very funny” by The New York Times. She created and hosts the monthly improv show/podcast “Drunk Musical” and she can be seen monthly in the sketch comedy troupes “Adam’s Summer Class” and “BenAnna” at the People’s Improv Theatre. Before arriving in New York, Anna Grace lived in Beijing for several years developing a theatre troupe of her own which performed classic, modern, and original works for the stage in both Chinese and English. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America and a board member for the Musical Theatre Factory and moderator of its Women/Trans* Writers Representation Roundtable. She is excited to begin the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program this fall. To everyone at MTF and the cast and creative team: thanks for bringing “Our Frank” to life!
Eric Grunin is a composer, lyricist, conductor, and musicologist. His recent theater work includes “Brooke Astor’s Last Affair” (Emerging Artists Theater), “Bystander” (Hudson Guild), and “Our Woman, Frank Thompson” (Musical Theater Factory). He has contributed songs to “The Resistance Cabaret” (The Tank) and “Occupy: the Musical” (ESPA), blogged for Ryan Scott Oliver’s CrazyTown, and reviewed for TheaterScene. He is deeply grateful to Musical Theater Factory for their support of this project, and to his family and friends for their infinite patience.