EISA DAVIS is a performer, composer, and writer working on stage and screen. A recipient of the 2020 Creative Capital Award, the Herb Alpert Award in Theater and an Obie winner for Sustained Excellence in Performance, Eisa was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play Bulrusher, and wrote and starred in the stage memoir Angela’s Mixtape. She has recorded two albums of her original music, Something Else and Tinctures, and performed her songs at numerous venues in New York and across the country. Eisa has appeared in musical projects such as The Secret Life of Bees (AUDELCO Award), Carrie Mae Weems’ Grace Notes, Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin's Preludes, The Cradle Will Rock, The Piano Lesson (Berniece, music director, and composer), This, and Passing Strange. Other stage and television work include Kings, Julius Caesar, Succession, Bluff City Law, Rise, Mare of Easttown (upcoming), Betty (upcoming), God Friended Me, The Looming Tower, House of Cards, Hart of Dixie, and The Wire. Eisa wrote the narration for Cirque du Soleil's Crystal and episodes for both seasons of the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It.
SHAINA TAUB is an Emmy-nominated songwriter and performer. She is a winner of the Kleban Prize, the Fred Ebb Award, and the Jonathan Larson Grant. She is an artist-in-residence at the Public Theater where she has a regular concert residency at Joe’s Pub. She is currently writing lyrics for the upcoming Broadway musical The Devil Wears Prada, with music by Sir Elton John, as well as a new musical about the American women's suffrage movement. She created and starred in musical adaptations of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and As You Like It that were commissioned and produced by the Public Theater at the Delacorte in Central Park as part of their groundbreaking community-based program, Public Works. Those adaptations have now been produced in London, Seattle, Dallas and beyond.