Twenty Something’s Two Fresh Pens contest winner: Give it Up
Taylor Louderman’s Write Out Loud Competition: Brave
Kailey Marshall is a New York-based composer/lyricist. As a performer of her own work, Marshall creates femme forward, pop-infused musical theatre. Marshall’s work has been featured at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Don’t Tell Mama’s, the Highline Ballroom, and Lincoln Center. In 2016 she was selected as one of five composers for New Dramatist’s Composer/Librettist Studio, a two week intensive in collaboration with the playwrights in residence at New Dramatists. She was also featured at 54 Below as part of the New Writers Series, where she performed, music directed, and wrote an evening of new material. She has received readings of two of her shows, Confirmed and Songs for Slutty Girls in association with Pace University’s New Musicals Program, and Don’t Tell Mama’s. She won the Twenty-Somethings Two Fresh Pens Contest with her song “Give It Up” and in 2019 won Taylor Louderman’s Write Out Loud competition with her song “Brave”. Her country revenge thriller, Vengeance, was most recently developed as a part of Molloy College’s Pop/Rock Lab. Most recently she released a pop concept album, Ghostwriter, on Apple Music and Spotify. Marshall is currently working on A Long Line of McKinney Women, a musical foray into death, ancestry, and forgiveness, which is being commissioned by Nebraska Wesleyan University.