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In spring of 2019, Taylor Louderman (Mean Girls, Bring it On), Ben Rauhala (Broadway Princess Party), and Matt Rodin held a song-writing contest for emerging musical theatre writers. With over 500 submissions, 5 winners were selected, receiving a fully produced music video and recording of their song by Warner Music Group.

Write Out Loud is a celebration of new musical theatre writers. And we are proud to present the New York premieres of the winning works and runners up at Feinstein’s/54 Below! Directed and hosted by Taylor Louderman and produced by Hannah Kloepfer with musical direction by Ben Rauhala.

Featuring contest winners Kailey Marshall, Joriah Fleming, India Angel, Brandon Michael Lowden, Mackenzie Szabo and a cast of Broadway’s finest, we invite you to come join the party and toast to the future of Broadway.

Write Out Loud: From Contest to Concert, hosted by Taylor Louderman!

Series curated by Jennifer Tepper. Composer/Lyricist/Musical Director of concert. (2017)

New Writers at 54 Below: The Songs of Kailey Marshall

One of five composers selected to work with five different playwrights who are playwrights in residence at New Dramatists. Worked together to create new musical theatre pieces within 48 hours each over the span of two weeks. (2017)

New Dramatists Composer/Librettist Studio


Concert reading produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and Nessie Nankivell at Don’t Tell Mama, Direction by Max Friedman (2015)

Produced by Pace University’s Pace New Musicals Program, Direction by Max Friedman (2015)    

Produced by Pace University’s Pace New Musicals Program as January Lab, Direction by Dylan Zwickel (2019)      

“Brave” from Songs for Slutty Girls winner of Taylor Louderman’s Song Writing Contest   

Songs for Slutty Girls


Commissioned and Produced by Pasadena Musical Theatre Program, Direction by Ryan Scott Oliver     (2014)  

The Many Selves of Mia Scott

Featured Artist, May 2016

Musical Theatre Factory Salon

“Hope You’re Not Expecting A Ring” December 2015

Lincoln Center’s Broadway’s Future Songbook Series

Male Feminist’s Lament”

Hatched 2016 at 54 Below

“Jake” from Songs For Slutty Girls

Twenty Somethings Three at Highline Ballroom

“Start A Flame” from Confirmed

St. Jude Benefit Concert Part 2 at Highline Ballroom

“Give It Up” from Confirmed

Twenty Somethings Two at Highline Ballroom