GEORGIA STITT (Founding Director/President) composer, lyricist, music producer, and pianist. Her original musicals include Snow Child, Big Red Sun (Harold Arlen Award), The Danger Year, Samantha Spade, Ace Detective (“Outstanding New Musical” from the National Youth Theatre), The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theatre), and Mosaic. Georgia has released four albums of her music: A Quiet Revolution, My Lifelong Love, Alphabet City Cycle, and This Ordinary Thursday. She is currently writing a collection of theatrical art songs, a new show called The Big Boom, and an oratorio to be developed at Princeton University where she is an artist-in-residence. Georgia’s non-theatrical compositions include several choral pieces and Waiting for Wings, an orchestral suite for orchestra that was premiered and recorded by John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops. Georgia has worked as a music director on projects including NBC’s The Sound of Music (Live!), The Last Five Years (starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan), Off-Broadway’s Sweet Charity (starring Sutton Foster), several musical TV shows and the upcoming film 13: The Musical for Netflix. In addition to her work at Maestra, Georgia holds leadership positions at The Dramatists Guild, The Recording Academy, and MUSE (Musicians United for Social Equity). She has received Artist/Activist Awards from Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) and The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.