Music and Lyrics
Jenna Mate has been writing music since the age of six, and went on to study theater; earning an MA in Educational Theater from University of Houston and an MFA in Directing from Stony Brook University. She spent a decade as a singer songwriter and actor in Los Angeles, which inspired the contemporary musical style of Eco. Collaborating with gifted playwright Bethie Fowler has given the project wings.
Bethie Fowler is a Brooklyn-based playwright with an MFA from SUNY Stony Brook and an MA from Trinity College Dublin. She is the literary manager of Elephant Run District, an indie theater and film company in New York City. She is delighted to be working on Eco (her first ever musical) with the incredibly talented Jenna Mate.