DS Magid (November 2016)
Playwright, composer, and lyricist DS Magid began her career singing and acting: Broadway credits include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I (Yul Brynner) and Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot (Richard Burton). She has also spent portions of her working life as producer, director, and musical director, and earned her Master of Music degree from the University of Melbourne (AU) in 2005. Her musicals, rock and chamber operas, and short and long plays have garnered awards, grants, workshops, and productions worldwide. DS founded SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day-CLE, a local celebration of that international holiday; has served on the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Women Playwrights, where she helped found the 50/50 Applause Award in support of gender parity in theaters worldwide; served on the Cleveland Liaison and National Media committees of Actors Equity Association; and is a member of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights’ Unit and a Cleveland Public Theatre “CPT Artist.” Perhaps her favorite achievement, however, is her solo show Richard Wagner’s Entire Ring Cycle in Ten Minutes with Sock Puppets.
Photo Credit: Keliy Anderson Staley