A Little New Music Spotlight Series
Katya was the featured artist during the April 20th, 2021 installment of A Little New Music: Spotlight Series. She talked about her writing process, past and upcoming projects, and presented reprises of songs from Going South and Resident Alien, and premiered a brand-new song, performed by Amy Linden.
Voices of Hope: Carnegie Hall
On April 26th at 5:30pm, Katya's song "Time on My Hands", performed by Amy Justman, will be part of the Voices of Hope concert series. The series is co-produced by Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Library of Performing arts, and directed by John Znidarsic. To tune in, please register here.
#WomenWhoWrite on 10glo
An interview with Katya and her song "Me & My Cup" were featured on Gabriella Balsam's #WomenWhoWrite blog series, as part of Women's History month. The series is part of 10glo, a new streaming platform for new musical theatre. Please check out the interview and listen to the song.
Teaching a class for Maestra
Katya is teaching a class about applying for and sustaining a theater job in academia for Maestra Music. The class took place on 3/11/21, and is available to stream for a $10 fee on the Maestra Vimeo site.
Musical Theatre Radio interview
Katya's song "Coffee for Two", performed by Natalie Ballenger, will be featured on a new radio program, "In Between The Lines", on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, at 10am. Katya will also appear as a special guest on the episode entitled "It's Complicated", and will be interviewed by David Sisco and Laura Josepher about her writing process. To tune in, please click here: Musical Theatre Radio
GETTING UP IS EASIER
Katya served as music director and curator for Getting Up is Easier: New Songs for a New Era, a virtual cabaret at SUNY-New Paltz. The concert featured works by composers and lyricists from underrepresented groups, with performances and designs by SUNY New Paltz students and faculty. The evening was directed by Catherine Doherty, and recorded/mixed/edited by Dan Gonko.
Lotte Lenya Songbook
Two of Katya's songs, "Coffee for Two" and "Sunday Morning Paul" were chosen to be part of the inaugural Lotte Lenya Competition Songbook, helmed by the Kurt Weill Foundation. As part of this project, the songs were recorded by past competition winners, Natalie Ballenger and Jeremy Weiss, with pianist Zachary Peterson. The sheet music for both songs is now for sale via musicnotes.com, and is recommended to future Lotte Lenya competition participants. To read about this project, click here.To listen to the recordings, please click on here.
Women on Love at Temple University
Katya's theatrical song cycle was included as part of Temple's Theatre Department's virtual season. The concert was directed by Maggie Anderson and music directed by Patrick Tice-Carroll, and streamed on October 9th and 10th.
"Morty Morgenstern" at NYPL/Broadway's Future
A past performance of "Morty Morgenstern" from WOMEN ON LOVE, featuring Denise Summerford, is reprised at the Broadway's Future Songbook virtual concert on October 26th, 2020. The concert highlights songs from past Songbooks by various writers.
Contemporary Musical Theatre Virtual Concert
Katya performed her song "Me & My Cup" from Women on Love in a Virtual concert benefitting ASTEP (Artists Strive to End Poverty), produced by Contemporary Musical Theater. To hear Katya's and other artists' performances, click here
Resident Alien at the Johnny Mercer Foundation/
Goodspeed Writers' Grove
In February 2020, Katya was chosen for a 2021 residency at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut. While at the residency, she completed several major rewrites, and presented them to the cohort of fellow writers.
Excerpts from Resident Alien were performed on two occasions. They were part of the Broadway Bound concert series at Merkin Hall in New York City, alongside musicals by Georgia Stitt, Amanda Greene and Jason Robert Brown, and Julianne Wick Davis. The evening was hosted by award-winning singing actress Liz Callaway (Baby, Anastasia). Katya's songs were performed by Amy Justman, Chery Stern, Michael Deleget, Bruce Warren, and Carla Woods.
Also in October, Katya's students at SUNY-New Paltz performed selections from Resident Alien at the International Congress on Migration and Mental Health.
Katya's song "Jess's Proposal" from Going South was featured in "A Little New Music", a concert series in Los Angeles. It was performed by Chassey Bennett and Alyssa Simmons, and accompanied by Gregory Nabours.
Astoria Performing Arts Center commissioned Katya to create a new immigration-themed song, "Hungry in America," which was performed in June 2019.
Katya performed her songs "Claire/Bear" and "Bedtime" from Women on Love at the Expressing Motherhood event in Ridgefield, CT, in July 2019.
Katya music directed ACT of CT's production of ...Spelling Bee, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum. She was nominated for a "Best Music Director Award: Equity" by BroadwayWorld Connecticut.
In August 2019, Katya took over as pianist/conductor of Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's production of Into the Woods.
"Bedtime" from Going South was performed by Darlesia Cearley at "Forget About The Boys," a concert that took place at Symphony Space in NYC on April 26.
Going South had a staged workshop as part of the "Overtures" series at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn. The workshop was directed by Sarah Norris.
In January 2019, Katya's work was featured at the Broadway's Future Songbook Series: Songs of Katya Stanislavskaya. Curated by John Znidarsic, the concert took place at the Bruno Walter Audtiorium at New York Public Library of the Performing Arts. Performers included Anika Larsen, Amy Justman, Denise Summerford, Mia Pinero, Kurt Robbins, and more.
March 2019: Going South had a workshop at the Gallery Players as part of the Overtures Series, curated by Barrie Gelles. The workshop was directed by Sarah Norris.
January 2018: Going South had a semi-staged workshop at Dixon Place; excerpts were also performed at Musical Theatre Factory's 4x15 series. The workshop was directed by Kayla Friend, music directed by Nevada Lozano, and produced by Moxie Arts/ John Albert Harris.
May 2017: An excerpt from Going South was performed in concert at New York Theatre Barn. The cast included Amy Justman and Theresa McCarthy; directed by Joe Barros.
March 2017: An excerpt from Resident Alien was performed as part of a BMI Workshop masterclass with Broadway/Disney composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.
February 2017: Resident Alien had a developmental reading at Astoria Performing Arts Center. The reading was directed by Dev Bondarin.
September 2016: Resident Alien had a workshop production at Western Carolina University. The production was directed by Jayme McGhan, and orchestrated by Matt Castle and Frank Galgano.
Fall 2015: Resident Alien had a reading at Western Carolina University, directed by Broadway legend Terrence Mann.
February 2015: Resident Alien won the Weston New Musical Award, which included concert performances at Weston Playhouse in Vermont and in New York City, and a demo recording produced by Kurt Deutsch/Ghostlight Records.
January 2015: Women on Love was performed by a star-studded cast at 54Below.
Amy Linden premieres Katya's new song from Women on Love at A Little New Music's spotlight series, April 2021.
SUNY New Paltz student Josh Lococo performs Katya's song "Sunday Morning Paul" at Getting Up is Easier: New Songs for a New Era
The writers and mentors of Johnny Mercer Foundation/ Goodspeed Musicals Writers' Grove
Katya is interviewed by Liz Callaway at Broadway Bound at the Kaufman Center
Chassey Bennett and Alyssa Simmons at A Little New Music in Los Angeles
Ben Sears, Aaron Ramey, and Lily Ali-Oshatz in Going South at Gallery Players
Anika Larsen performs at Broadway's Future Songbook: Songs by Katya Stanislavskaya at the Bruno Walter Auditorium
The cast and creative team of Resident Alien at APAC
Front row: L to R: Nikhil Saboo, Dev Bondarin, Katya Stanislavskaya,
Joanna Carpenter, Renee Claire Bergeron, Vanna Richardson
Back row: Jason Collins, Michael Deleget, Ally Bonino, Anne Wechsler, Maria Couch
Kurt Robbins and the company of Going South at Dixon Place
Amy Justman and Matthew Hardy perform Going South at the cell/ New York Theatre Barn