Wartime Canteen for a New Era
David Greenspan – Creator & Performer
Jamie Lawrence – Arranger, Performer, & Music Director

Artist Bios:

David Greenspan is perhaps best known for appearing in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother (NYSF/Public Theater), She Stoops to Comedy and Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons), I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees (Abrons Arts Center) – and his solo plays The Argument (Target Margin) and The Myopia (The Foundry).  He has performed solo renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude and Barry Conners’ The Patsy (Transport Group), Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays (The Foundry) and a program of two Stein lectures and a playlet Composition…Masterpieces…Identity (Target Margin).  He has worked with many contemporary playwrights – drawing particular notice for his performances in Terrence McNally’s Some Men and in revivals of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band and Goethe’s Faust.  He is the recipient of Guggenheim, Lortel and Fox fellowships, Alpert, Lambda Literary, Helen Merrill Playwriting awards, a RUTHIE and six OBIES.

David Greenspan

Jamie Lawrence is an eclectic musician active in film, television, and theater as a composer, orchestrator and producer. He has  five Emmy awards and another ten Emmy nominations. He music directed the 2019 Tony Awards, and has been its chief composer/arranger and Assoc MD for many years. Jamie has scored many documentaries for HBO and produced the scores for all of Rebecca Miller’s films, most recently Arthur Miller: WriterMaggie’s Plan, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.  Jamie loves writing songs and in the past few years has co-written albums with MuMu (Ladies First), Nora York (Swoon), Joe Brucato (Christmas in New York), as well as released his personal jazz foray, New York Suite. He is an adjunct professor of Film Music at NYU and lives in New York City. In his off hours he has a sideline as a writer/performer of children’s songs under his alias — Jamie Broza. His first CD for children, “Bad Mood Mom and other Good Mood Songs,” made the Parents’ Choice Foundation’s list of the top 25 children’s CDs in the last 25 years

Jamie Lawrence

This event would not be possible without our amazing volunteer team, including:

Jack Broza (sound)
Wednesday Derrico
Adam Maggio
Bella Maxwell (social media)
Jen Pitt
Proof Schubert Reed
Erica Schnitzer
Gabriel Torres (videography)

Special Thanks To:
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Bring Back Brooklyn Grant (PPE Donation)
The Community Policing Division of the 84th Precinct
Invisible Dog

We’re so grateful to everyone who has supported! If you haven’t, please consider a donation of any size.


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