Shaina Taub is a Vermont-raised, New York-based songwriter and performer. She is the recipient of a 2012 Macdowell Fellowship, a 2013 Yaddo Fellowship and is Ars Nova's 2012 Composer-in-Residence. She released her debut record, "What Otters Do," last year and has a regular residency at Rockwood Music Hall. Her original folk opera, The Daughters, has been produced by the Public Theater's Joe's Pub, the Yale Institute of Music Theatre, CAP21 Theatre Company and was featured in NYU's mainstage season this fall. She writes and performs for the hit weekly musical sketch comedy team, Political Subversities. She's currently writing the score for a new musical commissioned by the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, developing music for Walt Disney Imagineering, as well as a new piece commissioned by Ars Nova. Visit www.shainataub.com.
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Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.