Musicals // Plays

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Y2K: A Survivalist Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by Dylan Schifrin

Orchestration by Max Berlin

120min, 3f 4m, ensemble of 3+

Part Urinetown, part Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, this immersive musical about echo chambers, conspiracy, "us" vs. "them" mentality, and the danger of misinformation follows a young doomsday prepper's escape from a cultish, Y2K-era survivalist colony as she grapples with uncertainty in a new world increasingly resistant to the truth. Read more

Concert in the Tin Pan Alley 2 Concert Series, 2021 (Upcoming)

Virtual Workshop at the New Voices Project, New Musicals Inc. | Disney Imagineering, 2021

Selected Submission for the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Bookwriting Basics Workshop, 2020

Streamed Live on Twitch @ Pixel Playhouse to an audience of over 500k, 2020

Production at Yale University, The Yale Drama Coalition, Creative and Performing Arts Award Recipient (cancelled due to COVID-19), 2020

Developmental Thesis Reading at Yale University within the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theatre, 2019

Concert at MUSI-CAL, The Foundation for New American Musicals @ The Rockwell Table and Stage, 2019

MissingKay Sibal
00:00 / 04:45
AliveTy Deran, Heather Youmans
00:00 / 05:02
Anything Is Possible In ScottsbluffHeather Youmans, Ty Deran, Michael Hackett
00:00 / 05:12
All I KnewTy Deran, Heather Youmans
00:00 / 05:05
Crazy If You WillJake Latts, Syd Bakal, Ensemble
00:00 / 06:42
Clearer in the DarkLia Peros, Jake Gluckman, Harrison Meloeny
00:00 / 03:49

Key Change 30min, 1f 7m or 1f 7 non-males

A college junior comes out as trans to her all-male a cappella group, prompting discussions of history, tradition and masculinity. An interrogation of the all-male space based on my own experiences in collegiate all-male a cappella.

Selected Submission for the IAMA Theatre Under 30 Playwrights Lab, 2021

Published by YouthPLAYS, 2021

All of You 40min, 3f 4m

An prodigious chemist with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) risks everything to free herself from the pain of her past. A play that questions whether escaping the pain of losing the ones you love is worth losing them entirely.

Production at Yale University, The Yale Drama Coalition, 2018

Published by YouthPLAYS, 2019

The Exceptional Childhood Center 30min, 3f 3m

A satire of my wildly competitive high school, spun as a cutthroat preschool.

Production at Yale University, The Yale Drama Coalition, 2018

YoungArts Writing Finalist, 2016

Production at the Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival, 2015

Finalist, The California Young Playwrights Contest, 2015

Published by YouthPLAYS, 2015

More at NPX and youthplays.com

TV Pilots

Scripts available upon request. More at Coverfly.

The Bris Whisperer

Half-hour comedy.

When a freak accident at a bris grants Benzi Frumkin, Jewish medical school dropout, the ability to talk to babies, he must seek their guidance in order to put his life back together.

Semifinalist, Stage 32 1st Annual TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest, 2021

Quarterfinalist, Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Season 6, 2021

In Pieces

Half-hour dramedy.

In this highly visual world of sculpture and sabotage, Casey must overcome suspicion, paranoia, and rivals’ attempts break her as she and her misfit friends survive a cutthroat fine arts conservatory.

Developed at Yale University, Writing the Television Drama, 2019

Selections from Pixel Playhouse

Mini-musicals and musical comedy on YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Instagram and more.

TikTok Selections (Music/Lyrics by Dylan Schifrin, Orchestration by Dylan Schifrin and Max Berlin)

"I'm in love with the weird kid from gym who runs like Naruto"

"When your brain won't let you sleep"

"Kids in 2021 be like..."

YouTube Selections (Music/Lyrics by Dylan Schifrin & Max Berlin)