During the design process of the children’s book Piggy Nation A Day At Work With Dad, author Richard Rosser began reading his book to elementary school classes, which led to performing school assemblies. The kids responded so positively that it inspired Rosser to adapt the story into a full-length musical. Expanding on the children’s book, he added elements of romance and mystery. With composer Alec Wells (theoutsidejoke.com), the two crafted a musical richly layered with Blues, Rock, Rap and Gospel influences.
Richard Rosser – Creator/Writer/Lyricist
Richard grew up in an Oklahoma household filled with books and music, attending many musical theater productions as an elementary student. Rosser performed in numerous theater productions while in high school and graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he became involved in filmmaking and won a Student Academy Award for his animated film No One For Chess. After earning a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from New York University, Richard worked on a number of children’s programs, including The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Lizzie McGuire. After watching a man steal a parking space from his mother-in-law, Richard created the Piggy Ticket, and the concept of Piggy Nation was born. Rosser went on to write his first children’s book, Piggy Nation A Day At Work With Dad. Richard lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and daughter. Email Richard at email@example.com
Alec Wells – Composer
An Angeleno by way of North Carolina, Alec has spent the last several years pursuing his interests in music composition and writing for the stage and screen. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Alec has been an avid musician for most of his life. Alec has written several musicals, including Larry’s Rhetorical Conundrum, which won the award for playwriting at the North Carolina Theatre conference. Alec is also one-fourth of the comedy production team, The Outside Joke, which has had over two million cumulative hits on YouTube, The Huffington Post, and College Humor. Email Alec at firstname.lastname@example.org
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