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GRETA GERTLER GOLD is a composer, lyricist, performer and producer. A Yaddo Fellow, Jonathan Larson Grant and NY Women's Fund Finalist, she was awarded a Create NSW Grant with playwright Hilary Bell to write a musical adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s "Picnic at Hanging Rock", directed by Jo Bonney. She produced the first 29-hour reading of “Picnic” in November 2023 at Open Jar Studios, NYC following a music workshop at Ars Nova and a developmental workshop at the Hayes Theatre, Sydney earlier in the year.


She composed music for psychedelic rock musical "The Red Tree" (based on Shaun Tan's book) in collaboration with Hilary Bell for seasons at Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and National Theatre of Parramatta. Gertler Gold and Bell also received a Cultural Grant from the City of Sydney and Create NSW Grant to develop a musical adaptation of Bell & Antonia Pesenti’s "Alphabetical Sydney", which toured Riverside Theatre, Sydney Opera House, The Joan and The Concourse.


Greta and playwright Alexandra Collier were awarded residencies and workshops to develop rock musical “Triplight” at Ucross Foundation (Wyoming), Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Space at Ryder Farm, New Musicals Australia and The Tank (NYC) culminating in a concert season starring Kristen Sieh and Tony Torn at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, NYC. Greta was a composer in Ars Nova's "Uncharted" Program and Polyphone Festival (Philadelphia), where she developed the musical "The Real Whisper" with playwright Akin Salawu. She and Stew (Tony Award winning creator of "Passing Strange") were granted a residence at The Orchard to begin development of their musical "Anna Hit". Greta was also a composer in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.


Greta has performed and released several albums as a solo artist and with her bands The Universal Thump and Peccadillo, and has toured the USA, Australia and Europe and made her Lincoln Center debut in early 2023 with her show ‘Characters’ merging an orchestral pop ensemble with guests from the musical theater world. Greta's songs have been featured multiple times on NPR, she was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts Grant to tour in support of her theatrical concept album "Edible Restaurant".


She co-penned multi-platinum-selling pop songs, "Blow Up the Pokies" and "Charlie #3", performed by The Whitlams (Warner Music Australia), featured in the musical "Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You" (Hayes Theatre). Greta is also currently composing music for Dr. Seuss characters Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, The Grinch and others for Tonies toy company, in collaboration with LA-based actor-producer, Bill Kates. She is a member of ASCAP, The Dramatists Guild and Maestra. 

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