A native Nantucketer and pioneer in women’s education in the 19th Century, Maria Mitchell was a celebrated American astronomer and renowned for her discovery of “Miss Mitchell’s comet.” We are writing a new concept album inspired by her story. Learn more about her life and legacy through these resources.
Miss Mitchell is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Ensemble Studio Theater Company / Alfred P. Sloan Project to develop new plays exploring science and technology.
The Westside Cowboys of Death Avenue
Fully written, scored, and performed by The Lobbyists, The Westside Cowboys is a raucous story that takes place in the Meatpacking District of turn-of-the-century New York City, when cowboys raced ahead of trains to keep passers by off the tracks.
The West Side Cowboys of Death Avenue was recently invited by the Johnny Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed Musicals for a week long residency in January 2020.