Noelle’s resume

NOELLE DONFELD, playwright and lyricist, has written nineteen musicals, most of which have been performed by theatres around the country.

August 19, 2014 – PURITANICAL! is being read at NoHo Arts Center, 8 p.m.  For tickets,

In 2014 – 2015, MITA, THE MAGNIFICENT (book, lyrics, music) represented by, is being toured by the Walnut Street Theatre troupe to schools in three states. MISS VULCAN 1939 will be produced again by Red Mountain Theatre, and PURITANICAL! was selected for the spring reading series by Malibu Playhouse.

In 2012, POWDER PUFF PILOTS was work-shopped by Hi-Tech High (Adrian Brewley), GHOST-S was selected by Katselas Theatre’s INKubator program, and PURITANICAL – COFFINS OF THE MAYFLOWER, had a reading produced by DOMA Theatre at The Met. In 2011, MISS VULCAN 1939, (lyrics) formerly commissioned and produced twice by Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, was produced by Actor’s Co-op, Hollywood.  GHOST-S and POWDER PUFF PILOTS (lyrics) were part of Stages 2011.  A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN (lyrics) had its first reading at ANMT. In 2009 – 2010, THE REVOLUTION OF BETSY LORING (book and lyrics) was read at Encore Theater in Dayton, Ohio (and formerly selected for a workshop for The Tomorrow Project, Casa Manana Theatre, Ft. Worth); THE ANTIQUE SHOPPE, (lyrics) was read and featured in the July/August 2010 issue of “The Dramatist Magazine”; SQUEAK (lyrics) premiered at the La Canada Theatre; GHOST(S) (lyrics) was staged by the Lyric Theatre, L.A, and POWDER PUFF PILOTS (lyrics) was part of the University of California, Irvine Musical Theatre Festival. THE SPARK, HANNAH SENESH, (book and lyrics) was performed at Pacific Palisades Playwrights Festival and at Theatre Building Chicago. CARJACKED! (libretto) premiered at 10 by 10 at the Triangle, the Arts Center, Carrboro, N.C.

Earlier produced works include: HANDS, (book, lyrics and co-music) was featured in Stages 2000 at Theatre Building Chicago; TWAS, (lyrics) was commissioned by Nextstage Productions, Houston and work-shopped at the Cashman Theatre and University of Houston, produced by Stuart Ostrow; SHAHRAZAD, HEADS OR TALES, (co-book, lyrics) was read at the Century City Theatre, read by Mercury Musicals, London, and work-shopped by Jon Rivera of Playwrights Arena, and AESOP (book, lyrics) was read at Musical Theatre West. She has also written: FORBIDDEN KINGDOM (lyrics) and BIG TOP (book and lyrics).

A member of the Dramatist Guild, ANMT, LAFPI and ASCAP, Noelle is a triple semi-finalist of the Eugene O’Neill Musical Theatre Project.