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Ada Westfall

 
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA
Bio:
ADA WESTFALL is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and proud trans-woman. As a composer, her original music for A Play On War (Connelly Theater) earned a 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. She has composed music for shows by Theater Mitu, The Civilians, NAATCO, and ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA

Bio:
ADA WESTFALL is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and proud trans-woman. As a composer, her original music for A Play On War (Connelly Theater) earned a 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. She has composed music for shows by Theater Mitu, The Civilians, NAATCO, and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Mrs. Herndon
Mrs. Herndon, Ensemble

Ada Westfall Biography

ADA WESTFALL is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, actor and proud trans-woman. As a composer, her original music for A Play On War (Connelly Theater) earned a 2010 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play. She has composed music for shows by Theater Mitu, The Civilians, NAATCO, and Built For Collapse and wrote/starred as punk burlesque alter-ego Minq Vaadka in Minq Vaadka’s Narcischism: Un Cabaret d’Adieu (Robert Moss Theater). As an onstage musician, she has live-scored, played, and sung in shows like David Byrne’s Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (Public Theater), The Last Goodbye (Old Globe), Death of a Salesman (BAM) and Nuclear Love Affair (Prague Fringe Festival). As an actor; Off-Broadway: Rimbaud in New York (BAM), Songbird (59E59), Juárez: A Documentary Mythology (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Apostle Project (NYTW). Regional: Pageant (Stoneham Theater), Juárez (American tour). International: Death of a Salesman (Santiago), The LaMaMa Cantata (Tokyo), A Dream Play (Abu Dhabi), One Night Stand: An Improvised Musical (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Juárez (Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo). Readings: Big Red Sun (54 Below), Volpone (Playwrights Horizons). Ada has played in other people’s bands and her own at many venues around NYC, such as Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, 54 Below, and Bowery Electric, in addition to self-releasing three albums as Minq Vaadka and three music videos. She has taught as a guest artist at NYU and Tamagawa University and has spent 11 years as an Associate Artist with Theater Mitu, with whom she participated in residencies at New York Theater Workshop, NYU Abu Dhabi, and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. She holds a BFA in Theater from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she attended Playwrights Horizons Theater School and CAP 21. www.adawestfall.com Instagram: @adawestfall




Ada Westfall News

One-Woman Rock Musical TRANS AM by Lisa Stephen Friday to Have Public Workshop at the Photo One-Woman Rock Musical TRANS AM by Lisa Stephen Friday to Have Public Workshop at the Hangar Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

TRANS AM, a ground-breaking new one-woman rock musical written by and starring actress/musician/rock star Lisa Stephen Friday is getting its latest development in August at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY August 18-21.

Shaina Taub on Future of SUFFS- 'I'd love for it go to Broadway...' Photo Shaina Taub on Future of SUFFS- 'I'd love for it go to Broadway...'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Shaina Taub has revealed that she would love for her show Suffs, currently playing at The Public Theater, to go to Broadway. 

VIDEO: SUFFS Star Grace McLean Performs 'Ladies' In A New Clip From the Show Photo VIDEO: SUFFS Star Grace McLean Performs 'Ladies' In A New Clip From the Show
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022

Shaina Taub's new musical SUFFS resumes performances tonight at The Public Theater. To celebrate, the company has released a brand-new look at the show featuring Grace McLean performing the song, 'Ladies' as Woodrow Wilson.

Performances of SUFFS Now Cancelled Through May 25 Photo Performances of SUFFS Now Cancelled Through May 25
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, performances of SUFFS have been cancelled through May 25. The limited run is set to close on May 29th.

SUFFS Cancels Performances Through May 22 Photo SUFFS Cancels Performances Through May 22
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, all performances of SUFFS have been cancelled through May 22. This comes after the show previously cancelled performances last weekend due to COVID-19.

SUFFS Cancels All Performances for May 14th and 15th Photo SUFFS Cancels All Performances for May 14th and 15th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022

According to The Public Theater's website, today and tomorrow's performances of SUFFS have been cancelled. The show was set to have play at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on May 14th, today, and May 15th, tomorrow. Other shows have been cancelled for this weekend due to Covid and illness, including Moulin Rouge! The Musical and The Skin Of Our Teeth. SUFFS is set to resume performances on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm. The limited run is set to close on May 29th. For the latest information about the show's schedule, visit https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/suffs/.

SUFFS Extended Through May 29 at The Public Theater Photo SUFFS Extended Through May 29 at The Public Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

The world premiere of Shaina Taub's SUFFS has extended again with another two-week extension through May 29. The production is currently on hiatus and will resume performances on April 12. 

Photos: SUFFS Hits the Stage Featuring Shaina Taub, Nikki M. James, Phillipa Soo, and Photo Photos: SUFFS Hits the Stage Featuring Shaina Taub, Nikki M. James, Phillipa Soo, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022

Shaina Taub's exciting new musical SUFFS is currently making its world premiere at The Public Theater. Get a look at its incredible cast in action below!

SUFFS Opening Night Performance Canceled Due to Covid-19; Performances Expected to Re Photo SUFFS Opening Night Performance Canceled Due to Covid-19; Performances Expected to Resume Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

The opening night performance of the new musical SUFFS has been canceled as the company of the show weathers a Covid-19 outbreak. The exciting new musical by Shaina Taub, was set to celebrate its opening night this evening, downtown at The Public Theater.

Tonight's Performance of SUFFS Canceled Due to Covid-19 Photo Tonight's Performance of SUFFS Canceled Due to Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2022

Tonight's performance of the new musical SUFFS has been canceled at The Public Theater due to numerous Covid-19 cases within the company. 

Ada Westfall Videos

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFR Videoplay
VIDEO: Phillipa Soo, Jenn Colella, Nikki M. James and More Sing 'How Long' From SUFFRAGIST

by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2020

Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Jenn Colella, Holly Gould, Stephanie Hsu, Nikki M. James, Grace McLean, Mia Pak, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, Kuhoo Verma, Ada Westfall, and Kate Wetherhead came together to perform 'How Long' from Shaina Taub's Suffragist, currently in development.

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC Videoplay
VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Calls the Stars of The Public's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Public Theater's WE ARE ONE PUBLIC, a one-night-only star-studded virtual event to support The Public, will take place on Monday, June 1. A new video has been released of host Jesse Tyler Ferguson hilariously making his rounds of phone calls to the stars who will appear in the event.

BWW TV: The Creation Myth Gets a Punk Rock Retelling in a Sneak Peek of LEAVING EDEN  Videoplay
BWW TV: The Creation Myth Gets a Punk Rock Retelling in a Sneak Peek of LEAVING EDEN at NYMF

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 28, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical LEAVING EDEN gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. LEAVING EDEN features a book & lyrics by Jenny Waxman; music by Ben Page and additional music by Ada Westfall. Woman and Man will never be the same.  In the beginning God created man and woman; Adam and Lilith. Lilith has some questions, Adam has some rules, and in a modern metropolis, Eve must deal with a mess of her own creation.  Leaving Eden is a punk-rock creation myth that asks: Is there wisdom in the Garden? And will we have to leave Eden to really know?