Chris Hansen and his crew are waiting to catch yet another predator for their hit NBC show at the same time internal conflict begins to arise. Hansen is committing a public service, but he can't help but question the integrity of his career. Should he continue to "catch predators" and ride high ratings high? Is the sensational tone making his show less about investigative journalism and more like cheap entertainment? What will his family think as he continues to spend more time in cyberland and less time at home? It is up to Hansen himself to maintain his sanity and put Dateline NBC on the map. To Catch a Predator: The Musical examines what goes into creating a hit reality program and the personal and professional toll it takes on all involved.
Tyler Cochran (Librettist) is currently an adjunct instructor of film and theatre at Tarrant County College Northwest. He previously worked for nonprofits such as the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Opera, and Amphibian Stage Productions. Cochran has performed with Circle Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, and Stage West, among others. Tyler's short films, which he produced, directed, wrote, and performed in, have been screened with the Fort Worth lndie Film Showcase and QCinema as well as numerous festivals across Texas. He holds degrees from University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas, and Texas Christian University and is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatist's Guild.
Nicholas Zebrun (Composer) is an award-winning Fort Worth filmmaker, playwright, composer, and actor. A graduate of Tarrant County College, he owns and operates Esoteric Productions, an independent film company based in Fort Worth. Zebrun's films have been screened in numerous festivals across the country, including ones in California, Washington DC, and Florida. As a playwright and composer, his works have been locally produced by the Stolen Shakespeare Guild and Arts Fifth Avenue Playhouse.
Katreeva Phillips (Composer) is an award-winning filmmaker and composer from Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance. Phillips has performed with companies such as the Fort Worth Opera, Stage West, and Circle Theatre. She ran Billy's Globe House Theatre, a children's theatre program, where she wrote and produced five original plays and two musicals. She has two more musicals, and a web series she plans on completing soon.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
7 p.m.: Question & Answer session with Tyler Cochran (Librettist), Nicholas Zebrun (Composer), and Katreeva Phillips (Composer)
7:30 p.m.: Reading begins