JACOB and REBEKAH are interested in:
deconstructing musical genres
music that feels like a hug
moral relativism / liminal spaces
upending the status quo
YANDURA & MELOCIK | Songwriters & Pals
JACOB YANDURA and REBEKAH GREER MELOCIK grew up an hour apart from one another in rural northern Ohio. When they finally met in 2010, it was as M.F.A. classmates at New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, where a lifelong friendship began. Eight years later, they still collaborate and caffeinate together in New York City, Minnesota, Vermont, Ohio and wherever else their work takes them.
Most recently, Jacob and Rebekah are at work with 21-time Tony Award winning director Harold Prince on an adaptation of the 2015 Peabody Award-winning documentary HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO (book by Bess Wohl). Their other projects include THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN (book by Harrison David Rivers), THE COUP, and WRINGER, a commission by New York City Children's Theater, based on the novel by Jerry Spinelli (Off-Broadway; New York City Center Stage II). They are proud to have worked with many esteemed organizations such as the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Ars Nova's UNCHARTED residency, the Dramatists Guild Fellowship Program, the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat.
Aside from their musical theater projects, YANDURA & MELOCIK write pop, cabaret and other stand-alone songs.
Check out their sheet music here.