Photo by Joey Stocks

Photo by Joey Stocks

 Yale Institute for Music Theatre (2013)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre (2013)

JACOB and REBEKAH are interested in:
diverse characters
women-forward stories
deconstructing musical genres

small towns
big heros

earnest humor
music that feels like a hug
moral relativism / liminal spaces
upending the status quo

"Lucky" performed by Katrina Rose Dideriksen

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.  Six years later, they still collaborate and caffeinate together in New York, Minnesota, Vermont, Ohio and wherever else their work takes them.  

Their current shows include THE LAST QUEEN OF CANAAN (book by Harrison David Rivers), WRINGER (based on the Newbury Award winning novel by Jerry Spinelli) and THE COUP, or YOU AND ME, AND THE PIANO (book with Victor Lesniewski).  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.

"We Believe in Love" performed by Charity Angél Dawson, Cole Burden, Dan Domenech, Alexa Green, Corey Mach, Laura Pavles, Tori Scott, Melvin Tunstall, Lauren Turner, Dan Rosales, Matt Gallagher, Michael Aarons, Ben Lively, Jennifer Baxmeyer and Peter Sachon

"When the River Runs Low" performed by Charity Angél Dawson with Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Marja Harmon & Jon-Michael Reese 

"Brush Off" performed by Jon-Michael Reese with Charity Angél Dawson, Kristolyn Lloyd & Dan Domenech

"The Shape of Love" performed by Rebekah Greer Melocik and Jacob Yandura

Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project

Northwestern University (2012)