Monstersongs VR Team
Rob Rokicki is a songwriter, performer, music director and educator. He is the composer/lyricist of the Broadway and touring productions of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (book by Joe Tracz); nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, an Off Broadway Alliance, and a Lortel Award. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. Other projects: Punk Rock Girl (with Joe Iconis); Love, NY; Strange Tails (Ars Nova); Eleven Eleven (with Michael Ruby); the graphic novel rock musical, Monstersongs (art by David O’Neill). Two-time Larson Award finalist. Albums available on Broadway Records and Great White Wax. BFA, BA University of Michigan. www.robertrokicki.com @rrokicks
With Monstersongs I combine my experience as a theatre producer with my passion for VR.
True Believer is my second collaboration with Rob Rokicki. I adapted the song for a VR experience that will also be released as a 360 video on YouTube.
My experience in the gaming industry include Project Management for Testronic Labs and Community Management for Sony PlayStation. I worked as Marketing Manager for the Hamburg based indie dev OneManOnMars.
I have worked as producer for Playlines’ Consequences which has been featured as a finalist for the Innovation in Storytelling award at the Future of Storytelling Festival. Her previous work as a theatre producer includes: Musical Bites (The Other Palace), Paper Hearts (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Paper Hearts tour to Germany (First Stage Theatre, Hamburg), Mountview at the V&A (Victorian and Albert museum). Assisting credits include: My Name is Beethoven (Willem Metz), Aria-Entertainment’s From Page to Stage (The Other Palace), Evita (United Stages Vienna) and assistant tour manager for Holiday On Ice.
Original Art Design
Dave O'Neill is an award-winning children's book Illustrator and Art Director in NYC. As the O'Neill in Shankman and O'Neill Children's Books, Dave has nine titles in the library including the best selling "I Met a Moose in Maine One Day", "When a Lobster Buys a Bathrobe" and "Where's the Bathroom?"
Dave's work has taken him to toy design, marketing, illustration and stage work and performs as an eleven-year member of Out of Order, a NJ-based comedy troupe. For more of Dave's work, visit www.oneilldave.blogspot.com and www.shankmanoneill.com
Michael Adefehinti is a technology enthusiast and tech artist whose main interests lean towards real-time rendering technology and immersive experiences. Michael worked as product specialist at Disguise. He holds a BA in Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He is experienced in leading workshops and training in immersive tech. He mentored students at Beijing Film Academy in content creation and projection mapping. He currently works on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s interactive online performance Dream.