Reich, Athena 1976-

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REICH, Athena 1976-

PERSONAL:

Born May 28, 1976, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Peter (a professor of linguistics) and Carol (a professor of special education and a psychotherapist; maiden name, Musselman) Reich. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, B.F.A., 1999. Politics: Green. Religion: "Christian/Jewish/Pagan."

ADDRESSES:

Home—255 West 43rd St., No. 802, New York, NY 10036. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Shadow Box Theater, New York, NY, teaching artist, 2001-03; Manhattan New Music Project, New York, NY, teaching composer, 2003. Performer in Athena under Attack (rock music opera), Sticks and Stones Productions, 2002.

MEMBER:

Dramatists Guild, Actors' Equity Association, Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada.

WRITINGS:

(And composer and lyricist) Athena under Attack (rock music opera), produced by Sticks and Stones Productions, 2002.

Cassandra and the Great King Coral (juvenile), Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, NY), 2002.

Composer, lyricist, producer, and performer for the album "A Sly Sardonic Grin," released by Mighty Thighs Production, 1998. Music reviewer for Internet Web sites.

ADAPTATIONS:

The opera Athena under Attack was recorded as an original cast album, released by Mighty Thighs Production, 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

"Fractures of Self" (tentative title), an album; writing new songs.

SIDELIGHTS:

Athena Reich told CA: "Athena under Attack takes place in New York City on September 11, 2001, and explores contrasting political viewpoints, opposing emotional reactions, and illustrates the necessity for peace. My work deals with themes of social taboo, violence, playful surrealism, and relationships."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

ONLINE

Athena Reich Web Site,http://www.athenareich.com (December 28, 2003).