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As a musical theatre writer, I am driven by the transformative power of storytelling through the collaboration of music and drama. Each story, usually about an ordinary person achieving extraordinary things, has the ability to inspire and transform the world around us. My goal for each piece is to take you on an unforgettable journey through an epic tale or simplistic beauty, granting you the freedom to experience hope, heartbreak, and a little magic.
Derek P. Hassler is a musical theatre bookwriter & lyricist based in New York City. His recent works include Queen of the West (music by Landon Braverman; winner of Best Musical at the Manhattan Theatre Mission Showcase), CHOICES (music by Landon Braverman; winner 2012 Best Book at the West Village Musical Theatre Festival; 2012 Ken Davenport Short Play Finalist; selected 2013 National Asian Artist Project), and Last Resort (music by Helen Park; presented in concert at the Duplex Theatre).