Accepted into the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a Lyricist


Collaborated as bookwriter and choreographer – with music by

Emma Claye – to create the original 15-minute musical Shadowed Parable, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's Shadow, for

Musical Theatre Factory's 4X15 series during their residency at Pace University.

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Appeared on Backstage Talk

hosted by Matín Acuña as part of the

Broadway Podcast Network.


Episode available here.


Selected as the first 

Artistic Producing Fellow

at Vineyard Theatre



The Evolution of (Henry) Mann

Directed by Jason Aguirre

Music and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen

Book and Lyrics by Dan Elish

American Theater Group

The Evolution Of (Henry) Mann follows Henry Mann, a 30-something single New Yorker eager to settle down…or so he thinks. After receiving an invitation to his ex-fiancée’s wedding, he embarks on a quest to find his perfect date.  After a 2018 Off-Broadway run, writers Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish revisit their script to this 21st Century romantic comedy for this new production.

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Durra Leung's

Lullabies for Motherfuckers Vol.1

Directed by Jason Aguirre

Created by Durra Leung

Music Directed by Adam J. Rineer

Sponsored by City Artist Corps

Press Release – TheaterMania

He loves rom-coms. He writes rom-coms. Well, he lives in a rom-com, though the meet-cute never happens. From surviving the dating(-app) scene in NYC as a Chinese gay man, to finding self-love through a lifelong frenemy and a new hot neighbor, join award-winning composer-lyricist Durra Leung as he comments on the hidden episodes of his life with original songs. Performed by Leung and a small ensemble of performers, this 60-minute musical event is part cabaret and part fabulous self-exposé. 

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The Apartment Plays

Directed by Jason Aguirre

Playdate Theatre – The Tank

Press Release – Broadway World

"...The Apartment Plays, Playdate is creating a virtual sitcom. Their set is composed of projections based on the original rendering that prompted the writers, and we will be taping the performances similar to a live taping of your favorite multi-cam sitcom...Each night, writers will be working with our creative team and actors to test out new jokes, punch up lines, and maybe even try a new ending. No two shows will be the same and they are inviting the public to join their live studio audience."


Selected for the Third Cohort in the

Roundabout Directors Group

Press Release – Broadway World

The Roundabout Directors Group was created to offer resources and provide career assistance to early career directors for the American Theatre who have traditionally been denied equitable opportunities in the theatre industry. Building on the work begun through the Roundabout Directing Fellowship, the group will create artistic community for directors at similar stages of their careers, fostering camaraderie, lateral mentorship, access to expanded professional networks, and insight into the workings of a large not-for-profit institution.


Support for the Directors Group and all of Roundabout's Artists in Residence programming is generously provided by the Leon Levy Foundation.


Selected for SDCF Fellowship

mentored by Susan Stroman


Accepted into the BMI Lehman Engel Librettist Workshop and Completed the Bookwriting Basics Workshop


Received the George and Joy Abbott

MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration

from Temple University