The Show

After having the Model U.N. Presidency stolen out from under him by his now ex-boyfriend Peter, Joey and his best friend Eleanor are forced to navigate senior year of high school with their once-closest ally as their now-greatest foe. Eager to escape the world they live in, the two have decided to keep their heads in Joey’s fantasy stories. But when the pair develop relationships with two younger members of Model U.N., everyone is forced to choose what they need to do to get themselves and their friends to graduation and beyond, using Joey's stories to try and understand the chaotic world around them.

The Press

Broadway Briefing (2023)

Broadway Briefing (2022)

The People

Eli Cohen - Writer

Eli Cohen (they/he) is a writer, director, dramaturg, and producer whose work focuses on developing diverse stories that appeal to both underrepresented and traditional audiences. Their current writing project, The Chosen One, was developed as part of their thesis on "Queer Representation in Commercial Musical Theatre".  As a director, Eli is currently developing Cicada 3301. They also work with five-time Tony-award Winning Producer Hal Luftig (Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots) on projects including Life of Pi, Here Lies Love, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Eli studied musical theatre writing and directing at Northwestern University, and subsequently continued their education with writers including Marcy Heisler and Bill Finn. While at Northwestern, they worked on the Waa-Mu show, Northwestern's student-written musical, and served as librettist, lyricist, and composer for three shows: Beyond Belief, Manhattan Miracle, and For the Record. They have also developed shows with the American Music Theatre Project including Marie in Tomorrow Land, and previously worked in the Goodman Theatre's Literary Department

Original works include The Chosen One, -G-T, Far From Christopher Street, and (de)Generate. Eli's songs have been featured at venues including 54 Below, Green Room 42, The Cutting Room, as well as in concert with UNC Greensboro's Hear Our Voices and Tin Pan Alley 2. Eli also studied computer science, and runs a long-term Dungeons & Dragons game with their friends. Originally from Chicago, Eli now resides in New York and hopes to adopt a dog soon.

Mo Yeh - Orchestrator, Music Supervisor, Story Consultant

Mo Yeh (they/them) is an orchestrator, arranger, copyist, keyboard programmer, and app developer with a passion for queer and Asian-American musical theatre. Their current projects include Eli Cohen’s new musical, The Chosen One, and their thesis musical, Cicada 3301.

Professionally, Mo has worked as a music director and orchestrator at the Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals at the University of the Arts and Chicago Music Theatre Festival. They have also served on the music team for projects at Paper Mill Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Timber Lake Playhouse, Transcendence Theater Company, Paramount Theatre (Aurora), and The Tank.

Mo is a proud alumnus of BerkleeNYC (MA in Creative Media and Technology) and Northwestern University (BA in theatre). They work as an IT Helpdesk Analyst with Roundabout Theatre Company. When not in a theater, Mo loves disc golf, D&D, escape rooms, and board games.

Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf - Producer

Jamie Joeyen-Waldorf (she/her) has worked at both non-profit and commercial theatre companies across New York and Chicago, including the offices of producers Hunter Arnold and Daryl Roth, Tony Award-winning theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Allied Integrated Marketing. 

Jamie is a member of the 2023 Shubert Organization Artistic Circle. Recent credits: Grey House, A Doll's House (Tony nom), The Secret Garden @ LA's Ahmanson Theatre, The Kite Runner, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, and Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nom). Jamie serves on the Board of Directors of Young Artists of America, the DC Metro Area's premiere youth performing arts organization. 

In her free time, Jamie enjoys video gaming, cooking, and finding new escape rooms to solve! 

Abby Doermann  - Producer

Abby Doermann (she/her) is a theatre producer and manager based in NYC. She is passionate about bringing contemporary stories about young people and new musical theatre to the stage. She has worked for various theatre companies in Chicago and New York City and has a background in production and stage management.

After graduating with a BA in theatre management from Northwestern University, she  moved to NYC and earned her first Broadway credits on the production management teams of The Rose Tattoo (American Airlines Theater) and Company (Jacobs Theater). She worked on many other Broadway shows during her time with Aurora Productions, including Betrayal (Jacobs Theater) and Sea Wall/A Life (Hudson Theater), and she helped shut down productions during March 2020. 

During the pandemic, she worked in operations for the Biden presidential campaign and helped win Wisconsin. Currently, is a Theatre Account Manager with AKA and produces independent projects in the city. In her spare time, she enjoys role playing games with her friends, seeing movies, and tutoring the LSAT.