In The Scarlet Savior, Maggie Sullivan, a small town superhero, gets hired by Superhero Inc. to take over as New York City's first female superhero in the wake of the famous Powerfist's murder by New York's villain, The Siren. But life isn't a comic book and Maggie soon learns that the lines between heroes and villains aren't so clearly drawn.
The Scarlet Savior's origin story began with a commission from UC Irvine's Satellite program in 2018, which culminated in a workshop production of the first act, or, more accurately, Issue #1. Afterwards, a second issue/act was written, which culminated in a staged reading at the Dramatists Guild of America in October 2018, leading to an Off-Broadway production in February 2019, which ran for two months as part of the inaugural season of the Pop-sical Festival at St. Luke's Theatre.
Austin Nuckols is an NYC based composer, lyricist, and pianist hailing from Mechanicsville, Virginia. In his home state he received a BA in Music from University of Richmond, and afterwards completed his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. There, he met Lily Dwoskin with whom he first drafted Hyena in Petticoats, and has been writing with since. Other projects include Same Old Tune (University of Richmond), After Ever After (TheatreWorks, Texas), Allison Wonderland and What’s the Deal with Scrooge? (Pantomonium Productions, NYC) and Inside Cloud 9 (Firehouse Theatre, Richmond). Austin is an experienced music director, for shows from educational to regional to Off-Broadway level.
Lily Dwoskin is a bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright based in New York. She is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. There she met Austin Nuckols and together they wrote: Hyena in Petticoats and The Scarlet Savior. Originally, Lily is from the greater Philadelphia region. Her one act plays: Tales of Edgar Allen Poe and Story Time: The Wizard of Oz were commissioned by Hedgerow Theatre Company. A few of Lily’s stand alone songs were performed in William Finn’s “Ridiculously Talented…” cabaret at Barrington Stage Company. Lily works for and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and has worked as a director, dramaturg, teaching artist and stage manager.