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The Creators

DINA SORAYA GREGORY (Bookwriter/Lyricist) is a Virginia-based storyteller and lyricist. Her work spans opera, musical theatre, audio drama and choral music. 


As bookwriter-lyricist, her musicals include “T-Room” (Endstation Theatre Company, 2023),  “Hello Sky,” about artist Georgia O’Keeffe (OperaLancaster, 2010),  and “Willy & Rupert” (O’Neill National Theatre Conference, 2005). As lyricist, her works include “My Marcello” (Broadway Records, 2021), “Grateful” (Hear Her Song, 2019), and popular choir piece “Angel Breathing Out” (Heritage Music, 2007).


As author, Dina has penned over twenty stories for Audible, including short stories “Gingerella” and “The Chocolate Tree,” a multi-cast adaptation of “The Wind in the Willows” (2020) and an immersive retelling of “The Little Mermaid,” narrated by platinum-selling artist Leigh-Anne Pinnock (2023). 


Many of Dina’s projects are written with her twin-sister, composer Rosabella Gregory. Their latest collaboration is an opera based on Dina’s short story “The Haberdasher Prince,” commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City (April, 2024).


ALISA BAIR (Co-Bookwriter/Lyricist and Composer) is a Maryland-based writer, speaker and composer.


With degrees from East Carolina University's School of Music and New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, her music and words have been published by Columbia Pictures Publications, CPP/Belwin, Hope Publishing, Heritage Music Press, Choristers Guild, Subito Music Publishing, Guideposts, Good Books (with foreign translations), and Walnut Street Books.


In addition to Hello Sky, which had its five-day, sold-out premiere with OperaLancaster in Pa., she is also librettist for The Lost Son, (Neal S. Harnly, composer), commissioned by Soli Deo Gloria, which had its world premiere in 2010 with the renowned Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and bookwriter, lyricist and composer of a new musical in development (2024), Audience of One.


She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. 

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