ABOUT

Contact:

Shawn Magill, Michael Federico & Seth Magill - spacegrove@gmail.com

On the Eve was first produced in a staged-reading workshop in 2011, advancing to a ten-show production at Margo Jones Theatre in Dallas in 2012, earning year-end best mentions by D Magazine, Theatre Jones, Dallas Voice, and Dallas Observer. The 2013 DFW Theatre Critics Forum awarded it Best New Play or Musical, and Best Creative Contribution for Score. In 2014, a 23-show professional premiere production was held at Theatre Three Dallas, reaching 2014 year-end best lists for D Magazine and Dallas Culture Map and receiving The Column Awards’ 2014 Steve Lovett Award for Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright.

On The Eve was chosen as one of eight finalists presented in the 2015 National Alliance of Musical Theatre New Musical Festival in New York City, was presented as a workshop by San Diego State University MFA Program in 2015, and received a concert production in New York City at Joe's Pub in 2016 produced by Theatre C, currently developing On the Eve with plans for a full production.

  • Story by Seth Magill, Shawn Magill, and Michael Federico
  • Book by Michael Federico 
  • Lyrics by Seth Magill
  • Music by Shawn Magill and Seth Magill

Michael Federico has worked as a playwright and actor in Dallas, Chicago, and Austin. Along with On the Eve, his produced plays include Talent Show 1989Ben Franklin: A Metal Opera (co-written with Cameron Cobb & Spencer Driggers), and Propaganda! His cosplay/dance-club version of Faust (co-written with Jeffrey Schmidt) premieres in Dallas, this October. He has served as an Artistic Company Member of Dallas’s Kitchen Dog Theater since 2007, and is a recipient of multiple Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum Awards both as a playwright and actor. 

Shawn Magill has recently worked as composer and executive music producer for feature film Sunny In The Dark, as music director for A Christmas Carol at The Dallas Theater Center, as composer/sound designer for Nocturne at Second Thought Dallas, and as composer/producer for her solo-piano album, The Imaginations of Man. Shawn is a co-founder of indie-rock band Home By Hovercraft, whose nationally acclaimed LP Are We Chameleons? features music from On The Eve. The DFW Theatre Critics Forum awarded her honors as playwright and composer/performer for On The Eve. Shawn serves as Vice President at Chideo, The Charity Network.

Seth Magill is a co-founder of indie-rock band Home By Hovercraft, whose nationally acclaimed LP Are We Chameleons? features music from On The Eve. Seth received DFW Theatre Critics awards as a playwright and actor for his work in On The Eve. A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Seth was last seen as Fred in The Dallas Theater Center’s production of A Christmas Carol, as Chase Spacegrove in On The Eve at Theatre Three Dallas, and many memorable roles with Dallas Children’s Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater and Shakespeare Dallas. He has his B.F.A. in Acting from Southern Methodist University.