DRAFT 387 –
A Concert of Original Songs
That Were All, At One Point, Very Very Bad
Saturday, June 23 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM
Created & Performed by WINLITT
Directed by RUTH LICHTMAN
WINLITT is ELLEN WINTER & CHRIS LITTLER
Join writer-composers, Ellen Winter and Chris Littler, as they have a prolonged existential crisis onstage. This concert/confessional will trace all the way back to the indie-folk-rock storymaking duo’s musical origins in a celebration of the collaborative process — and of being so very wrong 99.9999% of the time.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
WINLITT is a writing/composing duo based in Brooklyn. With degrees from Sarah Lawrence and NYU respectively, they fuse their backgrounds in playwriting and screenwriting with indie musical stylings. For the last four years, they’ve written and performed as the front men of Chamber Band, a five-piece nerd-rock group with three concept albums and national tours under their belts. Their knack for storytelling and fascination with pushing medium and genre led them to composing their first musical, 36 Questions, a musical podcast starring Jonathan Groff and Jessie Shelton. Ellen lives in South Brooklyn with her partner and 34 plants. Chris lives in Bushwick with his fiancée and their dog.
ELLEN WINTER is a performer, composer and theater-maker from the woods of Northern Virginia, currently camping out in Brooklyn. As a songwriter, she’s performed at the Knitting Factory, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Sofar Sounds, Rough Trade, Ars Nova and many more. Since 2013, she’s written and belted with nerd-rock group, Chamber Band. In the realm of theater, she’s been on the music teams of Dave Malloy, César Alvarez, The Bengsons, Mark Bennett, Brandon James Gwinn and Heather Christian. And in March 2018, she was seen behind the piano of Pipeline Theatre Company’s Folk Wandering as their pianist, conductor and music director. She’s currently on post-production for her debut studio album, Every Feeling.
CHRIS LITTLER is a writer-composer from the deep suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. He has worked with an amazing variety of incredible human beings since graduating from Tisch — including a year working as the creative assistant to Canadian funnyman Mike Myers. He wrote a full-length concept album about falling in love and tabletop gaming called Deities. He’s also a staff writer on the Limetown podcast — including the upcoming second season. He does not know what happened to Judith in Sedona.
RUTH LICHTMAN is a multidisciplinary artist and producer whose original video work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Aeon, and The Huffington Post. In 2015, she designed and assistant directed Animated Life, a science puppet video series that was nominated for an Emmy. She worked for two years as a director and co-producer for The Royal Frog Ballet’s Cabaret, a large-scale outdoor performance installed on farms around New England. Recently, she has been working in the world of podcasts: first as the production manager for the hit podcast musical 36 Questions and, this year, as a producer on a forthcoming podcast for Crooked Media. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner. RFLichtman.com.
ABOUT THE LOUNGE SERIES
While ANT Fest rages nonstop all month long, don’t miss the Lounge Series — intimate, pop-up encounters with fest alums, debuting fresh new ideas and sounds — in the oh-so-lux ANT Fest Lounge.
PARTY WITH US
Party with the artists post-show in our swank AF lounge! We’re servin‘ up hot slices & cold brews at the straight-up cheapest bar in midtown. All the cool kids will be there.