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June Rachelson-Ospa / Bio

A few weeks ago Tourettaville was in the International Midtown Theatre Festival. Posted in in Facebook.Marty wrote me and we started writing together. We are now writing songs together. One being TOGETHER FOREVER WE WILL STAND
I am so thrilled to be writing with Marty!!!!We have a wonderful collaboration!

June is a copywriter, playwright, lyricist, book writer and producer. She is partner with Daniel Neiden in Bozomoon Productions (www.bozomoonshows.com)
1974-1985 June spent over 10 years as advertising copywriter at Grey Advertising, Ogilvy & Mater, McCaffrey & McCall, Landor Associates. Her clients included Kenner Toys, McDonalds, Burger King. Exxon Arts and more. She created campaigns, headlines, copy, shows and more for her clients. She was a namer for 4 years for Landor

Their Welcome to Tourettaville, about Tourette Syndrome, won the Kennedy Center's Very Special Arts Playwright Discovery Award and was performed for Congress at the Kennedy Center in DC: Book -June and Daniel, Lyric- June, Music- Daniel. The musical was adapted from a story written by her then seven-year-old son Jonathan who was diagnosed with TS at age five. June has many years experience mentoring special need children through YMCA Afterschool Programs, as Academy Director at AMAS Musical Theatre, and with the National Tourette Syndrome Association. Using musical theatre programs as the vehicle, June has successfully mentored youth with Tourette Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Produced with Daniel Neiden:
Midtown Children's Theatre Festival (Producers Club - NYC, summer 2008)
True Colors of Weedle October 2013 Central Library Brooklyn, Red Hook Library, Standing Tall NYC.
Rapunzarella White NYC, Texas, NJ
No More Waiting (NYC Duplex)
Meester Amerika (TRU Musical Reading Series in 2006; Workshop Production at St. Luke's Theater 2007).
Ship of Dreams (from T’ville) featured on CD: “Songs for Children 3 To 103.”
Up Against the Wall (vocals Rock Icon Peppy Castro),
Kindness Concert at Bryant Park, NYC – 2007

Orphan Train (York Theatre)
Oh Rats (Vexler Theatre-San Antonio)
ACE Cabaret-Eugene Oregon
Guardian Angel (La Mama-NYC)
Adding Machine: TRU (Musical Reading Series-NYC)
Godspell on Broadway with Ken Davenport

A Christmas Story the Musical with Pat Addiss LUNT FONTAINE NOV. 5, 2012, Madison Square Garden December 2013

Imaginary Boy with Stephan McCall and Daniel Neiden premiering at the Hurrah Theatre in 2015 based on Stephan's book about having tourette syndrome and being bullied. Upcoming
True Colors of Weedle is touring now with Identity Theater
A Voice for The Voiceless (2013) http://www.broadwayvoiceless.com
Swamp Stompin; (2013) Luther Kent CD.release
Gone to Texas (Globe Winner in San Antonio) Josephine Theatre, Texas, York Theatre NYC, Inside the Alamo (youtube type in June Rachelson-Ospa for the Alamo performance)
Welcome to Tourettaville: Grammy winner Dr. John recorded song from Tourettaville, Best Ensemble Award at Neurofest in 2005, was produced at 13th Street Rep by Identity Theatre Company in 2012.
Stellaluna (MGM released July 20, 2004)
S.W.A.K.! Sealed with a Kiss (Genesius Guild, Little Fig Stages, Mt. Kisco, NY)
Triangle (Players Theatre NYC 2009)
Some Things Get Better with Age (showcased at 13th StreetRep in NYC) - renamed: The Hotel BelleClaire
Rapunzarella White (Midtown Children's Theatre Festival - Producers Club, NYC, San Antonio, Woodlawn Theatre, Bergen County Players NJ)
Ship of Dreams and Swamp Stompin' 2009 from New Orleans album entitled Music for Children 3 to 103
True Colors of Weedle (Players Theatre 2007; Midtown Children's Theatre Festival in 2008; Texas Nonprofit Theatres, TX 2010)
Big Man on Campus (in development)
Up Against the Wall (vocals Rock Icon Peppy Castro)
The Accidental Pervert theme song for one-man show The Accidental Pervert; the show is approaching it's 300th performance in NYC.
NEW DAY with Vince Giordano and the Night Hawks (Composer John Califra)
NATIONAL DEFENSE BLUES –Vocal John Hammond JR (Califa –Music)

S.W.A.K.! Sealed with a Kiss: Texas Nonprofit Theatres, TX - June 2012
Jacob Ospa is animating T-Ville for 2013 release
Bollywood and Vine based on the movie (Book, Edward Jordon)
Rapunzarella White CD with Jeff Keller (Phantom: Broadway), Ann Crumb (Lez Miz: Broadway), Kevin Duda (Book of Mormon: Broadway)
Rapunzarella White children's book. Illustrated by Sanford Hoffman.
True Colors of Weedle (Identity Theatre 2013)
Bully Musical in development with Daniel, Stephen McCall and Trxie, Schmoop and the Green Monster musical .Triangle the Musical in development with Daniel (Music by Mark Barkan)The Hotel Belleclaire (Co-Producers Marilyn Lester and Carol Hastings
Stupid Wig The Musical 2013. In Development with Luis Selgado (In the Heights) And Jim Kierstead ( Pippin, Kinky Boots and Rocky on Broadway)

June is a member of the League of Professional Theater Women, Dramatist Guild, ASCAP, Past TRU Board member (Theater Resources Unlimited is a NYC producing organization.) National Association of Professional Women-VIP
June spent many years of the Tourette Syndrome Association Board and created mentor brunches with Michael Wolff. She is the Artistic Director for Identity Theater a theatre company www.identitytheater.com

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June Rachelson-Ospa - Lyricist
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June Rachelson-Ospa
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New York, NY