lift official site
POPart: The Musical official site
POPart: The Musical blog
Daryl's plays
York Theatre Company
Coastal Carolina Univ. Theatre
Dramatists Guild
Daryl's graphic design

Fazio & McAllister

AARON McAllister (composer) and Daryl Lisa Fazio (lyricist/librettist) met in 2006 as new professors at Coastal Carolina University. Within weeks of discovering one was a playwright (Daryl has had plays produced Off-Broadway and regionally— and the other a composer (Aaron is also a highly sought-after vocal coach and professional musical director), they were at work on their first musical, a completely original concept that became the dramatic piece, lift. They haven't stopped collaborating since.

Daryl Lisa Fazio

Daryl is a playwright and theatre graphic designer hatched in Mississippi. Her plays include Split in Three (world premiere, Florida Rep), Greyhounds (off-Broadway and a recent production at the Actors Repertory Theatre of Luxembourg), and Georgia Out of My Mind (Minnesota Fringe Festival). Musicals, with composer Aaron McAllister, include POPart (New York Musical Theatre Festival) and lift. Her latest project, Freed Spirits, is a commission for Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. Daryl studied Acting at Northwestern University, got her MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Memphis, is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and lives in Atlanta, GA.

Aaron McAllister

Aaron is the resident musical and conductor at The Fulton Theatre. He has musically directed and conducted more than 70 musicals around the country and is a highly sought after vocal coach/performance clinician. As a composer, Aaron has written the scores to three original musicals (lift, POPart, and Blackout), which have been developed around the country, including off-Broadway, and has contributed songs, arrangements and orchestrations to several other original theatrical works. He is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo (B.A. in vocal performance and conducting) and the University of Maryland (M.M. in conducting).

TEMPO magazine feature. Spring/2008. Click to download a PDF.
Photography: Stephanie Hutto. Graphic design: Rob Byrd.