Dave Malloy is a composer/writer/performer/sound designer making his fourth appearance at A.R.T., following the Obie Award-winning Three Pianos, Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage, and, most recently,Ghost Quartet. He has written the music for ten musicals, including Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Richard Rodgers Award, Obie Award, and 11 Lortel nominations). Other musicals include Preludes at LCT3, Black Wizard/Blue Wizard, Beardo, Sandwich, and Clown Bible. He has won a Jonathan Larson Grant, an ASCAP New Horizons Award, and a NEA/TCG Grant for Theatre Designers, has been a Guest Professor in devised music theater at Princeton and Vassar Universities, and is the composer for Banana Bag & Bodice. Future projects include adaptations of Moby-Dick and Shakespeare’s Henriad, commissioned by The Public and Berkeley Repertory Theater, and a piece on Taoism at ACT.