About

 

TIDTAYA SINUTOKE (ฑิตยา สินุธก)is an award-winning Thai musical theatre composer, writer, and musician based in New York City. Originally from Thailand, educated and living in America, her music reflects a life-long multicultural journey. Her writing celebrates Asian/-American women and immigrant stories through combining contemporary musical theatre sounds with traditional world music tonality. Composition credits include: HALF THE SKY (The 5th Avenue Theatre's First Draft Commission & 20/21 Digital Season), SUNWATCHER (The Civilians R&D Group), and DEAR MR. C (NYFA's City Artists Corps Grant). 

 

Tidtaya was awarded the 2017 Jonathan Larson® Grant, the 2020 Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award, the 2020 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, the 2021 International Theatermakers Award and the 2021 Fred Ebb Award. She was a recipient of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s 2018-2019 First Draft Commission.

Her works have been developed and supported by the Composer-Librettist Studio at New Dramatists, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Johnny Mercer Foundation, Kilroy's Honorable Mentions, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence, the Kurt Weill Foundation, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and the American Opera Project.

A proud member of ASCAP, the Dramatists Guild, Maestra, MUSE, and Thai Theatre Foundation. BM from Berklee College of Music; MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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Photo by Wanwanat Saengthong

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