Biographies

Rob Susman (Composer/Musical Director) performed with the Allman Brothers Band, Christina Aguilera, Neil Diamond, Tito Puente, and Branford Marsalis. His Broadway pit credits include: “Gypsy”, “Wonderful Town” and “The Color Purple”. He has served as musical director and rehearsal pianist for several NYU productions, and played in pit orchestras for more than 50 different shows.  He has composed for PBS’s “Reading Rainbow” and works as a professional arranger. Rob has played on dozens of albums, television commercials, and video game soundtracks.

Erica Ether (book writer) has been apart of the collective process to bring Save the Robots from Hagatha’s CBGB’s mix-tapes to the theatrical stage since moving to New York City in 2011. Her original Motion Comic Music Video single “STAR+CROST” she illustrated panel by panel became an official selection of the “Williamsburg International Film Festival”. She maintains writing and producing her own original Disco-Noir music and performing in the Brooklyn/NYC areas.

Clark Render (Lyricist) is thrilled to be working with Rob Erica on STR. A long time fixture on the off off off Broadway/nightclub scene, Clark has graced some of the dingiest places imaginable.  In addition to fronting Hagatha, he is one half of the comedy duo “Duelling Bankheads” (thank you Tallulah), as well as a member of the “Black Lips” performance cult founded by Antony of the world famous Antony and the Johnsons. To quote William Burroughs “you always were a headache, and you always were a bore”, we are not having any of that, kisses.