Jarlath Barsanti Jacobs is a is a multi-award-winning copywriter for major NYC agencies, specializing in lyrics.  She got a tingle writing jingles and jumped ship to climb on board the theater train.  She has good taste in the composers too.  “I’m a Sondheim freak who jumped from the world of advertising jingles to theater.”  In her version of life, there is less despair and more unicorns and rainbows that translates into her work. “My mission is to lighten the load of life.  I write about the world as it should be or try to soften the blow of life as it is.”  It helps to have likeminded talented people to work with.  “I was lucky enough to find two collaborators who offer simpatico and great talent.  Emilio for music. Fred for direction.”  He musical, Fire Island combines wonderful elements with themes of love and equity.  Fire Island is full of romance, beauty, heart and fun. “ It’s a summer fun musical with a darker tone of realism underneath as it takes place at the height of the AIDS  crisis and zooms forward 22 years to the day gay marriage became legal.  It is the story  of a straight couple and a gay couple.  In the same shared beach house in a summer that  changes everything.  The theme is “love is for everyone”.  Gays and straights together.  As it should be.”

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