FOUR the Play


Clé Holly


Clé Holly, JD, LL.M, is an author, composer, and singer-songwriter. Clé draws upon her unique and creative background to write musicals which feature smart, complex female characters. Clé is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Chicago Law School, and the University of Houston Law Center, where as a Dean’s Scholar she was awarded the Neibel Scholarship for academic excellence in health law in 2015, and the Goldstein Award for Health Law Writing in April 2017.

One of her works, PARALLEL LINES, was recognized in February 2020 as one of the top unproduced musicals in the country (“Producers Pick List 2019”), and another new work, the original musical “Stretch”, was also recognized by The Bechdel Group in 2020 for its positive portrayals of women. “American Standard” is a play without music, set in Cincinnati in the Fall of 2020, during quarantine, and “Four” follows a string quartet as its members contemplate its future. “Four” will have its World Premiere in June 2023 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, followed thereafter by a run at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2023.

Clé is an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild and a Member of the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers (“ASCAP”). Clé is also an Associate Producer of the acclaimed independent film “Our Son” (2023), starring Billy Porter and Luke Evans, and an investor in feature films to debut in 2024. Additional information may be found at

Loch Lyle Music Publishing & Muse Picholine Media


Loch Lyle Music Publishing & Muse Picholine Media are two of the music and film industries’ emerging lights. Together, the Companies seek to nurture new talent and fund new ideas in pop music and independent cinema. This year, in addition to co-producing independent films, the Companies are proud to be involved in the production of FOUR.

Gary John La Rosa


Gary John La Rosa (Director) has staged well over 250 productions including the national tour of Footloose; the world premiere of Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Opera Memphis; recording: Albany Records) and recent productions at Capital Rep in Albany (Honky Tonk Angels) and Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional credits include: Marry Me a Little (starring Brent Barrett & Sally Mayes); The Sound of Music at Ogunquit Playhouse (starring Rex Smith); Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza and Next to Normal (Ostrander Award – Direction of a Musical) at Playhouse on the Square; Candide at Cabrillo Stage, Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story at Long Island’s Argyle Theatre; Fiddler on the Roof (starring Brad Oscar) at Barrington Stage Company (2 BroadwayWorld Awards) and at the St Louis MUNY and Starlight Theatre in Kansas City (among others); Always…Patsy Cline (starring Sally Struthers) and Sister Act at Virginia Musical Theatre; The Full Monty at Phoenix Theatre; La Cage aux Folles at Downtown Cabaret (Connecticut Critic’s Award: Outstanding Direction); Die Fledermaus at Finger Lakes Opera and numerous productions at Broadway Sacramento, WV Public, Maine State Music Theatre; RI’s Theatre by the Sea and the Fulton Theatre in PA. He has been a Guest Director at two dozen universities (former adjunct faculty at Montclair State), has staged over 100 corporate theatre shows and is a mentor at the Drama League. A graduate of UCLA, he appeared on Broadway and in National/International tours including Fiddler on the Roof and conceived and directed the 50th Anniversary Broadway celebration of the musical (starring Topol and a cast of 90) and appears in the documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”

Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick

Casting Director

Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick, CSA (she/her/hers) is an advocate manifesting change in how the real world is reflected in today’s media. Her focus is on elevating underrepresented and misrepresented communities.

An active member of the New York casting community since 2004, Danielle called Nickelodeon her casting home for over 14 years. Since founding DPD Casting in 2022, Danielle has cast in all mediums, including TV, film, theatre, podcasts, commercials, and live events. Favorite theatre credits include Grey House (Broadway) and Through the Sunken Lands (Kennedy Center, world premiere.) Favorite recent TV/Film credits include American Girl: Corinne Tan (MarVista Entertainment), Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas? (Showtime) You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Happy Madison Productions), Well Versed (Nickelodeon), and Tiny Time Travel (PBS Kids).

 Prior to Nickelodeon, Danielle worked in independent film casting and spent a year at Innovative Artists gathering agency experience.

 Danielle serves on the board of the Casting Society of America, as VP, Advocacy; on the Casting Society Cares board; as a faculty advisor for RespectAbility; and on the Actor’s Fund’s Looking Ahead Advisory Board.

 Currently, Danielle is pursuing a master’s degree in Disabilities Studies at the City University of New York. She prides herself on being an ally to artists and aspiring talent of all abilities.