10476364_10152580215516781_91375287028112869_nDana McCoy has been directing productions since college, guiding music production of her rock albums, directing and choreographing her live shows and international tours, so it was a natural transition when her friend Alice Barden (Yale Drama) asked that she direct her wonderful piece, “Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show”, a favorite at the Pillowfight Theatre Festival in 2009, then  performed Off-Broadway at Theatre 80 Saint Marks, and featured on television.

Dana went on to direct her own rock musicals, “Cube Rat” at the Edinburgh Fringe [2011], and “Prom Queens” at Provincetown’s Paramount Room at the Crown and Anchor [2014], a children’s musical with book by Jody O’Niel; “Ibis The Wayward Whale, An Original Musical Tale”, [Summer 2013], A Shining Attribute by Candace Rusk at the International Women’s Theatre Festival [Fall 2013] and again at the Dublin Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival [2014], Comedian Cathy Boruch’s One Woman Show “Downtown Mermaid” for The One Festival [2015], Mel Gorham’s Music Video,  She’s Mad! [2017], Hosted and Directed  “Stories From The Universe” at Cabaret Fleck, UUMH [Fall 2018] and A Woman’s Heart featuring the poetry of Judith Partelow at Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theater [2018] and Cotuit Center for the Arts [2019].

During the pandemic Dana wrote and directed many videos which can be found on her YouTube Channel at, wrote and co-directed her latest rock musical, Lily The Tiger which has been accepted for United Solo Festival, Fall 2023,



Outdoor stage at the prestigious Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, McCoy performs her rock musical “Lily The Tiger” with her All Star Band, directed by herself and the incomparable Marcia Haufrecht, Produced by Janet Murphy Robertson of

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Left to Right, Dana McCoy, Joe McGinty, Mel Gorham at shoot for “She’s Mad.


She’s Mad”, Music Video Starring Mel Gorham, written and directed by Dana McCoy, Produced by Cindy Berg, Music by Dana McCoy, Lyrics by Dana McCoy and Eric Kornfeld, Music Director, Joe McGuinty(Loser’s Lounge, Psychedelic Furs), Drums, Alex Alexander, Bass, Dante Mazzetti, Shot at the Cutting Room, NYC


McCoy was a bit starstruck when she got to choreograph and sing with Randy Jones (Village People) for this TV spot on Fox 5, NY for his new hit song, Hard Times.

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Directing the brilliant Cathie Boruch’s original comedy “Downtown Mermaid” for The One Festival, NYC

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Visiting the Irish Consulate in Dublin with cast and crew for 2 plays, one by Kathleen Warnock in which McCoy starred, and the other she directed by playwright Candyce Rusk at the Dublin Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival, 2014. McCoy is grateful to Margaret Vansant, for producing, directing Kathleen’s piece and including her in this whole great festival. IRELAND! A life long dream. It did not disappoint.


McCoy co-wrote, starred and directed Prom Queens, A Rock Musical at the Crown & Anchor Paramount Room, Provincetown, MA







What’s next?

One thing’s for sure, it will be an adventure.

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