Larry Yates
New York, NY
Playwright, librettist, lyricist

Resident of New York City.  Retired college administrator/technologist who now writes plays and musicals.  Also member of Polaris North theatre co-op and Dramatists Guild.


by Larry R. Yates, librettist & lyricist; Emily Rose Simons, composer

My latest major project is a musical, Find the Golden Bird, with music by Emily Rose Simons.  Inspired by a Norwegian folk tale, it entertains and instructs both children and adults.  Its central theme is hope -- how to distinguish it from wishful thinking and to use it wisely.  Anyone interested can reach me a 212-864-4572 or

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