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Book & Lyrics by Caitlin Collins
Music by Matthew Lowy


These Walls


One house, two couples... same people. Liz and Jeff are newlyweds and moving into their new home. Simultaneously, on a separate plane of reality 35 years in the future, older Liz and Jeff perform a final sweep as they prepare to move out. If only walls could talk...


Cast Size

4 (2m, 2f)


10 Min.


One house, 2 different decades.




Love, Loss, Grief, Resilience, Family, Home

Target Audience

Young Adults (Age 18-23), Adults


Contemporary Musical Theatre



Additional Resources

Piano Accompaniment of the full score MP3’s Vocal Rehearsal Tracks MP3’s
Video Highlight Reel for website
Sample Audio MP3’s for website


Brief Language

Casting Information

  • JEFF - early sixties

  • YOUNG LIZ - mid to late twenties 

  • YOUNG JEFF - mid to late twenties 

  • LIZ - early sixties


Hello, Home
00:00 / 03:52
If These Walls Could Talk
00:00 / 00:42
35 Years
00:00 / 02:27
Goodbye, Home
00:00 / 02:18
Casting & Songs


Production History

  • May 2019: Written as a final presentation for the First Year BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Performed as a reading at BMI Headquarters, NYC

  • February 2020: First full production premiered at New York Theater Festival Winterfest (*Winner Best Short - Play or Musical) at the Hudson Guild Theatre (NYC)

  • November 2020: Sound Bites Streaming Live (Digital Production)

  • May 2022: Theatre Now’s SOUND BITES 7.0 Musical Festival, performed at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center (NYC)

Production History
Author's Bios

Author Bios

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CAITLIN COLLINS is a New York City-based playwright, lyricist, and actor with Chicago roots. Writing credits include These Walls (Book & Lyrics, NYTF Winterfest – Best Short, Sound Bites Streaming Live, Sound Bites 7.0 Festival), full-length play Outbound (Redtwist Theatre – Workshop Production, In the Works ~ In The Woods Festival – Workshop/Staged Reading), and concept album The Infinite March (Lyrics). As an actor, she has performed with many Chicago and Regional Theaters and worked in TV, film, and voice over. Graduate of Northwestern University and a lyricist and librettist in the Advanced BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

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MATTHEW LOWY is an NYC-based composer, music director, arranger, and pianist. He is a composer in the Advanced BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, where he received the 2019 First Year Jerry Harrigan Musical Theatre Award. His original musicals have been performed at the New York International Fringe Festival (Fallen Skies, Overall Excellence Award in Music Composition), C.I.C. Theater in Boston (How Christmas Feels), NYTF Winterfest (These Walls; winner, best short), and Sound Bites (These Walls).  Selected theater: The Sabbath Girl (MD, Penguin Rep. and 59E59 Off-Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof (Assoc. MD, Paper Mill Playhouse), The Music Man (Piano/keyboard sub., Broadway), Beetlejuice (Keyboard 2 sub., Broadway), City Center rehearsal pianist (A Chorus Line, Dear World, Oliver!), New Voices at Paper Mill Playhouse (MD, arranger, pianist - variously since 2010). Nat’l Tours: An American in Paris (music supervision, orchestrations), A Chorus Line (U.S., Japan, Shanghai; MD/Orchestrations), 42nd Street (MD). Matt holds a B.M. in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory.

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