Ivy Vale is a multi-award winning writer, musician, artist and native New Yorker. She wrote the book, lyrics and co-wrote the music (with husband, Rick Reil) for Out Of My Comfort Zone, which premiered off-Broadway, co-directed by Vale, and in London, UK. Ms. Vale's work appears in One Minute Plays: A Practical Guide to Tiny Theater (Routledge, 2017). Her plays have been selected and produced by GI60: The World’s First International 60 Second Playwriting Festival, in New York and the UK. She is a singer/songwriter and founding member of The Wyld Olde Souls, a female-fronted psychedelic folk band, including The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and The Indie Music Channel. Her songs have been included in film and theatre.
Rick Reil is an accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and recording engineer. He is co-writer (with Ivy Vale) of the award-winning musical Out of My Comfort Zone. He is a member of The Grip Weeds, a popular psychedelic pop-rock band who have garnered significant radio/internet airplay, including songs on Little Steven’s Underground Garage and SiriusXM. The song “What’s in Your Mind” (written by Rick) was licensed by CBS Television to promote its critically acclaimed series Criminal Minds