Static: Noise of a New Musical
Set in Duncannon, PA on the Appalachian Trail
Began writing at age 14
WTOP Top Kid Award ('20)
Capital Fringe Festival ('22)
An original adventure musical with a radio blend of musical theater, rock, folk, and immersive morse code clues.
Tess Rowan began writing Static in eighth grade at 14 years old.
In 2020, she joined @staticmusical on social media and shared her original music publicly for the first time. Shortly after winning the
first-ever WTOP Top Kid Award for her work on Static during the
COVID-19 pandemic, Tess began fundraising and also created two virtual #staticsingers and #staticsingersreprise musical theater TikTok contests. Additionally, Tess performed Static in multiple international virtual charity concerts, such as Save the Arts and Lockdown Live.
Static was featured in Thornhill Theatre Space's New Musical November showcase. “Whatta World” (2021) and “Tell Me How” (2022) from
Static: Noise of a New Musical are available at Tess Rowan on all streaming platforms. Now at 17-years-old, Tess Rowan directs the world premiere of Static in the 17th year of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC this July.