Playwright and composer – creator of the musical Group

Playwright / Composer

Group: A Musical is funny, engaging, tuneful, exhilarating, bright, and emotionally resonant. If there is justice in the highly competitive world of musical theater, it should put rookie creator Southard’s name on the musical theater map.”

– Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA

“Southard…is on to something genuine here, and the play’s wit and self-deprecation immediately win you over.”

-Charlotte Stoudt – Los Angeles Times

I may have grown up on the stage, but I am relatively new to the Los Angeles Theatre scene. My first ever musical, GROUP, closed to sold out audiences in Santa Monica, CA this past January.

To hear an interview with me, you can check out the Inside Acting Podcast. The link is here:

If you would like to learn about my writing process, you can read a nice interview with me conducted for (

You can read an interview with me before my first ever stage reading of Group conducted by the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble in March of 2010 (

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