OSCAR at The Crown

From the Minds of


The Neon Coven


The Neon Coven is a growing collective creating music performances that tell stories of otherness. We like: queer people, theater in non-traditional spaces, and screaming. Co-Founded by Andrew Barret Cox, Mark Mauriello, and Shira Milikowsky.


The Neon Coven’s projects include OSCAR at The Crown, Clubland, and a circus-infused warehouse party reimagining of The Rocky Horror Show. @theneoncoven

The Neon Coven Creative Team


Creator/Co-Founder of the Neon Coven


MARK MAURIELLO is a Brooklyn-based performer and theater artist. Since graduating from Harvard University, he has performed at the American Repertory Theater (Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s RevengeThe Donkey Show), in nightclubs from New York to Berlin (Dr. Frank-N-FurterThe Rocky Horror Show), and even the occasional abandoned burger restaurant (Marjorie Newquist, Little Murders). Mark is a co-founder of The Neon Coven, and above all, he believes in negative capability.





Director/Co-Founder of the Neon Coven


SHIRA MILIKOWSKY is a freelance theater director, specializing in new plays and radical re-imaginings of musicals and classic texts. She is also a co-founder of The Neon Coven. Recent projects include Distant Star (Caborca/Abrons Arts Center) and Little Murders (in an abandoned burger restaurant!) As the Artistic Associate at the American Repertory Theater, Shira directed The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac (named by The Boston Globe as one of the top ten theater events of the year), Bride*Widow*Hag by Kim Rosenstock, and countless other productions, workshops, and special projects. A Drama League Fellow, Shira holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia and a BA in Theater Studies from Yale. Associate Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media, Harvard University.




Composer and Choreographer/Co-Founder of the Neon Coven


ANDREW BARRET COX is a choreographer, composer and producer based in New York City. A graduate of Emerson College, his work is inspired by underground scenes and non-traditional material. His work has been seen at the American Repertory Theater’s immersive second stage OBERON, and his original works Clubland, Hexed, Wilder, Pokémon: The 90s Rock Show, and Steamtowne have been heard on stages and virtual platforms across the country. As a co-founder of The Neon Coven, he strives to create vessels that tell stories of otherness and continue to bridge the gap between mainstream and queer media.