The Revolutionary Warblers are a New York-based, patriotic singing duo comprised of performers Gyda Arber Sabaugh and Elysia Segal.
By combining their backgrounds in music, theatre and historical interpretation, their work brings history to life, making it engaging, thought-provoking and fun for all ages. Their previous performances include a fully immersive Pearl Harbor commemorative event, a mini-musical set on board a subway car in 1917, a program on the music of World War I for the NY State Luncheon at DAR Continental Congress, a program on the Songs of the Women's Suffrage Movement at the NYC Ritz Carlton, and a medley of songs for Purple Hearts Reunited. No strangers to the New York theatre scene, they have also independently performed at venues including Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Joe's Pub, the Lucille Lortel, and a number of museums.
GYDA ARBER SABAUGH has appeared at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Joe’s Pub, and most frequently at The Brick, in shows including Fassbinder’s Blood on the Cat’s Neck (“Phoebe Zeitgeist, an excellent Gyda Arber”-New York Times), Greed: A musical Love $tory (Anna Nicole Smith), the English–language premiere of Vaclav Havel’s Mountain Hotel (Liza), Ian W. Hill’s noir pastiche World Gone Wrong (Delores), and the musical Ich Liebe Jesus! (Virgin Mary). She also serves as the executive producer of the Game Play festival, a celebration of video game performance art. A San Francisco native, she has a degree in musical theater from NYU and is a graduate of the Maggie Flanagan Studio. She is a member of the Knickerbocker Chapter NSDAR and serves the New York State Organization as Vice Chair Lineage Research, Vice Chair Genealogist, Vice Chair State Speakers Staff, and serves at the national level as Congress Herald Editor for Congress Communications.
ELYSIA SEGAL regularly performs as a costumed interpreter and teaching artist at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and at the New-York Historical Society. She has researched, written and performed as a number of interactive characters from the past as well as educational family shows. Theatre credits include: The Legend of Flowers (Lincoln Center); Things I Left on Long Island (FringeNYC); Together This Time: A Rock Musical (Lucille Lortel); Pushing Daisy (Outstanding Actress nomination – Planet Connections Theatre Festivity); Maureen in RENT (Hackensack Cultural Arts Center); The Who's Tommy (DeBaun Center); George M. Cohan: In His Own Words (Lake Placid Center for the Arts) and numerous characters at Walt Disney World! She holds a degree in Drama from NYU Tisch and is a member of Actors' Equity, the Screen Actors’ Guild, and Dramatists’ Guild of America, as well as a board member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. She is Regent of the Brooklyn Chapter, NSDAR, and serves the New York State Organization as Vice Chair - VIS Graphics and Vice Chair - VIS Website Approvals and at the national level as Vice Chair, Historic Preservation. ElysiaSegal.com