Playwright Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television and regional and national touring theatre. Shores’ career took off with the acclaimed play Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?), followed by a feature film version released by MGM. In addition to Sordid Lives: The Series, in television Shores has written and produced for many shows including Dharma and Greg and the ground-breaking Showtime series Queer as Folk. His other plays also include The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife (Outstanding New Play, LA Drama Critics Circle Award; LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award; and 3 LA Weekly Awards); Daughter’s of the Lone Stare State; Southern Baptist Sissies (Outstanding Production of the Year, GLAAD Award), which became a film by Beard Collins Shores Productions; and Yellow, which NCTC produced in its 2013-14 season.
Director Dennis Lickteig's past NCTC collaborations include the popular musical Avenue Q, regional premiere of The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane, the world premiere of Brad Erickson's American Dream, The Lisbon Traviata, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, The Story of My Life, The Busy World is Hushed, Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins, The Sugar Witch, Act A Lady, Thrill Me, Farm Boys, Theatre District and Harvey Milk –The Musical. Other recent directing projects include: Parade and The Heiress for Palo Alto Players; The Story of My Life (Contra Costa Civic); Thoroughly Modern Millie and The King and I (Broadway By the Bay); Forum, Sunday in the Park with George, Anything Goes (CCMT); A Little Night Music, Closer Than Ever, Crimes of the Heart (Hillbarn Theater).