Jeff Whitty (Conception & Original Book) won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Avenue Q. He also wrote the book to Bring It On: The Musical, which was nominated for a Best Musical Tony Award.
James Magruder (Adaptation) is a playwright, translator, and fiction writer. His other translations and
adaptations for the stage include Triumph of Love, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Madwoman of Chaillot.
The Go-Go’s (Music and Lyrics) made history as the first all-female band that both composed and played their own songs to ever top the Billboard charts. Their 1981 debut album, Beauty and the Beat, remains one of the most iconic debut albums the world has ever seen.
Director Ed Decker is the Founding Artistic Director of New Conservatory Theatre Center which opened its doors in 1981. NCTC is a San Francisco cornerstone institution leading in the fields of arts education as well as Queer and Allied theatre production. A graduate of the SFSU Theatre Department, he is extremely honored to continue his work with a wide array of artisans, administrators, activists, as well as his husband and writing partner Robert Leone with whom he collaborated on the world premiere of Rights of Passage – a love story set against the backdrop of the struggle for international human rights. Ed is looking forward to keeping the word “new” in the company’s namesake emblematic of fresh, vital, and transformative theatre.
Musical direction ... Mark Dietrich
Choreographed ... Rick Wallace
Production audio engineering ... Wayne Cheng
Costume design ... Wes Crain
Props design ... J. Conrad Frank
Stage management ... Toni Lynn Guidry
Lighting design / Projections... Chris Lundahl
Fight choreography ... Kristen Matia
Scenic design/Projections... Sarah Phykitt