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Playwright Martin Sherman is an acclaimed dramatist and screenwriter best known for his 20 stage plays which have been produced in over 55 countries. He rose to fame in 1979 with the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Bent (Tony nominee for Best Play and Dramatists Guild's Hull-Warriner Award in 1980), which explores the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust. Bent has been produced in 35 countries, been adapted into a major motion picture in 1997, and was voted one of the NT2000 One Hundred Plays of the Century. His other plays include Messiah, When She Danced, A Madhouse in Goa, Some Sunny Day and Rose (Laurence Olivier Award nominee for Best New Play in 2000) and the book for The Boy From Oz, a musical based on Peter Allen’s life and career, earning him a second Tony nomination. Sherman’s screenplays include The Summer House, Alive and Kicking, Bent, Callas Forever and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.
Director Arturo Catricala has directed numerous shows at New Conservatory Theatre Center over the last several years. His most recent productions include The Gentleman Caller, Rights of Passage and Leaving the Blues. He has also directed The Homosexuals, Other Desert Cities, Master Class, A Perfect Ganesh and It’s Only a Play. Mr. Catricala subscribes to, and is an advocate of the safe practices and policies set forth by the Intimacy Directors International (IDI), a non-profit organization setting standards and protocols concerning intimacy on the stage and screen. He has completed current intensive training in this method from founder Tonia Sina and associate Intimacy Director Claire Warden. More information about this organization can be found at teamIDI.org. Mr. Catricala is a member of SDC, the national union of stage directors and choreographers.
Technical Direction... Carlos Aceves
Production Management & Casting Coordination... Stephanie Desnoyers
Sound Design... Daniel Hall
Costume Design... Jorge R. Hernández
Stage Management... Kit Lanthier
Set Design... Kuo-Hao Lo
Props Design... Tom O'Brien
Dialect Coaching... Patricia Reynoso