Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association for her play Gee's Bend. Most recently, Elyzabeth’s play White Lightning, which tells the story of moonshine and the early days of NASCAR, premiered at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in March 2016. She was also commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage to write a play for the acclaimed My America, Too project. She has been produced at The Royal Court Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Northlight, the Arden and Hartford Stage, among others. The Furniture of Home, which deals with the Gulf Coast recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and The Flag Maker of Market Street also premiered at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she was Playwright-in-Residence. Wilder is a graduate of Purchase College, as well as the dramatic writing program at New York University, where she was a Tisch Dramatic Writing Fellow. Most recently, Wilderserved asthe Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at Sewanee: The University of the South.
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 back drop 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.
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Stephanie Desnoyers
LIGHTING DESIGN & MASTER ELECTRICIAN: Virginia Herbert
COSTUME DESIGN & PROP DESIGN: Jorge Hernandez
SCENIC DESIGN: Devin Kasper
SOUND DESIGN: Sara Witsch