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Playwright Howard Crabtree was a prolific costume designer, cabaret performer and creator.  His musical revue Whoop-Dee-Doo! won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Costume Design. His final production, When Pigs Fly, was posthumously awarded the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical Revue, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Revue, and the Obie Award for Special Citations.


Playwright/Lyricist Mark Waldrop is an award-winning director and writer with writing credits including Whoop-Dee-Doo!, A Christmas Carol, Luck!, and Bunnicula. His work on When Pigs Fly earned the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, and Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Lyrics.


Composer Dick Gallagher was an accomplished pianist and composer who received the Richard Rogers Production Award for his work as a composer on the musical revue What Not. Among his many composer credits are Have I Got a Girl for You: The Frankenstein Musical, Whoop-Dee-Do!, That’s Life, and the titular song for the Charles Busch comedy You Should Be So Lucky.


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.




Deck Crew ... Corrida Carr

                   ... Isaac Traister

Wig Designer ... David Carver Ford

Costume Designers ... Wes Crain

                                ... Keri Fitch

                                ... Jorge R. Hernandez

Lighting Designer ... Robert Hahn

Scenic Designer ... Devin Kasper

Stage Manager ... Emilio Racinez

Dialect Coach ... Patricia Reynoso

Sound Designer ...  Christopher Sauceda

Drummer ... Tim Vaughn

Props Designer ...Ting Na Wang

Musical Director ... Joe Wicht

Choreographer ... Jayne Zaban