Playwright Terrence McNally was awarded the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. He is the winner of Tony Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class and his books for the musicals Ragtime and Kiss Of The Spiderwoman. In 2010 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presented Terrence Mcnally’s Nights At The Opera, a three-play festival of his work. His other plays include Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Corpus Christi; A Perfect Ganesh; The Ritz; Some Men; Golden Age; Deuce; The Lisbon Traviata; Bad Habits; The Stendhal Syndome; Dedication Or The Stuff Of Dreams; Next; Unusual Acts Of Devotion; Sweet Eros; Witness; Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? and his first play... And Things That Go Bump In The Night. He has written the books for the musicals The Full Monty, A Man Of No Importance, The Visit and The Rink. He won an Emmy Award for Best Drama with his teleplay Andre’s Mother. He wrote the screenplays for Frankie And Johnny, Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Ritz. He wrote the libretto for the opera Dead Man Walking with music by Jake Heggie. Among his many awards are a Citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, four Drama Desk Awards, three Hull-Warriner Best Play Awards from the Dramatists Guild, two Obies, two Lortel Awards and two Guggenheim Fellowships. Mr. McNally has been a member of the Dramatists Guild since 1965 and served as its Vice-President from 1985 to 2001. He lives in Manhattan with his spouse, Tom Kirdahy.
Director Arturo Catricala's recent projects for New Conservatory Theatre Center: Heartbreak by Jack Heifner (1995), Lonely Planet (1996), Like a Vampire, by Bru Dye (1998), The Lisbon Traviata (1999), The Mystery of Irma Vep (2001), Master Class, The Perfect Ganesh, Mothers & Sons, Other Desert Cities, Rights of Passage and Leaving the Blues among numerous others. For the San Diego Arts Center in Escondido: Winnie the Pooh, the musical. For The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre: Bee, by Prince Gomovillas For Palo Alto Players: Don’t Dress For Dinner, Breaking Legs, and Jest a Second. Mr. Catricala studied stage directing at Fordham University’s College at Lincoln Center and NYU’s School of the Arts. Arturo is a member of SDC, the national union of Stage Directors and Choreographers and LMDA, Literary Managers & Dramaturges of America. In memory of Carl Weber, teacher, mentor, friend.
Sound Designer .... James Ard
Props Designer .... Christopher Daroca
Costume Designer .... Keri Fitch
Stage Manager ... Toni Lynn Guidry
Set Designer ... Kuo-Hao Lo
Technical Director and Set Designer .... Devin Kasper
Lighting Designer .... Christian Mejia
Dialect Coach .... Patricia Reynoso