Philip Dawkins (Playwright) plays include Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater), Charm (Northlight Theatre; Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, and MCC Theatre), Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre; Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work), The Homosexuals (About Face Theater), Le Switch (About Face Theatre, The Jungle), and The Happiest Place on Earth (Greenhouse Theater/Side Show; Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance), as well as the book and lyrics for Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical with composer David Mallamud at Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis. He teaches playwriting at Northwest University, Loyola University Chicago, and through the Victory Gardens ACCESS Program.
Tom Bruett (Director) is a director, producer, and writer based in San Francisco. Tom is excited to be returning to NCTC after having directed Birds of a Feather (2013). Other directing credits include the Marriage Equality Plays at Fort Mason (director and producer), Playground and a season as the Acting Director of New Works and producer of the annual New Works Festival at Theatreworks. As a writer, Tom has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Pittsburgh and Oklahoma. As an actor, Tom has performed at Arkansas Rep, Springer Opera House and the national tour of Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano.
MASTER CARPENTER: Paul Collins
COSTUME DESIGN: Wes Crain
LIGHTING DESIGN: Sophia Craven
PROP DESIGN: Chris Daroca
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Toni Lynn Guidry
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Devin Kasper
SET DESIGN: Sarah Phykitt
DIALECT COACH: Patricia Reynoso
SOUND DESIGNER: Sara Witsch
"A wickedly smart boy-meets-boy story" - TimeOut
“rollicking and witty" - Star Tribune
"funny and beautiful love story" - Broadway World
“another significant play from one of the Chicago's theater's brightest talents” - Chicago Tribune
“Told with heart and humor … socially relevant romantic comedy” - City Pages