Leo Schwartz - (Music, Lyrics, & Book)
is the producer and co-creator of the Off-Broadway hit, The Book of Merman. He is the composer, lyricist, and co-book writer, with Cathro, of Till - A New Musical. He is also the composer of We the People - Songs of the Resistance with book writer Sean Chandler. In 2013, he was the Jeff Award winner for Best New Musical for Under A Rainbow Flag. He is Executive Producer of Flying Elephant Productions and the Composer in Residence for the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble.
DC Cathro - (Book)
is a Chicago-based playwright, actor, and director from the Washington DC metropolitan area. His musical "Till," written with award-winning composer Leo Schwartz, is one of three winners in the 2016 Main Street Musicals Festival, selected by Gregory Mosher. In 2014, he became the only playwright to have two shows in the Pride Films and Plays Festival in Chicago, IL; "Pen, A Musical" (also written with Schwartz) and "Family Holiday." DC's works have been read at theatres and festivals across the U.S., including The William Inge Festival in Independence, Kansas, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Greenhouse Ensemble Theatre in New York City.