MARK HOLLMANN – Music & Lyrics
Mark won the Tony Award, the National Broadway Theatre Award, and the Obie Award for his music and lyrics to URINETOWN THE MUSICAL. His other shows as composer/lyricist include THE STING, YEAST NATION, BIGFOOT AND OTHER LOST SOULS, and ZM, the last of which was developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center during a residency at the National Music Theater Conference of 2015 as well as at the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals and Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals in 2017. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and has served on the Tony Nominating Committee and the council of the Dramatists Guild of America .
DAVE CAPLAN – Book & Additional Lyrics
Dave has enjoyed a long career in network television and feature films that that has seen him win numerous awards, including the Humanitas certificate. Dave served as a writer/ Executive Producer on ABC’s highly-anticipated re-boot of ROSEANNE as well as its current spin-off THE CONNORS. He has also served as writer/Executive Producer or Consultant on a number of shows including the FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT, ABC’s GEORGE LOPEZ, THE DREW CAREY SHOW and TNT’s hit police/medical drama, RIZZOLI AND ISLES. Dave also holds a master’s degree in media psychology, specializing in research, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the same discipline.
ALLEN JAY ZIPPER – Book & Additional Lyrics
Allen is an Emmy award-winning writer and producer of numerous television shows including Tracey Ullman’s HBO comedy TRACEY TAKES ON…, ABC’s GEORGE LOPEZ, CBS’s THE NANNY, TBS’ SULLIVAN & SON and most recently YouTube Red’s SING IT! In addition to winning an Emmy Award, he is also the recipient of the Imagen Award and has been twice nominated for the prestigious Writers Guild Award. Allen began his career in the theater at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. He eventually started his own theater company under the mentorship of Broadway legend George Abbott.