New Musical Development

About the New Musical Development

Thanks to generous donations from Patti Strickel Harrison the musical theater program is able to develop and produce new musicals and plays in collaboration with top award-winning Broadway professionals and our gifted students.


Pete and James

Creative Team

Tom Delbello: Director

TJ Young: Book Writer

Leora Malka: Composer/Lyricist

Nick Eibler: Lead Producer


Creative Team

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director

Patrick Lundquist: Lyricist/Book

Peter Seibert: Composer

Jim Price: Dramaturg


Creative Team

Johnatha Brooke: Composer

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director

Geoffrey Nauffts: Playwright

All Artists in Residence teach classes and mentor our students in addition to working on their new show.


we won't sleep

We Won't Sleep

Creative Team

Erin Ortman: Director-in-residence

Yusha-Marie Sorzano: Choreographer-in-residence

Lauren M. Gunderson: Book

Ari Afsar: Composer

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer


They Scream in the Silence

They Scream in Silence as the Horizon Leans Forward

Creative Team

Christian Warner: Choreographer/Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer


Mazkapan A New Magic Musical

Creative Team

Adam Quinn: Director/Book/Music/Lyrics

Jared Goldsmith: Book/Music/Lyrics

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer


Cat Obedience School

Dylan Spencer's Cat Obedience School

Creative team

Daniel Z. Miller: Composer/Playwright

Tom Delbello: Director

Greg Bolin: Musical Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer


The Two Orphans

Creative team

Theresa Rebeck: Playwright-in-Residence

Kim D. Sherman: Composer-in-Residence  

John Sheehy: Playwright-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer

Kimberly Grigsby: Musical Director




Creative Team

Johnatha Brooke: Composer-in-Residence  

Sheryl Kaller: Director-in-Residence  

Geoffrey Nauffs: Playwright-in-Residence

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer

Swingest Moon

Creative Team

Alex Gemignani : Composer

Daniel Glenn: Book/Lyrics

Erin Ortman: Director

Kaitlin Hopkins: Producer



The World According to Snoopy

Creative Team for the Production

Adam Cates: Artist-in-Residence/Choreographer/Co-Book Writer

Kaitlin Hopkins: Director/Producer/Co-Book Writer