About my Snow in August Collaborators
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (book) is an award-winning playwright, comic book and screenwriter. His many plays include Abigail 1702 (NYS&F), Great Boys and True (2nd Stage) and King of Shadows (Theater for the New City). He was part of the team brought in to overhaul Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. For MGM Films, he wrote a new version of both Carrie and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. In his role as chief creative officer for Archie Comics Publications, he is creator and show-runner of CW series Riverdale, and Sabrina, on Netflix.
Mindi Dickstein (lyrics) is perhaps best known for the Broadway musical Little Women. She is currently writing lyrics for Benny & Joon, based on the MGM film, which has been developed at Transport Group, NAMT, The Old Globe and, this spring, The Paper Mill Playhouse. Her work has been commissioned, produced, and developed widely, including by Disney (Toy Story – the musical), Second Stage (Snow in August), Playwrights Horizons, The Kennedy Center, ASCAP Workshop, Goodspeed Johnny Mercer Colony, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Lincoln Center (“Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists”), and London’s Bridewell Theater. Honors include a Larson Foundation Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Playwriting Fellowships, and a Second Stage Klinsky Award. She is on the faculty of the NYU Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, and I know for a fact that she is a deeply committed, inspiring teacher.