Jerold Solomon. (Co-librettist, he/his). Broadway: SOUTH PACIFIC (Lincoln Center Theater) | Off-Broadway: BARE (New World Stages) | National Tours: RAGTIME, BIG RIVER, ANNIE | Regional: RAGTIME (Diamond Head); DREAMGIRLS, THE WIZ, THE COLOR PURPLE, THE WHIPPING MAN, SWEET CHARITY, and others (Virginia Rep); MOUNTAINTOP, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY (Cadence); ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM SPELLING BEE (Paper Mill); CUTMAN (Goodspeed); SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (Inside Broadway); HENRY V, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Richmond Shakespeare Festival). TV/Film: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Kings (NBC); The Unusuals (ABC); Hiding Divya (Despina). Jerold has a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from VCU and currently teaches Theatre in Henrico County Public Schools.
Foster Solomon. (Co-librettist, he/his) has been involved in theatre for over thirty-five years, acting, directing, producing, writing, and choreographing. He played Hamlet for Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Othello for Kentucky Shakespeare Festive, Ahmed in LIKE TWO EAGLES (American Jewish Repertory, NYC), and created the role of Papa Ubu for UBU ’84 (Firehouse). On camera, he was the host of Travelers on The Discovery Channel in the late ‘90s, Principal Cooter in the film The Beautiful Ordinary, and Elijah in the film Hawks Ridge, which he also wrote and directed. Foster is a proud M.F.A. graduate from The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC.
Ron Klipp (Co-librettist, Lyrics, Music; he/his) was born and raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and then joined the music faculty at a Dallas college while working as a pianist and arranger in local recording studios. After moving to Richmond Virginia to pursue his career in Information Technology consulting and management, he continued his work as a local keyboardist and composer, arranger and orchestrator of several large-scale musical theatre productions. Since retiring from I.T. in 2016, Ron has been writing and performing music full-time. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.