Paul Franklin Stregevsky (story, book, lyrics, music) holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and completed the coursework for an M.S. in Technical Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. At Chicago, he penned and performed song parodies satirizing college life. He later focused his lyric-writing talents on Orthodox Jewish life, performing at synagogues and singles groups in Atlanta, Washington, and Baltimore. From 1987 through 1991 he wrote and performed original songs and parodies for Jewish weddings. He is a native of Cincinnati, where his mother (Ruth Stregevsky) has written the book and lyrics for more than ten Jewish Center musicals. He lives with his wife Elina in Poolesville, Maryland; their daughters attend college and medical school. His son, Nachum, lives in Jerusalem; his stepdaughter Chana, in Houston. By 2012, Stregevsky hopes to complete his second musical, Tracks.
David Jason Snow (music, orchestration) holds degrees in Music Composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including those from BMI, ASCAP, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His theatrical and film credits include incidental music for Anouilh’s Thieves’ Carnival (New Haven Summer Theatre) and Erich Segal’s adaptation of “The Braggart Soldier” by Plautus (Brandeis University), as well as the score for the televised documentary series American Minutes. His catalog includes many instrumental and vocal works that have been performed in concert at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals, across the United States. The father of two grown sons, Benjamin and Jonathan, Snow is the music archivist at The Juilliard School in New York.