Heidi Rodewald is the Tony Award nominated, Obie Award winning cocomposer of the musical Passing Strange, which transferred from The Public Theater to Broadway in 2008. She is a Sundance Institute Alum and the cowriter with Stew of the screenplay "We Can See Today". Rodewald composed music for Karen Kandel's Portraits: Night and Day (2004); Brides of the Moon by The Five Lesbian Brothers (2010); and co-composed music with Stew for Shakespeares Othello and Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet (2010-12). Rodewald joined the band The Negro Problem in 1997 and has collaborated with Stew in a range of capacities -- as a co-composer, producer/ arranger and performer. She is the co-composer with Stew of the new musical "Family Album" which just finished it's run at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She is also the co-composer of their new musical, The Total Bent, which will open in 2015 at the Public Theater. She has two new projects which have been in development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA -- The Good Swimmer, a pop-opera (co-written with librettist, Donna DiNovelli) centered around a family of life guards during the Vietnam War, and The Stacks, a two-person musical (co-written by singersongwriter Mary McBride) based on an infamous map thief.