Heidi Rodewald is the Tony Award-nominated, Obie Award-winning co-composer of the musical Passing Strange, which transferred from The Public Theater to Broadway in 2008 and then was made into a film by director Spike Lee. Rodewald joined the band The Negro Problem in 1997, where she began a longtime collaboration with singer/songwriter, Stew, and with him released ten critically acclaimed albums. She is co-composer with Stew of Brooklyn Omnibus, presented in the 2010 Next Wave Festival, Making It St. Ann’s Warehouse (2010), Family Album Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2014), Notes of a Native Song Harlem Stage (2015), Wagner, Max! Wagner!! Kennedy Center (2015), and The Total Bent at The Public Theater (2016). Rodewald scored two short films for director Leigh Silverman: Over The River & Through The Woods (2017), and Reprieve (2018).  She is the composer of The Good Swimmer with librettist Donna DiNovelli which will have it’s world premiere in November at BAM’s Next Wave Festival.




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