Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford first met and began to collaborate while students at DePauw University in Indiana. Later, they created a musical which was produced at Boston University while Miss Cryer was working on her Master's degree at Radcliffe. Now Is The Time For All Good Men, which was mounted at the Theatre de Lys in 1967, (in which Miss Cryer played the leading role and Miss Ford understudied all the women's roles) was their first New York production. It was followed by the off-Broadway hit The Last Sweet Days Of Isaac, which starred Austin Pendleton and whihc won an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award and the Variety Poll. Though they are the first female team to have successfully collaborated to create for the musical theatre, each is a very versatile talent. Nancy Ford, who is married to actor Keith Charles, has played the piano for such musicals as The Fantasticks and Brecht On Brecht and also wrote dialouge for a daytime soap opera.