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Andrea Ariel is the Artistic Director of Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre, based in Austin, TX where she produces, choreographs, and performs in dance theatre works created in collaboration with artists working in dance, music, theater, multi-media, and visual art. Recent acknowledgments include twelve nominations and four awards from the Austin Critics Table for LUMEN (2016), HEART (2014) and The Bowie Project: A Rock and Roll Soundpainting – named #2 of the Top Nine Big Bang Dance Concerts of 2015. www.arieldance.org
Corey Atkins is a free-lance director based in New York City.
Ellen Bartel, MFA, CMA, RSME, Moving For Life™ cancer exercise specialist, and is an award-winning independent choreographer and an established dancer and teacher in Austin TX. She recently served as the Interim Education Coordinator and Assistant Instructor at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in NYC, as a facilitator of creative and somatic approaches to grief in NYC and Austin and, previously been a peer review dance panelist and Creative Ambassador for the City of Austin. She has been a dance educator for over three decades teaching in Central Texas and New York. She is an adjunct professor at Austin Community College and continues to choreograph original work and teach independently in Austin.
Heather Bishop is a writer, musician, and arts educator based in Austin, Texas. Her musical endeavors linger in the crossroad of soul, folk, rock, and country. Her writing includes poetry and short stories, cookbooks and essays, short plays and short film.
Beth Burns is an actor (Friday Night Lights, American Crime, Saturday Night Live), an NEA award-winning playwright, and the Artistic Director of Austin’s Hidden Room Theatre. The company has toured the US and abroad, including stops at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Oxford University, the British Library, and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon- Avon. An interactive piece created by Burns for the Hidden Room was called “the future of theatre” by the Guardian’s Lyn Gardner and was a Best of Fest pick at the Edinburgh Fringe. The Hidden Room has been featured on NPR, BBC World News, London’s Channel 4, American Theatre Magazine, and more. The company has been the subject of numerous scholarly papers and has accumulated over fifty awards for theatre in its ten years.
Steven Dietz is an Austin playwright and director who divides his time between Austin and Seattle.
Chris Coleman is the Artistic Director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to that, he was the Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Actors Express in Atlanta.
Michael John Garcés is the artistic director of Cornerstone Theatre Company in Los Angeles and an alumnus of New Dramatists.
Kelly Hasandras is a freelance choreographer, improv comedian, and after school art program director. She is a resident dance maker for Hidden Room Theatre, Pollyanna Theatre Company, Hideout Theatre, and Totally Cool Totally Art. Currently, you can find her on long walks in her neighborhood.
Lynne Kaufman is the author of two dozen full length plays produced at such venues as Theatreworks Silicon Valley, The Magic Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Florida Studio Theatre. Her awards include Best New Play in S.F., Best New Play in California, Kennedy Center/NEA New American Play Award, and her plays are published by Smith and Krause, Dramatists Play Service, and Dramatic Publishing.
Lindsey Lane is an author, teacher, speaker, and really good friend.
Jacqueline Lawton is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre. Her plays include: Among These Wild Things, Anna K; Behold, A Negress; Blackbirds; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; Edges of Time; Freedom Hill; The Hampton Years; The Inferior Sex, Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; Noms de Guerre; So Goes We; and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Lawton has worked as a dramaturg and research consultant at Active Cultures, Actors Theatre of Louisville – Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Arden Theater (Philadelphia, PA), Arena Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater (New York, NY) Folger Shakespeare Library, the Ford’s Theatre, Horizons Theater (Atlanta, GA), Howard University, the Hub Theatre, Interact Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Kennedy Center VSA Program, Morgan State University, Redshift Productions (New York, NY), Rorschach Theater Company, Round House Theatre, Theater Alliance, Theater J, Tribute Productions, University of Maryland, Virginia Stage Company, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Ms. Lawton received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow. She is a 2012 TCG Young Leaders of Color award recipient and an alum of National New Play Network (NNPN) Playwright Alum, Arena Stage’s Playwrights’ Arena, and Center Stage’s Playwrights Collective. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America and is their NC Regional Rep.
Carolyne Maye is a multi-disciplinary artist living in the Bay Area.
David Oliver is a long time Austin theatre artist. While studying to be an actor at the University of Texas, David discovered playwriting through a chance interaction with playwright David Cohen in the lobby of the theatre building. After studying with Cohen and eventually accepting a dare to take a full semester with playwright Susan Zeder, he was hooked. Now David coaches young, aspiring theatre artists while daytime moonlighting as an IT Consultant for various high tech companies in the US.
Molly Rice, Production and development, NYC: Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, HERE, Rattlestick, Women’s Project, NYTW, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges. National: ART, Trinity Rep, City Theater, Montana Rep, Salvage Vanguard, the Vortex, Kitchen Dog, etc. Publications: American Theater Magazine, Dramatists (Dramatists Guild), Dramatics Magazine, Kenyon Review, Heinemann Press, Play: A Journal. Honors: Brown University Weston Prize, Women’s International Theater Festival (winner); Princess Grace Award, PONY Award and O’Neill Playwrights’ Center (finalist); New York IT Awards and Kesselring Fellowship (nominee). Recent productions: Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers (2017 & 2018); KHURAKI (2019 & 2020), created with Afghan refugees (nominated for Pittsburgh Mayor’s Award for Public Art, subject of the documentary “Drop by Drop” on WESA Public Television); and THE SAINTS TOUR, a site-specific play occurring across the country since 2009. Molly is Artistic Director of RealTime Interventions and teaches in the MFA Writing for Screen and Stage Program at Point Park University. MFA: Brown University, under Paula Vogel.
Robin Grace Soto is a teaching artist in Austin, Texas who currently runs a historic house museum and a Shakespeare camp for children. She journals – sometimes.
Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement. She is a playwright, translator, lyricist, poet, essayist, editor, and educator. Her plays have been seen across the US and abroad. Among them are Iphigenia Crash Land Falls…, The House of the Spirits, Jarman (all this maddening beauty) and De Troya, which premiered at Cara Mia Theatre in Dallas last spring. Her play Red Bike is the recipient of a 2018 NNPN Rolling World Premiere. She is editor of three books published by TCG: Audience Revolution, Innovation in Five Acts and Out of the Fringe as well as volumes from Manchester University Press, Smith & Kraus, Eyecorner Press, and more. Her play Ushuaia Blue will premiere at the Contemporary American theatre festival (now rescheduled for 2021). Visit her at www.caridadsvich.com
John Walch’s plays have been produced, commissioned, and developed at theaters such as Center Theatre Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The State Theatre, Zach Scott, Theatre @ Boston Court, Kitchen Dog, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, and Off-Broadway at Urban Stages. Awards include: The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays; the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborn Award; the Frederick Loewe Award in Musical Theatre, and the Charlotte Woolard Award recognizing a new voice in the American Theatre. John is former Artistic Director of ScriptWorks, and was a James Michener Fellow at the Michener Center at UT@Austin. John is an alum of New Dramatists in NYC, and has taught playwriting across the country. He currently heads the MFA Program in Playwriting at University of Arkansas.