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Christina Gorman

(Playwright – Keep the Change) Plays:  Split Wide Open: produced at Summer Play Festival; developed through Ensemble Studio Theatre’s New Voices Program; runner-up, Princess Grace Award (2005).  DNA:  produced at Hangar Theatre and New York International Fringe Festival; FringeNYC Award for Playwriting Excellence.  The Torture Project (collaboration):  fellowship, Drama League New Directors/New Works Program; presented in Six Figures Theatre Company’s Artists of Tomorrow Festival.  Other:  The Juilliard School, Lark Theatre Center, Hallie Flanagan Play Series/Women at Wings.  Current member of the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab.

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Katori Hall

(Playwright – Remembrance) is an award-winning playwright and performer. This fall, her play, Hoodoo Love, will have its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre, where it was developed under Lynn Nottage as part of the theatre’s 2006 Mentor Project. Hoodoo Love received three 2006 AUDELCO nominations (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, August Wilson Playwright Award), winning for Best Supporting Actress. Hall is a 2007 winner of the Fellowship of Southern Writers Award in Drama, 2006 NYFA Fellow, and a 2006 writing workshop resident at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Andrea Lepcio

(Playwright – A Peddler’s Tale) Andrea Lepcio’s plays have been developed and presented at Epiphany, Manhattan Theatre Source, Lady Cavaliers, New Shoe, Shalimar Productions, Titans, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Women’s Project, and Vital Theatre and in NY, and at Trustus, Hangar, Bloody Unicorn and Provincetown Theatre Company, regionally.  Her plays have been published in Plays and Playwrights, Estrogenius, lichen and by Smith & Kraus.  She directs the Dramatists Guild Fellows program. M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, M.B.A. UC Berkeley, and B.A. in Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic.

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Molly Rice

(Playwright – The Dime Show) Molly’s work is nationally produced/ published. Residencies:  Missoula Colony; Voice and Vision; Hangar Theater. Awards: Weston Award; nominee, Outstanding Original Short Play, New York IT Awards. A two-time finalist for New Dramatists and the Heidemann Award, a finalist & semifinalist for the O’Neill, a finalist for the Jerome, and a three-time semifinalist for PlayLabs, Molly holds an MFA from Brown where she teaches playwriting, and will be replacing Wendy MacLeod for 2007-8 as Visiting Assistant Professor (playwriting) at Kenyon College.

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Saviana Stanescu

(Playwright – I Want What You Have) is a Romanian-born playwright. Her plays have been produced in Europe and US. Recent New York productions include Waxing West and YokastaS at La MaMa Theater, Lenin’s Shoe at The Lark, and Aurolac Blues at Here Arts Center (published in Plays and Playwrights 2006). Fellowships/Awards: 2007 NYSCA playwright-in-residence with Women’s Project, TCG, Fulbright, Goldberg, Antoine Vitez, Best Romanian Play of the Year 2000. MA in Performance Studies, MFA in Dramatic Writing, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.

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Joy Tomasko

(Playwright – Keep the Change) A member of the Women’s Project Playwright’s Lab, Joy’s play Unfold Me will be produced this July at the Summer Play Festival in NYC directed by Linsay Firman. A recent MFA graduate of CalArts’ Writing for Performance Program, Joy previously worked at The Public Theater/NYSF for six seasons. With a wanderlust of her own, Joy never met a dime she didn’t like.

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May Adrales

(Director – Keep the Change) is thrilled to be a part of The Women’s Project Directors Lab.  She is a Drama League Directing Fellow and a Directing Associate at the Lark Play Development Center.  May received a Van Lier Directing Fellowship and an SDCF Observership.  She is a member of the SoHo Rep Writers/Director’s Lab ‘06-07.  She also received a New York Theatre Workshop Directing Fellowship for 2006-07. May is an Artistic Associate at The Public Theater.  MFA, directing, Yale 2006.

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Gia Forakis

(Director – I Want What You Have): recent credits: Inge’s Picnic, The Bay Theatre, Annapolis, MD., Sheridan’s The Rivals, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Cold Spring, NY., Acts of Mercy, by Michael John Garcés, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, NYC. , Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Milwaukee Shakespeare, WI. Gia holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from Yale School of Drama. She is a member of the Women’s Project Director’s Lab, an affiliated director The Lark Play Development Center, and a member of SSDC.

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Jyana S. Gregory

(Director – Remembrance) runs the NYC-based theatre company ACTIVE EYE with whom she is currently creating a séance. Most recently she directed Iphigenia at Aulis at City College of New York.  Jyana spent 2 seasons at Cleveland Public Theatre as a Future Leaders grant recipient from Theatre Communications Group during which time she directed works by Suzan-Lori Parks, Wallace Shawn, and Adam Rapp.

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Kim Weild

(Director – A Peddler’s Tale) New York premiere of Charles Mee Jr.’s Fetes de la Nuit, Uncle Vanya (Prague Quadrennial 2007), Paradise Now, Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Endgame. Assistant director: Michael Blakemore on Deuce, Roger Rees and Rick Elice on Double Double. Artistic Director of Collective Intelligence Arts, dedicated to the creation and development of new work, dynamic re-imaginings of the classics and the training of artists.  Extensive background in Suzuki/Viewpoints and Composition. .For more information:www.kimweild.com MFA Directing-Columbia University.

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Brian H. Scott

(Set Design – A Peddler’s Tale) With SITI Company; Radio Macbeth, Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Plowman, bobrauschenbergamerica Systems/Layers, War of the Worlds Radio Play, With Rude Mechanicals: How Late It Was Late, Lipstick Traces, Big Love, El Paraiso, Cherrywood, Matchplay. Classic Stage Company: Hamlet, Richard II.

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Brenda Abbandandolo

(Costume Designer – Remembrance) Most recently Brenda assisted William Ivey Long on the Broadway show Curtains.  She has also been assisting on various productions on and off Broadway.  Brenda earned her Bachelors degree from Northeastern University and will begin earning her M.F.A. in Costume Design from New York University in the fall.

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Lisa Renee Jordan

(Costume Design – A Peddler’s Tale) Lisa Renee Jordan’s costume design credits include Suicide, Anyone? (Off-Broadway) The Witching Hour and Triangle (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Neglect, and Thicker than Water (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Dr. Faustus: Occult Remix, Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Uncle Vanya, A Dream Play, Eccentricities of a Nightingale,(Off-Off Broadway) Nights at the Circus (NYC Fringe Festival). Assistant design credits include Bernarda Alba (Lincoln Center Theatre), Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (Broadway). She received her MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Christian Frederickson

(Sound Designer – A Peddler’s Tale): violist, composer, and sound designer, is a founding member of Rachel’s, an instrumental band with six albums on Touch and Go Records.  Recent projects: Hanjo at Japan Society; Fetes de la Nuit at Columbia Stages NYC; King Lear at Point B Productions, Nashville, TN; The History of the World in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Other credits: The Water Project at Bowdoin College, ME; Violent Delights at the Public Theater; Christina Olson: American Model at P.S. 122.  Love to Tara.

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Leigh Goldenberg

(Producer – I Want What You Have) is a founding member and managing director of Stone Soup Theatre Arts, a socially conscious theatre company for whom she has been producing since 2001. She has also worked with Clubbed Thumb, Young Playwrights, Primary Stages, MCC and spent three years with The Pearl Theatre Company. Currently, she is the Finance Associate at HERE Arts Center. Leigh is a proud member of the Women’s Project Producer’s Lab and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s Producing and Management program.