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George G. King — Playwright-Lyricist

Posted on Aug 9, 2018 in Authors

George G. King is from Utah. He has served a French mission for the LDS Church and earned Degrees from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and completed course work at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He has worked for United States Steel, WordPerfect Corporation and Zions Bank as a publications editor and technical writer and taught English and French at BYU, Rice University, & Utah Valley University. He loves to write and share his philosophies and ideas in poems, stories, and theater. He also really enjoys and admires the way C. Michael Perry puts wings to his words through music.   MUSICALS AUTHORED Coming Home: A Christmas...

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Dean Olivet — Author

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Authors

DEAN OLIVET — received a Music BA in Duluth around 2003. These days he teaches a lot of guitar and banjo lessons, and take care of his baby girl, Rosemary. He once directed a production of “The Fantasticks”, and shaved a bald spot in his head to play Stephen Spettigue in “Charley’s Aunt.” He has a French Horn Trophy, a Jug Band Trophy, a plaque that reads “Best Musical Act at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival”, and a deck of cards from when he played guitar for Minneapolis Musical Theatre’s production of “Tommy”. There’re five records out there with his music on them. He has done some other things and will do more.   MUSICALS Searching for Sparks The...

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Harlan Baker — Author

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Authors

Harlan Baker is a graduate of Emerson College. He worked on the staff of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America AFL-CIO (Now UniteHere). He served in the Maine legislature from 1979-1988 representing part of Portland. He is an actor and director and has appeared with numerous theatres throughout New England, including the Portland Stage Company, Theater at Monmouth, Mt. Holyoke Summer Theater, New Century Theater and the Stage at Spring Point. His short plays,”Gran Via”, “Tung Sing”, and “A Whale of a Tale”, have staged by several Portland area theatre companies. He has been teaching speech and theater for the past twenty years at the University of Southern Maine, and taught speech and taught speech and theater at the University of New England from 1987 to 2004 concurrently with his work at USM. He is currently an adjunct lecturer...

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Patricia Mew — Author

Posted on May 23, 2018 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Patricia Mew’s short plays have been produced at the Maine Playwrights Festival (2012, 2013, 2014), PortFringe (2015, 2016), and King of Crows II (2014), all in Portland, ME. Her play All the Wrong Moves was produced at the 2018 New Works Festival, the Long and Short of It in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her play Cock Fight won Best Play at the Crowbait Death Match in October 2013. Edna and Furber was a semi-finalist in Little Black Dress INK’s 2015 Female Playwrights ONSTAGE project. She has also had her plays produced at Keene State College, Keene, NH; Smith College, Northampton, MA; and Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA. She lives in South Portland, ME where she is a member of Playwrights’ Circle.     SHORT PLAYS: ALL THE WRONG MOVES (published by Leicester Bay Theatricals) COCK FIGHT EDNA and FURBER HE TOUCHED...

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Colin Britt — Composer

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Authors

COLIN BRITT holds a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from the Hartt School, a Master’s from Yale, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Rutgers. His choral compositions have been published by various presses. He has worked as Music Director for numerous professional productions, and currently serves on the faculty of Rutgers Prep in New Jersey. MUSICALS AUTHORED: Billionaire Vegans The Skeleton In The School Who’s Running The...

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Brent Hutchins — Author

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 in Authors

Brent Hutchins is a fourth generation Mount Desert Island carpenter, and in the words of one of his characters, “Junior”, a Downeast entrepreneur! He has been active in all phases of community theater in central Maine for many years; including, acting, directing, set design and construction. Every earnest thespian knows the magic and melancholy of producing a play. Here today, gone tomorrow! In the midst of post production blues, after a particularly special run of “You Can’t Take It With You,” Brent realized that the magic and melancholy was in that script. So he took up his “pen” and began to write about what he knows: Downeast Maine.N Plays Authored: Closer To Home (Nothin’ Better Than Downeast) Further Downeast (more of Nothin...

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Richard Sewell — author

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Authors

RICHARD C. SEWELL grew up among artists in rural Maine.  After Bard College and the Army Language School (Russian), he taught high school, directed, acted, wrote, wandered…   The production of his dance-play, Winter Crane, at the University of Wisconsin, 1968, led to the co-founding (with Robert Joyce) of The Theater At Monmouth, a union classical rep company in 1970.  It also led, indirectly, to a professorship at Colby College, beginning 1974.  TAM and Colby, into this century, continued to be his main workplaces, as actor, director, and teaching theater generalist.             His Wat Tyler was produced by Nathan LeGrand at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in SC, 1988.  Winter Crane’s professional premier was at the Fountain Theater in Los Angeles, 1990, and his adaptation of Lessing’s Nathan The Wise opened at NYC’s fine Pearl Theater in 2002 and was revived...

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Jerry Walker — Author

Posted on Dec 28, 2017 in Authors

Jerry Walker Jerry Walker is a retired Band and Theater director. He was the director of bands at Oxford Hills High School in South Paris and Stearns High School in Millinocket. While in Millinocket he was also the theater director and directed the Jazz Ensembles. Since his retirement in 1999 he has acted in and directed plays and musicals at Schoolhouse: The “Hobbit,” and “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”, “The Odd Couple” and a group of one-act plays; Lake Region Community Theater, where he directed: “The Odd Couple”, (female version), “Oliver” and “You Can’t Take It With You”; Oxford Hills Community Theater, “Carnival”; and Windham Center Stage Theater: “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Once Upon A Mattress”. He Directed “My Fair Lady” and “Hello Dolly” at Deertrees. Jerry is one of the founders of the...

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Linda Britt — Author

Posted on Dec 2, 2017 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

LINDA BRITT is a Maine playwright who has had plays produced on both coasts. Recent works include “What If…”, “I Smile, Of Course, and Go On Drinking Tea,” and “Chosen: Adoption Stories,” along with her ten-minute play “If Only in My Dreams”. Her current project is a series of monologs focusing on immigration.   PLAYS AUTHORED: American Dreams: Immigration Stories Mrs. Smith Goes To Washington I Smile, Of Course, And Go On Drinking Tea Chosen: Stories On Adoption Mirrors and Memories: Five short plays inspired by the paintings of Norman Rockwell What If… Billionaire Vegans (MUSICAL) Let Me Count The Ways (MUSICAL) The Skeleton In The School (CHILDREN’S MUSICAL) Who’s Running The School? (CHILDREN’S MUSICAL) Book, Sledgehammer, Fencepost (SHORT) Thanksgiving (SHORT) (contained in “Mirrors and Memories”) The Girl In The Mirror (SHORT) (contained in “Mirrors and Memories”) If Only...

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Harley Marshall — author

Posted on Nov 9, 2017 in Authors

Harley Marshall has a long list of theater credits, stretching from the Midwest to Off-Broadway and Maine. He was nominated for Best Actor by the Kansas City theater critics, and was co-founder of a critically acclaimed avant-garde theater there. He created the Asner Showcase and directed its namesake, Ed Asner, in the first production; spearheaded the renovation of an abandoned stable in Kansas City into a performance center; and wrote and performed three one-man shows. In the past year, Marshall has written two comedies and a drama: Murray and Juliet or All’s Swell That Ends Swell, and Sammy’s The Greatest College Bar in the History of Mankind. His latest script, Billy Goes to War premiered in August of 2017. Marshall is a member of The Daytime Players, a troupe of senior actors, directors and playwrights.   Plays Authored Billy...

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Deen Ferrell — Author

Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Authors

It all started when… Deen Ferrell  began writing in Junior High, where he wrote his first “novel,” which consisted of 59 hand-written pages about a time-traveling antagonist who has psychic abilities. He continued to churn out songs, poems, and story treatments through High School. At Brigham Young University, where he studied film, he won several awards for his plays, and had one THE ARCHER WHO WENT I KNOW NOT WHERE TO FETCH I KNOW NOT WHAT toured across the western states to over 30 performances. His other play CINNAMON STICK was also produced.  His senior film project, “More Bull than Dozer,” which he wrote and art-directed, was selected as the Western Region Finalist by the Academy of Motion Picture and Television Sciences, and competed in Los Angeles for a Student Academy Awards. “Cryptic Spaces” is his first published series,...

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Jennifer Reck — Author

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Jennifer Reck has had plays produced for the Maine Playwrights Festival, PortFringe, and the Crowbait Club.  The Little Mermaid’s Little Sister, her first full-length production, was commissioned  and produced by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in collaboration with A Company of Girls, and premiered in April 2017. PLAYS AUTHORED The Little Mermaid’s Little...

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Alexandra Grace Gaver — Author

Posted on Sep 4, 2017 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Alexandra Grace Gaver studied theater at the University of Virginia and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with a focus in Shakespeare. She is a co-founder and current board member of The Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads and is currently attending the William & Mary Law School.       PLAYS AUTHORED: Freedom Song — A Story of Hope (a CTHR Playscripts title) Cinderella’s Miss-Adventures (a CTHR Playscripts title) The Not-So-Scary Nightmare Adventure (a CTHR Playscripts title) Visit The Children’s Theatre of Hampton Roads at...

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Jenifer Nii — Author

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Jenifer Nii has had five plays produced at Plan-B Theatre Company. They include THE SCARLET LETTER and SUFFRAGE, which garnered back-to-back nominations for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New American Play Produced Outside New York, and RUFF! a play for young audiences. THE WEIRD PLAY will premier at Plan-B in 2018. PLAYS PUBLISHED: RUFF! The Scarlet Letter...

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E. Gray Simons III — AUTHOR

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Authors

Playwright E. Gray Simons III has worked for fourteen years as an Artist-in-Residence at BTF. In 2000, he became Artistic Director of BTF PLAYS! and has since written and directed more than a dozen original plays, among them Aesop’s Network, Nursery Rhyme Café, Mystery Sideshow 2: Strange Waves, and Mystery Sideshow 3: Way Out West. Simons made his BTF directorial debut in 2000 with The Wind in the Willows and in 2001 he became director of the Summer Performance Stories, The Odyssey, The Magic Flute, Arabian Nights, and Monkey. Other directorial credits include The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Oliver! and Peter Pan(2009) on BTF’s Main Stage, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? and Holiday Memories in the Unicorn Theatre, Robin Hood at the Berkshire Museum, The Who’s Tommy at Brandeis University with co-director Eric Hill, and Big Love...

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Joe Rosenberg

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 in Authors

JOSEPH ROSENBERG — Playwright, Director and Theater Scholar, Joe was the founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Bilingue (The Bilingual Theatre Company). He established bilingual theatre programs in various school districts and founded international theatre exchanges. In 1983 the State Department sent him to South America to lecture on minority culture theatre in the United States. He also edited an anthology of Hispanic Children’s Plays entitled ¡APLAUSO! for ARTÉ PÚBLICO PRESS.   Plays El Bully El Gato Sin Amigos La Rana...

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Jim Christian

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 in Authors

Jim Christian is a Playwright, Lyricist, Director, Choreographer, Actor/Singer/Dancer, and a teacher of thousands of successful students. He is the recently retired Director of Musical Theatre Studies at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He has produced/directed/choreographed over 50 shows for that department. Plus he founded Chameleons, Utah’s original Murder Mystery group and wrote 18 productions for them to tour with. He has also written the scripts and lyrics for the musicals “Pirated!” (A whacky version of The Pirates of Penzance, set in the era of the emergence of sound pictures, debuted at the ACTF), “Sleepy Hollow” (Winner of the Kennedy Center’s ACTF Musical Theatre Playwrighting Award, with music by Tom Edward Clark), “The Plain Princess“, and two short Christmas shows, “Five Carols for Christmas“, and “JingleJacks“. When his students reminisce, what they recall are Christian’s high expectations and...

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Martin R. Collin

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Authors

Martin R. Collin is the former English Department Chairman and Theatre Director at Saint James School, in Hagerstown, Maryland. He taught at Saint James for over 25 years (and before that at The Kildonan School, in Amenia, New York and before that at the University of Maryland-College Park) and has directed over 120 plays. He is currently teaching mandolin and guitar at The Front Porch, a roots and folk music school, in Charlottesville, Virginia.   PLAYS AUTHORED: Reindeer Games-A Christmas Panto for Young and Olde! –a full-length, large cast, made for stage holiday extravaganza Other published work: I Love You When It’s Raining, Roy G. Biv a large cast, nostalgic one-act drama about an inspirational teacher (Lazy Bee Scripts) The Man in Seat 24 or The Uninvited Guest, a full-length, two act murder mystery where an irate, rude, and...

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Jes Marbacher

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Jes Marbacher is a writing and communications professional and freelance theater artist working in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She first came to NHTP through an artists in residence program more than 15 years ago. Jes performed with New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Youth Repertory Company for many years and served as a technical intern before earning a degree in English from Colgate University in 2013. Following graduation, Jes returned to the seacoast and to NHTP. In addition to her work with New Hampshire Theatre Project, Jes now works in market research and moonlights as a stand-up comedian. Her original script about the women’s suffragist movement, Well-Behaved Women, written for NHTP’s Junior Repertory Company, premiered in April 2016 and is now published by Leicester Bay Theatricals. PLAYS Authored Well-Behaved...

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Sheila Rinear — playwright

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Sheila Rinear is a San Antonio-based, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and teacher. Her work has been commissioned, developed and produced throughout the United States but especially in Texas where The Playhouse San Antonio, The Classic Theatre, and The Overtime Theatre have been her artistic homes. Commissioned six times in the past 8 years by the City of San Antonio to produce performance pieces for Luminaria, Rinear has also taught theatre for many years in NEISD San Antonio and Playwriting at Trinity University, as well as serving The Dramatists Guild as Regional Rep for Austin-San Antonio. ALSO VISIT HER WEBSITE: HERE Plays listed with Leicester Bay: A Day Without Palestine — A one-act Counter Intelligence — a one-act The Ransom Note (or Sweet Lily’s Peril) — a melodrama with songs Lifelines — a full-length Merry Gentlemen  Other plays: (some of these...

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Carol Lynn Pearson — AUTHOR

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Carol Lynn Pearson is a well-known writer in a variety of genres. The unlikely area of poetry provided her first major success. Well over 250,000 copies of her poetry books have been sold and poems have appeared in literature books as well as Ann Lander’s column.  A book that brought major recognition in a different way is “Goodbye, I Love You”, the story of her life with her husband, a homosexual man struggling with the conflicts this brought to his life and marriage. After twelve years and four children, the couple ended their marriage and vowed to remain good friends. Six years later, in Carol Lynn’s home, where she was taking care of him, Gerald died of AIDS. Believing their story could help many others, Ms. Pearson decided to tell it. The book made her a popular guest on...

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Taylor Williams — Composer

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Authors

Taylor Ross Williams Taylor is a Utah based musician who currently works as the resident music director at Brigham’s Playhouse in Washington, Utah. He has been doing performances as a musician since he was twelve years old, including shows at the state fair in 2002 and 2003. He has two beautiful children, a girl and a boy, and a loving and supportive wife that sings his songs with him whenever he writes. MUSICALS: Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man — composer/arranger/tracks (Zion Theatricals) misFitting In –arrangement/tracks (Leicester Bay Theatricals) They Called Him Brother Joseph — tracks (Zion Theatricals) Taylor is also the owner of TAYLORED TRACKS and produces minus-tracks/backing-tracks for all sorts of musicals and other performance companies. He is beginning work on some of our properties and we highly recommend...

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Jamie Young — Author

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 in Authors

Jamie Young (a.k.a. James Brigham Young) is the Executive Producer of Brigham’s Playhouse and one of its owners.  He recently left a 19 year career as a professor of Musical Theatre to pursue his dream of running a professional theatre company.  He served as the head of the theatre program at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs for twelve years, where he was responsible for producing, directing, and/or choreographing six to nine productions annually.  He also served as the Artistic & Managing Director of the college’s professional summer stock theatre company and summer theatre camp for youth. Before moving to Wyoming, Young worked in North Carolina.  While serving for four years as the creator and director of a Musical Theatre program at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, Jamie also managed a large performing arts training studio with...

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Michael Megliola — Author

Posted on Oct 17, 2015 in Authors

Michael Megliola has spent many years contributing to progressive theater for young actors. All three of his sons appeared on stage with New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth, NH. The youngest, Leo, inspired him to write for that stage. Michael’s goal is to stress technique, support an ensemble cast, and make material accessible to young actors without diluting its message.   Plays In Publication: Galileo’s Pendulum The Sheriff of...

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Genevieve Aichele — Author

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Genevieve Aichele is Artistic Director of New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth, and has performed, directed and taught theatre arts both nationally and internationally for over 35 years, including 20 years of directing the NHTP Youth Repertory Company. Genevieve has written dozens of story theatre scripts for use both onstage and in the classroom. Her adult scripts include Neighborhoods (2001 Portsmouth Spotlight Community Arts Award); original adaptations of Lysistrata and Finding the Prince; and Dreaming Again, commissioned in 2011 by the NH Humanities Council. As a storyteller, Genevieve performs with musician Randy Armstrong in World Tales. Their two CD’s have won numerous national and international awards. Her first audiobook recording, Forest Secrets by Tracy Kane, was released in 2012. Ocean Secrets, her first novel for young readers co-written with Tracy Kane, was released in May 2014. Genevieve received the...

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J. D. Newman — Author

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Authors

Dr. John Dilworth Newman is a professor of theatre at Utah Valley University and the director of the Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth.  He lives with his family in Sandy City, Utah. Dr. Newman became the first recipient of the Reba R. Robertson Award from the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America.  At UVU, Dr. Newman has directed The Secret Garden, Princess Academy, and Androcles and the Lion in the Noorda Theatre.  He has also served as the director of the Noorda Theatre Summer Camp and has produced or co-produced touring productions including A Village Fable, The Princess and the Goblin, Honk!, and Pedro’s Magic Shoes.  As a playwright, he has adapted scripts for Newbery medalists including Avi, Paul Fleischman, and Richard Peck.  Newman taught and directed at Highland High School for eighteen years, from 1991 to 2010 with...

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Tim Slover

Posted on Jul 7, 2015 in Authors

Tim Slover, Assistant Professor, directs the playwriting and London Study Abroad programs for the University of Utah Department of Theatre, where he also teaches dramatic literature and script analysis. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and in professional regional and university theatres all over the US and in Canada. Tim’s writing awards include the Grand Prize in the 65th Annual Writers Digest Writers Awards; the Christopher Brian Wolk Award for Playwriting Excellence; a Cine Golden Eagle; a Freedoms Foundation George Washington Honor Medal; a Hopwood Award for Best Play; an American Screenwriters Association Award, three Association for Mormon Letters playwriting awards (plus an honorable mention), and he was also a finalist for a Television Arts and Sciences Community Service Emmy. His plays are published by the Samuel French Co., Encore Performance Publishing, Leicester Bay Theatricals and Zion Theatricals. More...

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Susan Mondzak

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

SUSAN MONDZAK’s works have been endorsed by numerous arts organizations, including the NYS Council on the Arts and the ASCAP Young Composer’s Competition. Susan has composed music for six original musicals and the film “The Adventures Of Mr. Enzyme.” Currently she produces “Teen Talk” on NYC radio.   PLAYS AUTHORED: COLUMBUS! A Musical Adventure (with Joe Cosentino) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (with Joe Cosentino) (Eldridge Plays and...

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Joe Cosentino

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Authors

Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite Mystery author of 2015 by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll and the upcoming Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries:  Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, and the upcoming Drama Cruise and Drama Luau (Lethe Press); the Cozzi Cove series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (TBR Pile Book of the Month), Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, and the upcoming Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out (NineStar Press); and the novellas: An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). His plays Infatuation and Neighbor were performed Off-Off Broadway, and Reach for the Sky regionally. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film, and The...

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Donald Lewis

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Authors

Donald Lewis is an award-winning playwright as well as a screenwriter. Stage productions include Full Court Press, Good Girl, Third World and Alexander and the United Snakes of America. His screenplay Alcatraz Tour has been produced and eight other scripts have earned screen options. The Chicago native is a Resident Playwright Alumnus at Chicago Dramatists and a member of the DGA.     Plays Authored Alexander and the United Snakes of America (TYA) Full Court Press Quiet Light High and Inside FireWater Third World Melissa Tunes In (TYA) Good Girl Junkman...

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Lori Jacobs

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 in Authors, Women Playwrights and Composers

Lori Jacobs was born in Detroit with a passion for all things creative and the fervor to perform them. She began writing plays and songs as a child. Always involved in music, theater, and the arts, Lori began singing professionally while teaching elementary school. Following the 1972 Capitol Records’ release of Free, her first album of original songs, Lori toured the country as a wandering troubadour at colleges and coffee houses and sang in local venues in the Detroit area for twenty years, where she was also involved in community theater. In 1998, Lori moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she became active in community theater as an actor, playwright, and theater administrator. In 2008, Lori received a Grand Award nomination for best actress for her portrayal of Golda Meier in Golda’s Balcony.. Her original children’s musical, Little Red...

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Phillip Flammer

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Authors

Philip Meynard Flammer had a long career in the Air Force as a pilot and, later, historian, most notably working in Saigon in1968-69 documenting the Vietnam War. The author of several books and articles on military history, he eventually joined the Brigham Young University history faculty and taught there for a number of years before his retirement and death. He influenced an entire generation of LDS thinkers and practitioners in the field of national security, especially through his writings on military ethics. Unfortunately, this legacy has largely been lost to our faith community. The adaptor first made Professor Flammer’s acquaintance when they were both graduate students at Yale University.  At BYU Phil also worked with Rogers as an assistant director of its Honors Program (1975—1976).  Flammer told Rogers that his novel-length manuscript recounts a single night’s dream about the...

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Mark Ogden

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Authors

Mark Ogden, composer, lyricist and book writer, and also founder of St. George Musical Theater, often said writing and producing a play was like having a baby. Once he conceived of an idea, it would grow and grow until he had to put it on paper and write music to accompany the dialogue. Finally, when the baby emerged on stage, it was a joy to behold as the newest member of his family. St. George Musical Theater was another of his babies. Conceived in the mid 1980’s, this tiny nursery of players rehearsed, presented, reviewed, and revised Mark’s dramatic work. In 1988, Mark’s directing abilities won him the privilege of directing It’s My Life by Carol Lynn Pearson. Sponsored by Southwest Mental Health, he and the show traveled to many Southern Utah schools and kept the dream of St. George...

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Jerry Argetsinger

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Authors

Ph.D. (Bowling Green State University), is an Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He joined NTID in 1975, where he has taught a variety of courses and chaired two departments. Argetsinger has had a distinguished career in theater and film as a scholar, playwright, director and producer. He has authored a major study on the Danish playwright Ludvig Holberg including eight comedies by this Father of Scandinavian theatre, as well as numerous articles and essays on the literary and dramatic arts. He has published a dozen scripts and directed and produced a number of major theatrical productions, He is a nationally recognized director of outdoor drama, including the Hill Cumorah Pageant (for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

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Ralph G. Rodgers, Jr.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Authors

Ralph G. Rodgers Jr., has long been associated with theater along the Wasatch Front – from teaching drama at Granite High School to operating the Pages Lane Theatre in Centerville – thousands of patrons knew Rodgers from his performances as Scrooge in a variety of “A Christmas Carol” musical adaptations, Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner of Titipu in “The Mikado.” Born August 16, 1936, in Salt Lake City, the son of Isabelle Stagg Rodgers and Ralph Gilbert Rodgers, Sr. He married Joan Williams on June 17, 1960 in the Salt Lake Temple. Rodgers served a mission for the LDS Church in Samona in 1956-59 and later spent much time in the islands as a regional representative for the church and, during the early 1970s, as president of the Samoan Mission for three...

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