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Nick Graham

Nick Graham is a British vocalist, songwriter, flautist, pianist, and bassist. He was one of the original members of the British progressive rock band Atomic Rooster from 1969 to 1970 and from 1998 to 2001 composed music for the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

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Sean Graney

Sean Graney is the Artistic Director and Founder of The Hypocrites, a Chicago theater company. As a playwright, he has received productions of THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED SUICIDE at 59E59 in New York, The Hypocrites and the side project in Chicago; AUTOPHAGY at the Drama League Director’s Fest in 2007 in New York; PORNO at the side project in Chicago; as well as many adaptations and short plays. As a director, Mr. Graney directed over 30 productions since 1997. He was a participant in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors from 2004/6. He has won two…

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Micki Grant

Micki Grant was a composer, lyricist, bookwriter, singer, and actor. With DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE in 1972, she became the first person to solely write book, music, lyrics and star in a Broadway musical. For the same show, she also became the first woman composer to win a Grammy for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album. Her other Broadway writing credits include additional music and lyrics for YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD (1976), songs for WORKING (1978), and IT’S SO NICE TO BE CIVILIZED (book, music, and lyrics, 1980). Her other writing…

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Spalding Gray

Spalding Gray was born in Rhode Island on June 5, 1941. He began as an actor in summer theatre and in time became a major influence in New York City’s avant-garde theatre with the Wooster Group. It was here that he began to perform and write monologues. These hilarious, yet often sad stories of his personal life made him famous. The best known is SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA. Spalding also appeared in about 50 movies, and made occasional TV appearances, from Charlie Rose to The Nanny. But he first and foremost thought of himself as an author. He died in…

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Roma Greth

Roma Greth is an American playwright and author. Her plays include NARCISSUS, WORMS, THE AMERICAN WAR WOMEN, CASSIOPEA, CURTAIN CALL, HALFWAY, THE HEAVEN MOTHER, POTTSTOWN CARNIVAL, NOVEMBER PEOPLE, WINDFALL APPLES, QUALITY OF MERCY, and FOUR LANES TO JERSEY. Greth’s work has been produced at Expressionist NY, WPA NY, The Aspen Playwrights Conference, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Place, Syracuse Stage, Playwrights Horizons, and The O’Neill Theatre Center’s Playwrights Conference. In addition to writing plays, Greth has written short stories and worked in advertising.

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Jim Grimsley

Jim Grimsley is a playwright and novelist. Jim’s first novel, Winter Birds, was published by Algonquin Books in 1994. The novel won the 1995 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and received a special citation from the Ernest Hemingway Foundation. Jim’s second novel, Dream Boy, won the American Library Association GLBT Award for Literature (the Stonewall Prize) and was a Lambda finalist. His third novel, My Drowning, was released in January 1997 by Algonquin Books and for it he was named Georgia Author of the Year. His fourth novel, Comfort &…

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Burt Grinstead

Burt Grinstead is an actor, writer, producer, and director. As an actor, he has appeared on television in numerous network, cable and internet programs, starred in many films, and continues to make appearances on stages around the world. As a director, producer, and writer, Grinstead has teamed up with the talented Anna Stromberg to create Blanket Fort Entertainment, a multi-media production company focused of developing fast-paced, fun, and compelling work. Check out BurtGrinstead.com for more information on Grinstead’s acting career. Go to BlanketFortEntertaiment.com and become a part of the stories Grinstead and Stromberg are telling

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Todd David Gross

Todd David Gross has had an extensive background in music, and is a veteran of such rock groups as The Burning Sensations, The Band Next Door, and The Shout! He has written several short stories and a novel entitled The Bear Went Over the Mountain. His science fiction trilogy, collectively entitled Loy, which is about a race of beings who are the ancestors of the two alien characters in THEM … WITHIN US is about to be published. His other plays include THE VISIT, LIFE IN THE PARK, and SENSE MEMORY, which have been seen at Ensemble Studio Theatre…

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John Guare

John Guare received the Award of Merit from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his plays THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, RICH AND FAMOUS, MARCO POLO SINGS A SOLO, LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, and BOSOMS AND NEGLECT. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, which won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award as Best American Play of 1971, received four Tony awards in its triumphant revival in 1986 at Lincoln Center. He wrote the lyrics and won a Tony for his book of TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA, produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, which also won the…

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A R Gurney

A R (“Pete”) Gurney’s work has been produced in New York at Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, and Primary Stages. Among his plays are THE DINING ROOM, THE COCKTAIL HOUR, LOVE LETTERS, SYLVIA, FAR EAST, THE FOURTH WALL, and BIG BILL. Four of his more political plays — O JERUSALEM, MRS FARNSWORTH, SCREEN PLAY, and POST MORTEM — have been produced at the Flea Theater in Tribeca. Gurney also wrote several published novels, as well as the libretto for Michael Torke’s opera Strawberry Fields, presented by the New York City Opera. A former Professor of Literature at…

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Susan Eve Haar

Susan Eve Haar is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City. Her play SAUGERTIES was performed at the Meisner Theater, THE LUMP AND ME at Primary Stages, IZZY and NO TIME FOR BABY at The Women’s Project, MAX at the Looking Glass Theater, and TRUST ME at the Clark Studio Theater.

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Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton is a composer, lyricist, and author of musical plays and operas. His father was Francis Hamilton, a newspaperman and jazz critic; his mother, Doris, sang and played piano, but died when he was 11. He grew up in Atherton, south of San Francisco, where he began writing and producing musicals as a teenager, basing them on classic works like Jane Eyre and The Scarlet Letter. He moved to Hollywood in the late 1960s where he attended UCLA, wrote songs for Capitol Records, and joined Lehman Engel’s BMI Musical Theater Workshop. SURPRISE! is a musical version of Molière’s…

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Mark Harelik

Mark Harelik has appeared in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and THE BEARD OF AVON at the Goodman Theatre. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in THE BEARD OF AVON and OLD MONEY. He also appeared in the national tour of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Regionally, he has appeared in numerous plays at The Mark Taper Forum, the American Conservatory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, the Intiman Theatre, the Denver Center Theater Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, The Globe Theatres and South Coast Repertory Theater. Film credits include Election, Eulogy, Jurassic Park III, A Gnome Gnamed Gnorm, and Barbarians at the Gate. Television…

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Trish Harnetiaux

Trish Harnetiaux’s plays include IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO (The Acme Corporation, Incubator Arts Project, Son of Semele Ensemble); WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM (Glass Mind Theatre); HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS (Soho Rep. Lab, The Brick) and STRAIGHT ON TIL MORNING (78th Street Theatre Lab, Broadway Play Publishing). Her latest work — WEREN’T YOU IN MY SCIENCE CLASS? — has been developed at the 2014 Prelude Festival and with Ars Nova. She has been a resident at The Millay Colony, MacDowell, and Yaddo and is part of the Ars Nova Play Group / Affiliate Member of New…

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Nancy Hasty

Nancy Hasty’s plays have been produced in New York, internationally, regionally, and on tour. Her play, THE DIRECTOR, starring John Shea, ran Off-Broadway for over six months to critical and popular acclaim, and won “Recommended Play” status from The New York Times. FLORIDA GIRLS, Nancy’s one-woman show, toured several states after its Off-Broadway run, and she continues to perform it around the country. Her most recent play, LAWNCHAIRS, was produced this season at Scranton’s Electric Theatre Company. In Pennsylvania, she has been playwright-in-residence and taught both acting and writing at area colleges and schools. Currently, she is directing her…

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