Play Crawl 2016

 

Playwrights

 

Catherine Wiley

Catherine Wiley's latest play, Sheltered, is based on the stories of homeless women in Denver and her current project is a short play about the Gunnison Sage Grouse. Her work--so far-- has been seen in Denver, Aurora, Golden, and Omaha. She studied community-based theater at Cornerstone in Los Angeles and teaches in the English Department at the University of Colorado Denver. She is tickled to be back at play in the Play Crawl.

 

Lisa Wagner Erickson

Lisa’s work has been featured across the United States by Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Edge Theater, And Toto too Theatre Company, Dirtyfish Theater, Acoma Center, Playwrights of the Western Region Conference (Denver), Estrogenius Extended Festival (NYC), Stickball Productions, Marran Theater (Boston), and Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Sacramento) among others. She is a founding member of DIRTYFISH Theater, Denver’s award-winning playwrights collective.

 

Rebecca Gorman O'neill

Rebecca Gorman O’Neill was born in Akron, Ohio; she escaped at age 17 to attend Dartmouth College.  Rebecca went on to earn her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.  Her original plays have been produced across the country, and productions in Denver include Auto-da-Fe at the LIDA Project and The Greater Good at And Toto Too.   Her play Mynx & Savage was a semi-finalist at the O’Neill Theatre Conference, and her plays Tell-Tale and The Greater Good are available through Eldridge Publishing and Next Stage Press, respectively.   She is Professor of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she teaches playwriting, screenwriting, cinema studies, and the graphic novel. 

 

carol samson

Carol teaches in the writing program at Denver University.

 

 

 

 

linda berry

Linda Berry has six cozy mystery novels and a variety of other published credits, but has turned to writing poetry and short plays. This is her fourth piece for the play crawl.

 

 

Jennifer Faletto

Jennifer Faletto's plays include Bathroom Hate (2015 Reva Shiner Comedy Award finalist), Domestic Animals (2016 O’Neill semifinalist), Glow and Reindeer Cupcakes. Jennifer holds a BFA from TCU and also trained at The Second City (Chicago) and at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. Jennifer’s plays have been developed and produced at Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Blank Theatre (LA), The Capital Fringe (D.C.), The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Panndora’s Box (CA) and Short + Sweet (Sydney).

 

nina alice miller

Nina is co-founder and co-producer of Denver’s Rough Draught Playwrights: An Open Mic Theatrical Playground; co-founder of the Dirtyfish Theater collective; and an occasional dramaturg (Athena Project Festival, the University of Georgia, and the Mizel Center). Her plays include The Living (Athena Project Festival), Nano Diving (Red Rocks Community College Western Showcase), Bullies and Friends (commissioned by Mirror Image Arts), Boomtown IDP (Dirtyfish Theater Presents Wedding Cake Vodka), and Delaware, American Herring, and Real Estate (all for And Toto too Theatre Company). Nina is thrilled to be in the And Toto too's Play Crawl for the second year in a row!

 

leslie c. lewis

Leslie C. Lewis is a writer and producer with a background as a musician, conflict resolution specialist, and non-profit executive.  She is the author of non-fiction essays and articles for the academic and popular press, receiving awards for subject matter on the environment and contemporary culture.  Her short and full-length plays have received performances, staged readings and workshops in the West.  Leslie is a co-founder, co-producer and emcee of Rough Draught Playwrights, a live performance venue presenting Colorado playwrights’ works-in-progress, and a founding member of Dirtyfish Theater, a playwrights collective creating and producing original work in Denver.  Radio credits include a series of essays addressing contemporary social issues which she wrote and broadcast for Connecticut Public Radio.  She lives in Longmont, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and assorted critters.

 

christie brenner winn

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"She's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker. She sees possibilities everywhere."

Christie has her Masters in Teaching Language Arts and teaches first grade at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, although she will tell you her most important job is mommy. Christie has had several short plays produced throughout Colorado, but is most proud of her play, ‘he Mommy Rants.’Christie helped found the non-profit, Athena Project and created the successful program ‘Girls’ Write’ through Athena Project. Her current play, Cabaret Kalisz, has received two readings in Denver and is scheduled for a reading at Wordsmyth Theatre in Houston in November. Thanks Susan, as always!

 

melissa lucero mccarl

Author of Painted Bread, a full- length play named Best New Work by the Denver Post about the tumultuous life of Frida Kahlo (recently produced by the Aurora Fox.)  Commissioned by the Mizel Arts Center to write Poignant Irritations, celebrating the unorthodox life and love of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.  Commissioned by the Curious Theatre Company to write for the War Anthology directed by Bonnie Metzgar of the Public Theatre.  Winner of the Steven Dietz award for the one act Carlene Yakkin’.  Melissa has been named best local playwright by Westword newspaper and the Denver Post. Up next for Melissa the world premiere of her play Lost Creatures at And Toto too Theatre Company.