Play Crawl 2017




Ellen K Graham

Ellen K. Graham is a Denver native and a graduate of the University of Chicago.  She has been a finalist for the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship, Clubbed Thumb’s Biennial Commission, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and the Global Age Project. She has worked with many companies in the Denver area, including Athena Project, And Toto Too, Pandemic Collective, the Edge, Paragon, and the Denver Center. She is the founder of Feral Assembly, a co-founder of Shocking Beyond Belief! Films, and a frequent contributor to the live storytelling shows Stories Stories Bring Your Stories and the Narrators.

Tami Canaday



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 third year in a row!


elaine romero

Elaine Romero is an award-winning U.S. playwright. Her plays been presented across the U.S. and abroad. Graveyard of Empires and A Work of Art, of The U.S. at War trilogy, recently premiered. Elaine recently penned her Arizona Theatre Company (NEA-funded) commissioned play, Title IX, the third of her U.S./Mexican border trilogy. Swastika was commissioned and produced by American Blues Theater in Chicago as part of Ripped: the Living Newspaper Festival. Elaine is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.


Edith Weiss







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.), and recently the world premiere of her play Lost Creatures at And Toto too Theatre Company.   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.