LUCY GRAM is a freelance theatre director and the Founding Director/Producer of One Bird Productions. Selected directing credits include Sarah Treem's The How and the Why, Allison Eve Zell’s Come to Leave, and readings of Meron Langsner’s Legacies and Mike Poe’s Like Father. She has assisted for Sleeping Weazel, the Dallas Theater Center, and the Kitchen Theatre Company, and has trained with Cornerstone Theater Company and Old Vic New Voices. She is an LA native and a graduate of Ithaca College. You can find her on Twitter @lucy_gram.
MERON LANGSNER was one of three writers in the country selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies, fulfilling his residency at New Repertory Theatre. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas, and his publishers include Bloomsbury, Smith & Kraus, Applause, McSweeney's, and YouthPLAYS. He was nominated for the IRNE for Best New Play for Vagabond Theatre Group's 2012 workshop production of BURNING UP THE DICTIONARY. As a fight director, he has composed violence for over 150 productions, films, and tours at venues that include the ART, Merrimack Rep, New Rep, Lyric Stage, and Stoneham Theatre. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU/Tisch, an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis, and a PhD in Theatre History from Tufts. Meron is also on the Real Estate Committee of the League of Independent Theatres and an Affiliated Artist of Playwrights Commons. He is currently based in NYC. More at www.MeronLangsner.com
ADARA MEYERS is a playwright and Managing Director of Sleeping Weazel, an experimental multimedia theatre company. She is the recipient of the 2014 Fellowship Merit Award in Playwriting/Screenwriting from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and her plays and multidisciplinary works have been performed at The Factory Theatre, Perishable Theatre, 95 Empire, Roulette, Wheaton College, and Firehouse 13, among others. www.adarameyers.com and www.sleepingweazel.com.
ELIZA ORLEANS is a theater artist based in Brooklyn. Directing credits include Wiley and the Hairy Man (Long Wharf's TYA program), A World With Three Sides (Young Playwrights Festival), Paper Towels, Faux Snow (National Theater Institute), Blackbird, and She (Ithaca College.) She has also assistant directed at the Long Wharf and Goodman Theatres. Eliza is a former Associate Director of Theatermakers, a summer intensive for college students at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. She has taught at the O'Neill, Florida Studio Theatre, and Birch Trail Camp for Girls.
MIKE POE trained at the National Theatre Institute in the fall of 2008. Mike saw a production of his play On the Bottom presented at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY in April 2009. In 2010, his one act play (R)Evolution was produced with Theatremakers in Waterford, CT. Mike returned to the O’Neill in January 2012 to attend the Advanced Playwriting semester where, under the tutelage of Donna DiNovelli and Marcus Gardley, produced a full-length drama (POWER PLAY), a one-act play (DOWNSTAIRS) and six ten-minute plays in fourteen weeks. A reading of DOWNSTAIRS was presented in April 2012 with Route 66 in Chicago, IL. Currently, Mike is working with The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT) on Cape Cod to create an original play to bring to light the prominent prescription drug problem plaguing the area.
CECELIA RAKER is thrilled to be affiliated with One Bird Productions. She is a playwright, director, and dramaturg currently at work on a cycle of movement-and-text pieces based on fairytales, a few more traditional plays, and a collaborative devised piece with the Project:Project collective in Boston. Her play SKINWALKING was selected for the 2014 Great Plains Theater Conference Playlab, and had a sold-out run in 2011 at the ART’s Loeb Experimental Theater. Her new piece DRY BONES RISING will be read in August 2014 with One Bird Productions in Boston, and her play LILACS IN NOVEMBER was workshopped in the 2010 Harvard Playwrights’ Festival. Her short play WEBBED HANDS was produced by Imaginary Beasts at the 2014 Boston Theater Marathon. Her work has also been developed/performed at The One-Mine Play Festival, Bostonia Bohemia, Company One, and a variety of other venues. Cecelia is a member of Project:Project and the Grub Street Writers’ Workshop. She holds an AB in Theater Arts from Harvard College (2011). www.ceceliaraker.tumblr.com
ANGEL VEZA is an emerging Fight Director in New York City. Her recent acting credits include:Stoops! (Divine Stage Works), A Dream Play (Heart and Dagger Productions), and Within The Lines (Urbanity Dance Company). She recently served as the Fight Director for Danny and the Deep Blue See (Green Hills Theatre Collective), The How and the Why (One Bird Productions) and From Denmark With Love (Vaquero Playground). Angel graduated from Tufts University and has also trained at the Vampire Cowboys Rabid Vamps Fight Studio in NYC.