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III

John DelVecchio (Monroe Wheeler) Currently, John is a drama specialist at PS 203 in Bayside, NY. He has directed over 30 children’s productions, most recently Into the Woods. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre from New York University. John is also the co-founder of Amici Ensemble Productions. He will next be seen this fall in The Death of Frank by Stephen Belber. Past credits: John Merrick (The Elephant Man), Macbeth (Macbeth), Polo Pope (A Hatful of Rain), Kurt (transfigured), Phil (Hurlyburly), and Jimmy Bonaparte (Veins and Thumbtacks).

Daryl Embry (George Platt Lynes) Daryl is excited to be working on III again, after participating in the initial workshop in June of 2007. This marks Daryl's third collaboration with Joe Salvatore and John DelVecchio, having previously worked on short plays by Thorton Wilder and transfigured, written by Julie Marie Myatt. Other New York and regional credits include: Fools In Love (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, BAM), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Women and Wallace, ART, Greater Tuna, and Almost, Maine. Daryl is currently appearing off-Broadway in The Awesome 80s Prom and is an adjunct professor in the Program in Educational Theatre at NYU.

Joe Salvatore (Glenway Wescott; Playwright and Director) Original plays and performance pieces include “someone’s in the kitchen with dinah”, Homage to Edvard Munch, nsa, transfigured (with Julie Marie Myatt), That’s Not How You Do It, full of grace. . . (James Baldwin Playwriting Award) empty, fag/hag (FringeNYC 2000), and At Wit’s End: You Are Here. Recent directing projects include What Can’t Be Seen, Medea Redux, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, and Polaroid Stories. Additional directing work has been seen at the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, LAByrinth Theater Company’s Barn Series, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, New WORLD Theater, the Del Corazon Festival, INROADS: The Americas, Jump-Start Performance Space, Santa Fe Stages, NYU, and UMASS. Joe teaches in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University. MFA in Theater (Dramaturgy/Directing), University of Massachusetts at Amherst; BA in History, University of Delaware; Member, Lincoln Center Directors Lab. For more information, visit www.joesalvatore.com. For Craig.

Troy Hourie (Scenic Design) Off Broadway includes: The Dutchman and Havana is Waiting (Cherry Lane Theatre); Esoterica (Daryl Roth Two); Temporary Help (Revelation Theatre, 2003 Drama Desk Nomination); Throw Pitchfork (NYTW); Tartuffe (Acting Company); The Passion of Frida Kahlo (Directors Company/ Arclight) and Classical Theatre of Harlem (Resident Set Designer, 12 productions, 2005 Audelco Award, 2001, 2004 + 2006 Nominations). Other NYC credits include: Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Zipper Theatre, Theatreworks USA, The Culture Project, INTAR, and numerous shows at Juilliard Drama School. Regional includes: The Guthrie, Syracuse Stage, Bay Street Theatre, New York Stage and Film, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Childrens Theatre Minneapolis, Pioneer Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Asolo, and GeVa Theatre. Opera includes: Sarasota Opera (6 productions), Music Academy of the West, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Juilliard Opera. 2005 Ford Foundation Travel Grant to attend Bregenz Opera Festival. Troy is adjunct faculty for NYU Steinhardt.

Emily Stork (Lighting Design) designs for dance, opera, puppetry and performance art have been seen worldwide, including festivals in Italy, France, Scotland, and Israel. In the summer of 2003, she was the resident lighting designer for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy where she had the pleasure of working with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti on Wagner’s Lohengrin. She has also worked with Diamanda Galas, John Kelly, Doug Elkins, Kyle deCamp and puppetry artist Janie Geiser. Recent projects include The Captivation of Eunice Williams, a new opera by Paula Kimper and Harley Erdman and Electric Haiku: Calm as Custard by choreographer Cathy Weis. Emily received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts and is now the Lighting Director at The Juilliard School.

Traci DiGesu (Costume Design) is currently the head of the costume department at The Juilliard School. She has worked as a costume designer for film, theatre, dance, and television. Traci has had the pleasure of working with director Joe Salvatore on 5xWilder, transfigured, and Polaroid Stories. Other memorable past productions include (m)body directed by Nan Smithnerand Der Kaiser von Atlantis, an opera project directed by Ed Berkeley and conducted by James Conlon.

Benjamin Johnson (Sound Design) is thrilled to be working with Joe Salvatore again this year. His past productions with Joe have been: Polaroid Stories, transfigured, 5xWilder, Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure. He is also thrilled to be working with such a talented design and dramaturgy team. He has been working at The Juilliard School for the past six years as Drama Theater Master Electrician and has enjoyed every minute of it.

Jenni Werner (Dramaturg) is an arts administrator, dramaturg and playwright, and currently the National Conference director for Theatre Communications Group. For TCG, she produces the largest gathering of theatre professionals in the non-profit theatre field, held this year in Minneapolis, MN. She is also an adjunct instructor in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University. Previously, Jenni was an artistic programs associate at TCG, administering several pivotal grants for artists and theatres. Prior to that, she was the program coordinator for the Empire State Partnerships, an arts in education initiative of the New York State Council on the Arts and the interim director of education and producer of the international, interdisciplinary conference, Intersection II, for New WORLD Theater in Amherst, Mass. Jenni has been the dramaturg on numerous projects, including an earlier incarnation of this piece, produced at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, as well as the last four years of NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare project. She has an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BA in theatre and history from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Ryan Weible (Assistant Director/Stage Manager) is a current Master's candidate in the program in Educational Theatre at New York University, who will be graduating this summer and returning to the Bay Area to teach theatre. Ryan holds a BA in Performance Studies and has won awards both as a director and an educator. His most recent award was as "Best Director" for the Northern California Regional Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other recent directing credits include: Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (NYC), Games People Play and Antique (NYC Premieres). As an Assistant Director, Ryan worked on the Off-Broadway revivals of: Mother Courage and Threepenny Opera (The Jean Cocteau), and The Normal Heart (The Public Theatre). He also worked as the Script Supervisor and Assistant to the Writers of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. When not studying, Ryan is the Personal Assistant to TONY Award© Winners Victoria Clark and Joanna Gleason, and is thrilled to once again be a part of this production. Thanks to Joe Salvatore for all his leadership, mentorship, guidance, and friendship. Thanks also to Ryan's partner and number one fan: Derek.

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