Jim Shankman (playwright/actor)  is a playwright, actor, director and novelist.  His creative home is The Michael Howard Studios where he studies with Michael Howard,  develops his plays and teaches in the Two-year Conservatory Program.   His play Suicide Math was presented in the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival.  His solo piece Kiss Your Brutal Hands, which he performed at the 2013 United Solo Festival on Theatre Row, won the festival’s Best Actor Award and will be part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival.  Alien Child has had staged readings at The New Group and The Abingdon Theatre and a workshop production at T. Schreiber Studio.  Heatless Bastard was a semi-finalist at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference.  It was presented at the New Jersey Rep Monday Salon Reading Series and by the Michael Howard Studios Works-In-Progress-Administration.  His plays Electric Light and Fortress of Solitude have also had developmental readings at The New Group.  Sleep With Me (a play with music) received a workshop production at The Emerging Artists Theatre Notes From A Page Festival.  A Jew From East Jesus was a Finalist of the 2013 Jewish Plays Project.  He has had short fiction published with Lumina and Popcorn Fiction.  He has a BA from Princeton in Philosophy and an MFA in Fiction from the Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College.   

Craig J. George (director) Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew: Extreme (The Duke on 42nd Street) and over a dozen world premieres including: The Aperture (New York International Fringe Festival), God's Country (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Lighter (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Cursing Macbeth (Harold Clurman Theater), Kiss Your Brutal Hands (United Solo Festival) and Alfred Kinsey: A Love Story (Michael Weller Theater).  Regional: Measure for Measure, Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, The Aperture (Cleveland Public Theatre), Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew (Hamptons Shakespeare Festival), Maybe Baby, It's You (Penguin Repertory), Into The Woods (Weathervane).  Assistant Directing: Tracy Letts' Man From Nebraska (South Coast Repertory, director William Friedkin), The Last Five Years (George Street Playhouse, director David Saint).   MFA from UC Irvine and member of AEA and SDC. www.craigjgeorge.com 

Mae Frankeberger (Stage Manager) NYC credits:  Mill Fire (Theatre Lab-Estrogenius Festival), A Nasty Tempered Man (Theater for the New City-Dream Up Festival), God’s Country (Signature Theatre-NYMF), I-Pod (Theatre Row-USF), Foreign Wars (Random Access). London Credits: Hamlet (Young Vic Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Globe Theatre). University Credits: Homemade (Mark Twain Award), The Dining Room, Dancing at Lughnasa, La Guerra and The Being. Mae is currently Festival Coordinator for Theatre for the New City’s 5th annual Dream Up Festival. She also has a BFA in stage management from Rutgers University. Mae is happy to be reprising her position as stage manager for Kiss Your Brutal Hands which previously made an appearance at United Solo Festival ’13. Love to Dad, Mom, Keith, Lynn, Jon and Jim for all your love and support!
Ian Kevin Scott (Specialty Props) has worked on well over 200 productions as a designer, actor, producer and director. After many years based in Austin, Texas and working regionally, he moved to New York. For further information, check out: IanKevinScott.com
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