LORRAINE MIDANIK (Playwright “Up the Wall”). CYCLED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2017), BENCHED (PCSF Playoffs 2016), BOY IMAGINED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2016), FREEDOM OF SPEECH (PianoFight, 2016), SPARSE PUBIC HAIR (PCSF’s SHEHEREZADE’S LAST TALES FESTIVAL - 2015 Stuey Award Winner and 2015 TBA’s Award for Outstanding Production of an Anthology), and BRANDING (SF Theater Pub, 2015). SHOCK VALUE will be produced at the PCSF PLAYOFFS in November 2017. Her full-length plays ORDINARY DAY, JANUARY 23RD and CLINIC INTERRUPTUS had recent staged readings. Lorraine is a proud member of Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, Theatre Bay Area (2015 ATLAS Playwright), and International Centre for Women Playwrights.
KALON THIBODEAUX (Stage Manager) has, over the last 27 years, worked as an actor, director, stage manager and designer for many theatrical companies throughout the bay area and the gulf south such as 42nd Street Moon, Southern Repertory Theatre, Custom Made Theatre Company, Evangeline Theatre Company, and the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola, Florida. He recently had the opportunity to work with composer Larry Grossman and writer Duane Pool as Young Scrooge in 42nd Street Moon’s world premiere production of SCROOGE IN LOVE! He also recently worked as a stage manager and understudy for Custom Made Theatre Company’s world premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s MOTHER NIGHT.
L. ‘Z’ ZEPHYR (Playwright “2027”) has had plays produced in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Bay Area. She is a member of PlayGround and PCSF. By day she creates designs for a line of whimsical, sometimes political, dog ceramics. She is currently working on two full length plays that are testing her resolve and patience. In these challenging, and most interesting of times, she is happy to be a part of the $WAMPLAND voices.
MADELINE PUCCIONI (Playwright, “No Longer a Ten (CE 2018 Amerika)” ) is a “re-entry” playwright, delighted to be back at work in the theater after grading English 1A essays for 30 years. Her TWO O’CLOCK FEEDING was produced at The Magic Theatre some years ago, and published in West Coast Plays IV. Recently, she’s had a number of short plays produced in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, including THE SATURDAY NIGHTERS (Towne Street Theatre, L.A.), BACKSEAT BETSY (3Girls Theatre, San Francisco), and SARAH GOODIN and EURYBIA AND THE PIRATE QUEEN (Those Women Productions, San Francisco). Read some of her new work here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1047/madeline-puccioni
WESLEY CAYABYAB (Director) is an actor and director. Wes earned the Leon Pike Scholarship for Technical Theatre (Lewis and Clark College) and continued his technical theatre career in the Bay Area working with companies such as A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, NCTC, World Arts West, Attic Light Productions, Axis Dance Company, and ODC. Wes recently directed for SHEHEREZADE 14, the world premiere of DROWNING KATE, Krista Knight's UNHINGED, Susan Jackson's UNSUNG HEROES and the DC Fringe award winning: DEATH BE NOT LOUD! which will be remounted at the Phoenix Theatre in November 2017. Other directing credits include: THE GENUINE SHOW, MY LADY ROSE, BILLINGS.
OTHER VOICES (Producing Theater Collective) is a playwright collective created by Charley Lerrigo in 2012 for the purpose of producing original plays by Bay Area theater folks. $WAMPLAND is its second production in the Fringe of San Francisco. The play brings together seven theatrical pieces written by Patrick M Brennan, Bill Hyatt, Susan Jackson, Charley Lerrigo, Lorraine Midanik, Madeline Puccioni and L. Zephyr. Other Voices produces in partnership with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco.
PLAYWRIGHTS' CENTER OF SF (Producer) was founded in 1980. The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco (PCSF) is an organization open to playwrights, actors, directors, and anyone interested in the creation, development, and production of new theatrical works. PCSF offers several programs each season including Scene Nights, Developmental Readings, Staged Readings, and our yearly fundraiser Sheherezade. The Center's staff and Board of Directors is comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors and works tirelessly to maintain the Center's dedication to Bay Area playwriting excellence and artistic support. PCSF is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)3, educational theater organization dedicated to encouraging and developing local playwrights and promote script writing, audience development, and related arts. http://playwrightscentersf.org/
CHARLEY LERRIGO(Producer; Playwright “Lesson Plan”) is a retired journalist and award winning Bay Area playwright and producer. $WAMPLAND is his third appearance in the San Francisco Fringe. Previous SF Fringe shows were BIBLE NOT and FLUFFY, A GORILLA. His play PASIPHAE has received staged readings this year at Central Works Theater and in the Dramatists Guild Footlight series. His short plays this year are in PianoFight’s SHORTLIVED 2017 and the PCSF PLAYOFFS. Charley’s a board member of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and a member of the Dramatists Guild. He lives in Oakland with his wife Pat.
MEIRA PERELSTEIN (Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to PCSF. She has previously worked with them during their 24-Hour Play Festival. She was most recently seen at The Shelton Theatre as Mrs. Wallace in BEYOND THERAPY and Eunice in STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Other favorite roles include Rosencrantz in HAMLET at Impact Theatre, the Duchess in THE ELEPHANT MAN and the Wife in THE TALKING CURE. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from CSULB. She has also studied theatre at ACT, DVC, Berk Rep and other places with acronyms. In her spare time, she dreams of taking the cutest baby animal pic EVER.
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WHO'S WHO IN PRODUCTION
STEFIN COLLINS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of $WAMPLAND, sharing these stories about the world we live in now! Some favorite roles: Praxis, the owl MAIDRID’S BOW with Wily West, Otto THE FOOD CHAIN at SFSU & Little Stone in EURYDICE* with CMTC (*nominated for a SFBATCC award- Best Ensemble). He’s a member of LCTC, CMTC, TBA, & is ASL fluent. You can see him in THE MORNING AFTER with LCTC this November. AJ-ILYE. http://www.stefincollins.com/
DESIREE ROGERS (Ensemble) recently played Deborah Lacks in TheatreFirst's HELA by Lauren Gunderson & Greetha Reddy, played Alberta Hunter in NCTC's LEAVING THE BLUES by Jewelle Gomez, got nominated for a TBA award playing Siara in ENEMIES FOREIGN & DOMESTIC by Patricia Milton at Central Works, played Darcy in Sara Gubbins THE KID THING at NCTC , played Mattie in Charles Johnson's, AIN'T IT SO with MET, understudied 3 roles in Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN with OSF/Ashland. 6 characters at NCTC in RIGHTS OF PASSAGE by Ed Decker& Robert Leone, 3 characters at NCTC in WAITING FOR GIOVANNI by Jewelle Gomez.
PHILIP GOLEMAN (Ensemble) after a bit of stage hiatus is happy to be back at the Fringe. Prior performances include ALL MY SONS, HARVEY, JOURNEY'S END (BATCC Winner – best Ensemble), ARMS AND THE MAN and THE UNDERPANTS (BATCC Award nominee) at Ross Valley Players; THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIAS and BUG with Breach Once More; numerous SHEHEREZADE’s, LAWFULLY WEDDED & PEACHES EN REGALIA with Wily West and PCSF, an understudy step-in as Leartes in Cal Shakes' HAMLET, and ZINNIA ROSENBLATT at the SF Fringe.
FLORIANA ALESSANDRIA (Ensemble) has played a variety of roles and worked on many stages in the Bay Area including Marin Theatre Company, Shotgun Players, College of Marin, and Ross Valley Players to name a few. She was most recently seen as Beatrice in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Shelton Theater and as Kate in DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Main Stage West. She is thrilled to be part of this year's SF Fringe Festival and wishes to thank her family & friends for all their support.
SUSAN JACKSON (Playwright “Not Worthy Enough to Wipe Your Ass”) received the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Play. Her plays have been staged- read/produced in New York City, Off-Broadway: Bay Area, Eugene O’Neill Foundation, William Inge New Works Festival, Sydney, a London Pub, and South Carolina. Her plays have been semi-finalists for Fusion Theatre Company and South Carolina Centre Stage. SAMARITAN was a finalist for the Henley Rose Competition for Female Playwrights. She’s a Resident Playwright for 3Girls Theatre Company. DEATH BE NOT LOUD! won Best of Fringe in the CAPITAL FRINGE. A monologue from TAKEN-was chosen for: Smith and Kraus’s---BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR 2017.
DIANA BROWN (Ensemble) is an actor, improviser, producer, performance coach and teaching artist. She received the BATCC nomination for Best Actress/Solo Show in Susan Jackson's BLESSING HER HEART. She’s been favorably reviewed by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Examiner, SF Weekly, Time Out New York. She’s appeared with Expression Productions, Theatre Madcap, PianoFight, New Conservatory Theatre Center, and Southern Railroad Theatre Company, among others. Diana performs in the improv duo Bingewatch and Radiostar Improv, Leela's #Sorry Not Sorry and Armando Company. She directs Leela's The Professionals. Listen to Diana narrating the audiobook Orson Welles: American Legend on Audible..
NKECHI EMERUWA (Ensemble)
BILL HYATT (Production Manager; Webmaster; Playwright “Fake News”) is a Bay Area playwright and director whose produced plays include: CHRISTMAS IN CHECHNYA (Backstage West 2003 Critics List); BABE HUNTING SEASON; and THE BEAUTY OF GROWING OLDER. Locally produced plays include: IT CAME FROM FUKUSHIMA, HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO (TBA Award - Outstanding Production, Anthology), GAMES: A SHORT SEX COMEDY. Direction includes many World- and West Coast-premieres; and Bill was one of several directors collaborating in THE LYSISTRATA PROJECT– an international theatrical protest of U.S. entry into Iraq. Bill co-founded Undefined Symbol Theater. Professional memberships: Dramatists Guild, Pear Playwrights Guild, PCSF, TBA, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. www.billhyatt.com