Byron lives in Auburndale, a rural community, read more
What inspired Mr. Payton to try his hand at playwriting? - "An early fascination with live theater, read more
Gary Peterson is the author or co-author of over 20 published plays and musicals, including Klondike Kalamity, with David A. Byrne, and The Brementown Musicians, with songwriter Larry Nestor. Gary is a retired news video editor for WLS-TV in Chicago. As such, he has worked on numerous television productions including the Oprah Winfrey Show. In 1984, read more
Jerry Rabushka lives in St. Louis and is a playwright, writer of novels and short fiction, musician, and composer. He has won awards for his writing and musical compositions, and for 11 years his production company Ragged Blade produced his original works at home and on the road. Through this he gained experience in practically every aspect of theater: directing, acting, box office, and even selling concessions ... read more
Mark Scharf is an award winning American playwright living in Baltimore, MD whose plays have been produced widely in the United States and internationally. Scharf has served as Playwright-in-Residence for Theatre Virginias New Voices Program and taught Playwriting at the University of Mary Washington and at Howard Community College. He has also presented Playwriting seminars for the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, read more
Steven Schutzman is a playwright and fiction writer, the author of dozens of published plays and more than 30 different plays produced (many numerous times) at such theatres as New Jersey Repertory, Cleveland Public, Baltimore Theatre Project and Revolution Theatre in Chicago. He has published stories and plays in many national literary journals including The Pushcart Prize, TriQuarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gargoyle, Night Train, read more
His first full-length play, Dinner for Several, won the 2004 James Sunwall New Play prize, and three of his short works, Brushstroke, That Thing and First Time for Everything, read more
Michael Soetaert lives in Portland, Oregon, where he drinks a lot of coffee and pets his cat. His writing credits include the plays The Republic of Almost Perfect, 2222: The Zombie Apocalypse, The Dearly UnDeparted, and the Faculty Meeting.