Will Arbery is from Texas + Wyoming. Plays: PLANO (Clubbed Thumb), Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (New Neighborhood), Wheelchair (3 Hole Press). Member of EST/Youngblood, The Working Farm at SPACE, and resident at Colt Coeur. Development at Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, The Vineyard, Ojai, Cape Cod Theater Project, New Group, Bushwick Starr, Alliance/Kendeda, Tofte Lake Center. Dance: Pioneer Works, MCA Chicago, Watermill.
Leslie Gauthier is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her prose appears in Paste Magazine and The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column with material born from her memoir, Everything Underwater. She's performed and directed at Theatre Row, St. Ann's Warehouse and Lincoln Center. She's currently developing a new project focused on post-traumatic places and the women who heal them.
Monet Hurst-Mendoza is an NYC-based playwright from Los Angeles, CA. She is an alum of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater, the R&D Group at The Civilians, WP Playwrights Lab, and the Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists. Monet is a proud affiliate of Rising Circle Theater Collective, where she co-facilitates INKtank/PlayRISE for emerging playwrights of color.
C. A. Johnson’s plays include THIRST (Kilroys List, CATF), THE CLIMB (upcoming at Cherry Lane), AN AMERICAN FEAST (NYU), ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, and MOTHER TONGUE. She is a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center and the 2018 P73 Playwriting Fellow. She was previously a member of The Working Farm. BA: Smith College MFA: NYU
Emily is a playwright, librettist, screenwriter, teacher, and performer. Her work has been developed and produced by Second Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Northern Stage, Village Theatre, WP Theatre and others. She has been an artist in residence at SPACE, the O'Neill, Goodspeed, and the Orchard Project. Emily is a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient and a 2018 Kleban Prize Finalist.
Jason Gray Platt’s work has been produced and developed by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Flea, Round House Theater and through residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. Originally from Arizona, Jason now lives in Los Angeles. He is a core writer of The Playwrights’ Center and a member of Woodshed Collective. BA: Vassar; MFA: Columbia.
Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor and comic entertainer, recently named as 1 of 5 "Comics to Watch in 2018" by Time Out New York. His original, live comedy projects include Nightcap | by Ike (Joe’s Pub at The Public), Ike at Night (Under the Radar/The Public Theater), Ike Night (Ars Nova, San Francisco Sketchfest) and more.