AMANDA CHARLTON’S (Director) projects include: The Judy Show at DR2, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Theatre J; Caroline in Jersey by Melinda Lopez, Dissonance by Damian Lanigan, Demon Dreams by Tommy Smith, The Witching Hour at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Twelfth Night, Big Love, Our Country’s Good, The Lover, and Nobody Here But Us Chickens at Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop; elemeno pea by Molly Smith Metzler, Yellow by Cybele Pascal and Who is PT Butterhouse? by Elizabeth Meriwether at Juilliard; Christmas Present by Amy Herzog at EST; Missing and Kissing, The Tanks Break by Anne Washburn at Naked Angels; Preserve by Courtney Baron, Pearl by Anne Washburn with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; The Poet and the Rent and Daniel Goldfarb’s Dulche De Leche (workshop) with the Atlantic Theatre Company; AMidsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Women, Ludlow Fair, Buy One Get One Free, Downtown, Fore with Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School; Miss Julie at Access Theatre. Amanda has developed work at Naked Angels, Cherry Lane, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, EST, Juilliard and NYU Grad. Amanda worked as the Artistic Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival and has worked with the Festival since 2001. She has assisted Joe Mantello and Woody Allen and
is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
CAITLIN SAYLOR STEPHENS is a performer and playwright. Her plays include: Nesting (SoHoRep/walkerspace/TokenCollective), Her Dying Art, All Over Me, After the Bombing, My Heart Went Kaboom, My Matador, My Love, and I LOVE DEAD THINGS (Orchard Project 2011/Dixon Place). She is the creator of an electro-pop musical with girl band Frances Rose called When We Went Electronic. Caitlin has assistant directed for Dietch Project’s The Citizens Band, worked with Wooster Group (Hamlet, Emperor Jones), assisted Robert Schenkkan and Tom Bryant (OSF’s All The Way, and HBO’s Docent), performed with Bluemouth Inc. (Dance Marathon /Incubator Arts Project), and sang alongside Karen O in Stop the Virgens at St. Ann’s Warehouse. She lives in New York City and occasionally Buenos Aires. Member of the Dramatist’s Guild. B.A. Sarah Lawrence College.
FERNANDA COPPEL’s plays include: Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic Theater Company, Spring 2012 World Premiere), Pussy, The Leak, That Douche Bag’s Play, Sinaloa Cowboy, Emma Zapata, and No Homo. Fernanda’s plays have been developed at Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Pregones Theater, INTAR Theatre, The Juilliard School, The Lark Development Center, the Old Vic (London), and Naked Angels. Fernanda is a member of the MCC Playwrights’ Coalition and was a member of the US/UK TS Eliot Exchange Program in 2010. Her work has won the Asuncion Queer Latino Festival at Pregones Theater and the John Holden Playwriting Award (NYU). She was a three-year Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and a member of INTAR Theatre’s Maria Irene Fornes Playwrights Lab. Fernanda received her MFA from New York University. Upcoming: workshop at Teatro Luna (Chicago)
MOLLY SMITH METZLER is a Brooklyn-based playwright and recent graduate of The Juilliard School. Her plays—including Training Wisteria, Carve, Close Up Space, and Elemeno Pea—have been presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights’ Horizons, The O’Neill Theater Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Summer Play Festival (SPF), Cherry Lane Mentor Project, The Lark, The Tristan Bates Theatre (London), The Kennedy Center and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, among others. Molly is a member of EST and the Ars Nova 2010 Play Group. Her honors include two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes (Lincoln Center), three KCACTF Awards (The Kennedy Center National Student Playwrighting Award, The Mark Twain Comedy Award, The David Mark Cohen Award—ATHE) and guest residencies at Sundance Theater Lab, Montana Rep, Dayton Futurefest, New River Dramatists, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She holds an MFA from Tisch and a MA from Boston University.
SAMUEL D. HUNTER’s recent plays include A Bright New Boise (2011 OBIE award for playwriting, 2011 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play; upcoming production at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in Fall 2011), The Whale (Denver Center), Norway (Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis; Boise Contemporary Theater), Jack’s Precious Moment (Page 73 Productions at 59E59), Five Genocides (Clubbed Thumb at the Ohio Theater), I Am Montana (Arcola Theatre, London; Mortar Theater, Chicago). His newest play, When You’re Here, was recently workshopped at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and he is a contributing writer to Headlong Theater’s Decade which will be produced by London’s National Theatre in Fall 2011. He has active commissions from MTC/Sloan, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, and Boise Contemporary Theater. His plays have been developed at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, PlayPenn, Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Lark Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard, LAByrinth, Rattlestick, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, 24Seven Lab and elsewhere. Internationally, his work has been translated into Spanish and presented in Mexico City and Monterrey, and he has worked in the West Bank with Ashtar Theatre of Ramallah and Ayyam al-Masrah of Hebron. At Ashtar, he co-wrote The Era of Whales which was performed in Ramallah and Istanbul. Awards: 2011 Sky Cooper Prize, 2008-2009 PONY Fellowship from the Lark, two Lincoln Center Le Compte du Nuoy Awards, others. He is a member of Partial Comfort Productions and is an alum of Ars Nova’s Playgroup. He has taught at Fordham University, Rutgers University, Marymount Manhattan College and The University of Iowa. A native of northern Idaho, Sam lives in New York City. He holds degrees in playwriting from NYU, The Iowa Playwrights Workshop and Juilliard.