JACK FELDSTEIN (writer, How to Ejaculate) is an award-winning writer and neon animation filmmaker. His almost thirty neon animation films, including "The Ecstasy of Gary Green" and "A Wondrous Film about Emma Brooks," have screened worldwide from Lincoln Center and NY's Angelika Cinema to Rotterdam International Film Festival. His neon animations inspired top New York Fashion designer Norma Kamali to create neon fashion and together Feldstein and Kamali created 3D fashion films for NY Fashion Weeks 2011 and 2012. As a writer, his play scripts, including A House Like Any Other and Three Months with Pook, have won prizes in Australia, Britain and the USA. His plays have been staged with productions in Australia, New York and all over the USA. Originally from Australia, he lives in New York City and develops his plays at Workshop Theater in Midtown where he is an artist member. His philosophy is "search for an interesting life". For more information please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Feldstein.
MAXIMILLIAN GILL (writer, Everybody Needs a Bosom for a Pillow/ Managing Director) has work that has been staged by a number of companies and festivals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has been involved with two previous White Rabbit events (Things that Go Bump in the Night in 2014 and Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends in 2015) and is pleased to be involved with the current event.
MICHAEL HAGINS (writer, First Date) is an award-winning playwright from Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, with such works as Hit and Match, The Quest of the Hero, The Long Rail North, Circe and The Renaissance Dueling Plays! In addition, he is also an award-winning actor, director and fight director for Planet Connections, Harvest Theatre Festival, FringeNYC and off-Broadway. Keep a lookout for the world premiere of Basement in September, directed by Janet Bentley, which was work-shopped by White Rabbit last year! Thank you all for reading this and supporting the arts!
AMONA PULA's (writer, Heaven's Scent) sketches and plays have been performed at UCB Chelsea, Nuyorican Poets Café, The Saint in Asbury Park, The Kraine Theater, and elsewhere in NYC. Her play Stalker Nun was produced last year for White Rabbit's Halloween extravaganza Scream Queens and Crazed Fiends. She wrote, produced and directed the short film "Coming Out," starring Elyse Brandau and Amadeo Fusca. Ramona won a best producer award at MITF for Bubby's Shadow and was nominated for a best director award that same year. She studied writing with teachers Brandon Bassham, Lee Rubenstein, Michael Delaney and Armando Diaz, and has also dabbled in improv performance and costume design/construction.
ROBIN RICE (writer, Turn Me On, Babushka) is the author of over 70 full-length, one-act and short plays with productions worldwide. Recent productions of full-length dramas include Alice in Black and White (Off-Broadway/Louisville, KY), Women w/o Walls (Hollywood premiere), Play Nice! (Off-Broadway/Maryland/U. of Wisconsin), Listen! The River (Edinburgh Fringe/South Africa/London), The Power of Birds (NYC). Publishers include French, Smith + Kraus, Original Works, Applause. Honors include O'Neill (finalist), StageWrite, Shiner, Karamu, Perishable, Smith, Chambers, Mazumdar. Member: Dramatists Guild, Articulate Theatre, League of Professional Theatre Women, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Manhattan Oracles. RobinRicePlaywright.com. firstname.lastname@example.org @RobinRiceWrites
ASHLEY LAUREN ROGERS (writer, Chat) had shows produced in NYC, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin. Ashley was invited to the two week summer playwriting intensive at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC. Her one-person show PASS/FAIL received its premiere at Dixon Place Lounge NYC was performed for The Midtown International Theatre Festival, and was part of the Trans Theatre Festival at The Brick in Brooklyn, and a collection of shorter works will be presented in December for Step1 Theatre Productions. Ashley received the 2014 ACM Award for Comedy Video for the pilot of Marisa and Rocco through Dogtoon Media. Ashley has written for Cosmopolitan.com, SFWA, John Scalzi Blog, has been a vlogger/blogger for NerdCaliber.com. Ashley developed a workshop for writers to learn how write for trans/nonbinary narratives. Ashley is the Producer/creator of the Is It Transphobic? Podcast. AshleyLaurenRogers.com
JD STEWART (writer, Kaleidoscope). Finalist: 2016 Theater Masters Festival, Aspen; The Bachelor: Creature of Legends, Co-writer of Baggage Claim (Daegu Theater Troupe, South Korea). Stewart is a second year graduate student in the MFA Dramatic Writing Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His modernized adaptation of Medea with men, titled Struan (directed by Ashley Wren-Collins), received a reading at the Goldberg Theater, Tisch, in August 2016. Originally from Scotland, Stewart holds a BA/Hons degree in English Studies from Stirling University (2008). He also completed the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2015. Stewart is a 2016 recipient of The Dewar Arts Award for Scotland.
KARIN DIANN WILLIAMS (writer, Arrested) is a playwright and screenwriter whose work has been produced by San Diego's Fritz Theater (where she served as playwright-in-residence from 1992-2001), NYC's Looking Glass Theater, Art House Productions, Space 55, Long island Theatre Collective, New York New Works Festival, Flush Ink! Productions, the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre Digital Performance Institute, Lamia Ink!, Collaboraction Theater, Boston Theaterworks, and many more. As a Partner in the motion media company CulpepperWilliams, she wrote and produced "The Captive" (Webby People's Choice Award & NYTVF "Best Web Series" Award) and the independent feature "Jordan." Her plays are available through Original Works Publishing and YouthPlays.