ABOUT

MISSION

  • To promote new works by emerging and established playwrights.

WHO WE ARE (alphabetically)

Kit Colbourn PhotoKIT COLBOURN

Kit Colbourn received her B.A. in Theatre, cum laude, at Florida State University after the prior two years at the University of California, Irvine School of Theatre; she has studied at HB Studios, NY and attended the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training.  She also worked with and studied under Charles Nelson Reilly. She attended the School for Film & Television, working with Joan See, Judith Searcy, Barbara Gulan, Drew Birns, Barry Shapiro and others.  [MORE…]


EF PhotoELAINE FERNANDEZ

Elaine Fernandez is President of Warrior Productions and Founder/Director of Hudson Valley Playwrights.  She graduated with a BA from Bard College.  Fernandez’s plays deal primarily with realistic portraits of working class life and human struggle in the context of contemporary society.  [MORE…]

Marcus Gregio PHOTO

MARCUS D. GREGIO 

Marcus is an educator, of both English and drama, and has taught secondary education in public and independent schools as well as at the college level for over twenty years.  A recognized Shakespeare scholar (with an MFA in the subject), and a classically trained actor, Marcus holds formal academic degrees with concentrations in business, theatre, and British literature.  [MORE…]

 Ellen Honig PHOTOELLEN HONIG 

Ellen’s first professional acting job was at the age of nine years in “The King and I,” performed at The Westbury Music Fair on Long Island.  She was a royal princess.  She is a former student of The Professional Children’s School in New York City and graduated as a Theater and Speech major from Emerson College in 1968. [MORE…]

Lisa Lynds 2LISA LYNDS 

Lisa holds a BFA in Acting from Ithaca College.  After life as a professional actor, Lisa left her hometown of New York City and moved north.  Since her extensive participation in local theater began she has directed at least 40 plays, many with children and has played dream roles in perhaps twice that number including dramas, musicals, classics and comedy.  [MORE…]

Laurent Rejto PHOTOLAURENT REJTO  

Laurent is the co-founder and administrative director of the Woodstock Film Festival, which is considered one of the top regional film festivals in the country. The not-for-profit organization has a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. [MORE…]

Sande Shurin PHOTOSANDE SHURIN  

Sande directed the Broadway play THE PRICE OF GENIUS as well as a number of off and off-off Broadway plays at such theaters as BAM, Lincoln Center, Playwrights Horizon, The Flea Theater, Carnegie Hall, LaMama and Theater For The New City etc. In Woodstock she directed Taxi Tales by Leonard Melfi at the Byrdcliffe Theater. [MORE…]

Lou Trapani PHOTOLOU TRAPANI 

Lou is artistic and managing director of The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dramatic Literature from Hofstra University and is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the national honor society of college dramatics. [MORE…]

Andy Weintraub PHOTOANDY WEINTRAUB  

Andy holds a PhD in Economics and for thirty years was on the Economics faculty at Temple University in Philadelphia.  He is currently a consulting forensic economist while teaching at The Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College, Lifespring at Saugerties, and The Center for Lifetime Studies at Marist College.   [MORE…]

Brian WryeBRIAN WRYE

As a SAG-Aftra member, Brian was just cast in his 16th film, a SAG short entitled “This is Andromeda,” to be shot in upstate New York at the end of the summer, 2015.  He has worked in 15 other films, 14 commercials for television, and has appeared on soap operas.  Brian has written several screenplays and treatments, and recently shot a sizzle reel for a travel/food show he created, co-wrote, co-produced and for which he is the on camera talent. [MORE…]

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