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​OUR WRITERS
VALETTA ANDERSON
Teaching Artist with Atlanta’s Alliance, Fox and Horizon,
Theatres and former Adjunct Drama Professor at Spelman College. Her awards include AT&T:Onstage; Essential Theatre’s Power Plays; Hermann Kesten Stipend in Nürnberg, Germany; Rockefeller Foundation’s New Play Development Grant, Rouse Company National Humanities Award; and Serenbe Institute’s Artist-in-Residence Award. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Georgia Writers Registry, and Working Title Playwrights. 

THE MORAL OF THE STORY   Page 2



D.D. DELANEY
In addition to Shakespeare: Playing for Laughs and Shakespeare After School, Delaney is author of There is a Stone in her old Shoe, a collection of comic and serious monologues, and a book of his plays: In the Pastures of the Sun. His one acts are educational and often performed in the classroom.

SHAKESPEARE: PLAYING FOR LAUGHS Page 3
SHAKESPEARE AFTER SCHOOL              Page 3

Just Released: 
A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AMONG P0ETS  (2016)

GILLETTE ELVGREN
Gil has been writing for over thirty years. He is co-founder and resident playwright for Saltworks Theatre Company in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Elvgren was head of the MFA directing program while a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and staff director for the Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival. He is currently a professor at Regent University in Virginia Beach.
THE SELFISH GIANT        Page 2
​EVERYKID                        Page 3
SPREAD YOUR GARMENT OVER ME  Page 4
FOR THE LEAST OF THESE    Page 4
AND SARAH LAUGHED        Page 4
FOR THE LEAST OF THESE   Page 4
OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE SKETCHES  Page 4
I AM THE BROTHER OF DRAGONS   Page 3 






































































REVEREND GERALD GURKA

BOOK: REDEMPTION



JEAN KLEIN
Jean holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Writer’s 
Workshop. Her award-winning plays have been produced at many theaters. Her play, ANANSI won first place in the Virginia Highlands Festival and her REFLECTIONS IN A STAINED GLASS WINDOW was among the top plays in the Eugene O’Neill competition. In 1976 with Kathleen L. McBlair, she co-founded the Tidewater Dramatists Guild, a playwrights cooperative. This group is still active as The Playwright's Forum. Her work includes translations, adaptations and musicals. She teaches playwriting at Wilkes University in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing Program.

​THE YELLOW PEARL    Page 4



























LENNY LIANNE  
Raised in Northern Virginia, she holds degrees in History, 
Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her award-winning poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, California Quarterly, Poet Lore and Rattle, just to name a few. She has published four books of poetry, received top awards from the Poetry Society of Virginia, and is co-host of the Poets, Inc.
Reading Series in Escondido, CA. She lives and writes in 
Arizona.
BOOK: A WILDERNESS OF RICHES, page 3
BOOK:  Frenzy of Color, Reverie of Line
BOOK:  THE ABC'S OF MEMORY, page 3
















































HELEN LIPTAK.L. Liptak was born in Japan, then lived in the Midwest, New England and Spain. She considers herself a Southerner, with roots reaching back to South Carolina where she completed her education. Currently, she resides in Southern California. where she teaches middle school History, Speech, Art and Drama, although she claims "no true middle schooler needs to be taught Drama!" Each year she and her students produce a full-length play. She makes sure every student has a part, so the plays include roles for up to sixty characters! The project provides opportunites for learning discipline and teamwork. In addition to all these educational fine points, the plays are fast-moving and hilarious.
BOOKS: ALL THE WORLD'S MY STAGE
    Book 1, 2015
             and Book 2, 2016​  

KATHLEEN McBlair,  
Graduated in Theatre tre Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, and studied in the Old Dominion Universty MFA Creative Writing Program. Since moving to Virginia Beach in 1971, she has been associated with many Tidewater Theatres. She co-founded the Tidewater Dramatists Guild with Jean Klein in 1976, and served the City of Virginia Beach as Performing Arts Supervisor at the Kempsville Playhouse and with Shakespeare-by-the-Sea Festival. She founded Little Theatre for the Deaf and Shadows‘n Lights Theatre Company under the auspices of VSAarts. Her adaptations of children’s stories and plays featuring characters with disabilities have been published and produced.

ALICE'S ADVENTURES    Page 2
A TALL TURKEY TALE FROM OLD VIRGINIA​                                      Page 2
Beauty and the Beast       Page  2
BACK IN THE GROOVE
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FANNY AND MANNY TIE THE KNOT (an     hysterical "fake" wedding)  Page  3
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD FOREST  Page 2
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES 
(features characters speaking Deaf Sign)          Page 2
THE RED SHOES (starring a character in a wheelchair)                                                        Page 2
BEST ALWAYS, MARILYN MOROE
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BOOK: FRANKENSTEIN OR THE 
MODERN PROMETHEUS, Page 3

REV. MATTHEW POWELL, O.P.
Fr. Powell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film at Providence College. He has published THE CHRISTMAS CRECHE, TREASURE OF FAITH, ART AND THEATRE, and GOD OFF-BROADWAY: THE BLACKFRIARS THEATRE OF NEW YORK, which was nominated in 1999 for the George Freedley Memorial Award; and PERFORMING PARABLES: RELIGIOUS FOLK TALES, LEGENDS AND FABLES FOR READERS' THEATRE.

THE TRIAL OF MARY AND JOSEPH Page 4


















REV. THOMAS QUINLAN
Thomas Joseph Quinlan was born in Springfield, Massachusetts
setts in 1929, and educated at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York.  He was ordained a priest at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Richmond, Virginia on May 1, 1958. He served as associate pastor in three parishes, then as pastor in six parishes. Called “intense,” “outspoken,” “radical,” and “gifted” in the media, TQ installed the Vatican II vision of a Church Community in every parish, reaching out to the poor, and reaching in to deepening spirituality.  

BOOK: A RELUCTANT MALACHI, book, Page 4












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