MICAH BUCEY serves as Community Minister of the Arts at Judson Memorial Church, where he facilitates such populist creativity programs as Bailout Theater and Magic Time. He also performs regularly in seedy bars and church sanctuaries as one half of the musical-theater power-pop-duo The Gay Agenda.

GERARDINE CLARK is a Professor of Drama and Acting at Syracuse University.  She is the Celia and Issac Heiman Chair. Ph.D., Indiana University.  Member of Actors' Equity Association.   Geri has been a professional actor, director, and playwright for more than 30 years. She was the Syracuse Scholar Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005 and has been a Lilly Fellow, a Mellon Fellow, and a Gateway Fellow, and is a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor. She is also currently a member of the Honors Core Faculty. Geri teaches acting, directing, playwriting, dramatic theory, history, and literature. Her research interests include the relationship between recent discoveries in cognitive science, communication theory, and contemporary acting practices. She has written two books, Unnatural Acts and Practical Poetics, and she is presently working on two plays, The Last Meeting of the First Fifty Club and a musical adaptation of Tartuffe.  Her last play, a musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, was produced by the New Victory Theatre in New York in 1998 under her direction. It has been produced professionally many times since. Her adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been produced three times at Syracuse Stage, Syracuse's professional regional theater. She is presently producing an independent film. If You Could Say It In Words, a movie about an artist with undiagnosed Asberger’s Syndrome, won the best feature at the Louisville Film Festival.

Expertise: Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Play Analysis, Playwriting

BEN COLEMAN (BFA in Drama, Syracuse University), is currently a Literary Associate in Editorials and Publication at Samuel French, Inc.

TIM DAVIS-REED (BFA, Syracuse University), is currently a Professor of Practice, Drama and Acting at Syracuse University. Member; Actors' Equity Association; Screen Actors Guild; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists,  Timothy Davis-Reed is a veteran of more than 150 episodes of series television, including two seasons as a series regular on Sports Night and six seasons as White House press reporter Mark O’Donnell on the Emmy-winning hit The West Wing. He has appeared in more than 25 productions of Shakespeare, including major roles for the Theatre at Monmouth in Maine, Riverside Shakespeare, Manhattan Stage, and the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. Regional theater appearances include Princeton Repertory Company, Playwright’s Theatre of New Jersey, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and several productions for Syracuse Stage. He is a 25-year member of Actors’ Equity, SAG, and AFTRA. He teaches Scene Study, Audition Technique, and On-Camera Acting.

Expertise: Audition Technique, On-Camera Acting, Stage Combat

STEVEN FECHTER  is a playwright and screenwriter. His theatrical works have been produced throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Productions include The Commission (NYC Fringe Festival; Theater Bielefeld, Bielefeld Germany), The Golden Aurora (NYC Fringe Festival), and The Woodsman (Old Red Lion Theatre, London; Theater Bielefeld, Germany). In 2011, Resonance Ensemble Theatre produced his commissioned play Shakespeare’s Slave on Theatre Row/Clurman Theatre. Most recently, in 2012, Thom Fogarty and Other Side Productions produced world premieres of his plays The Artifacts and The Mentee at the Bridge Theatre. As a screenwriter he co-wrote the screenplay for The Woodsman, based on his play, starring Kevin Bacon. For that work he was a Humanitas Prize finalist in screenwriting.  Steven writes for ScriptShark.com’s ScriptWriting Blog, commenting on screenwriting and films. He is a proud member of Resonance Ensemble, EST Playwrights Unit, and The Dramatists Guild.

LAUREN PORT (BFA in Drama, Syracuse University), is currently a Casting Associate with Caparelliotis Casting.

RONN SMITH lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and works with media producers and nonprofit organizations as an independent philanthropy consultant. He is the author of Ten Tall Tales About the Men I Love: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Three or Four Poems (Collision Press); Nothing But the Truth: A Play (based on the YA novel of the same title by Avi); American Set Design: Interviews with Twelve Contemporary Set Designers (Theater Communications Group); Unquote Comma or REQ: A Play; and many articles about theatre, film, and television design. Directing credits include Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie and Something Cloudy, Something Clear; Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven, The Baltimore Waltz, and The Mineola Twins; 10-minute plays for the Boston Theater Marathon; and numerous workshops of new plays in development.

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