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1506541_10153684848877150_2342541283325021801_nRachel Duncan

Rachel lives in Salem, Oregon, and has directed at The Pentacle Theatre, Children’s Educational Theatre, Central High School, and Western Mennonite School, among others. For three years she has been the volunteer coordinator for The Pentacle Theatre’s free student night dress rehearsal program, which recently won the OTEA’s Humanitarian Award for contributions to secondary theater arts in Oregon.

Kailey HansenKailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house. She’s a contributing writer for multiple arts and entertainment publications and currently works in communications at a sales and marketing firm based in Chicago. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessing over coffee.

Eric Eidson HeadshotEric E. Eidson

Eric is a playwright, director, actor, and theatre educator from Aurora, CO. In addition to his love of theatre, Eric is also addicted to learning. He received his BA  in Acting and Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and is currently an MFA candidate at the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University. (Hi Mom!)

771902c8-1fde-40d0-8f69-87b914fa4265Lisa Kay Jennings

Lisa is a voice over actress and writer with her B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and when she’s not writing or performing she’s usually drinking wine and dressing up her Shih Tzu in funny outfits.


lauren_tothero_headshot-page-001Lauren Tothero

Lauren Tothero is an LA-based actress who received her BFA in Theatre from NYU. She’s the founder of Daily Ingenuity, a blog that promotes balance and emotional well-being among emerging actresses.


Brianna Hand

Bri Hand is a writer, editor, and theater aficionado based out of Boston, Massachusetts. She fell deeply in love with musical theatre as a child, and spent her middle school and high school years enthusiastically performing in them. Though she now prefers watching shows from the audience, she has always thought of the theatre as her “happy place.” In her free time, she can be found drinking her weight in caramel lattes and freaking people out on the subway by energetically mouthing “Hamilton” lyrics.

Headshot2Katelynn Johnston

Katelynn is a writer and elementary arts teacher from Toronto. From acting to choreographing to directing, she has been fortunate enough to take part in a variety of shows. Her skills have also been put to good use facilitating student theatre, beginning with a summer Theatre Camp and continuing into her teaching career where she has staged several school productions. In her free time, she works as a freelance writer and novelist who enjoys traveling and enthusiastic car karaoke.

rppscruffylookRobert Peterpaul

Robert Peterpaul is an actor, writer, and the owner of Robert Peterpaul Productions (in addition to being a big theatre nerd). Some career highlights include: working for NBC’s Access Hollywood and America’s Got Talent in the past, and, currently at Hello! Magazine and his family’s nonprofit – Thomas Peterpaul Foundation. Robert was most recently seen in the feature films: James Franco’s King Cobra and SONY’s What Happened Last Night. Thanks for reading!

meghan-headshotMeghan Hornbacker

Meghan is a San Francisco Bay Area native currently attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While not onstage, backstage, directing, or choreographing, she can often be found obsessing over ice-cream and Sutton Foster. We still aren’t sure which one she loves more.


img_0043Nicole Mellion

Nicole is an editor in children’s publishing, writer, and avid theater goer from New York. She grew up doing community theatre and acting in a few shows in college. Aside from being a general theater buff, she absolutely loves Shakespeare. When she’s not in a theater, she is most likely with her dog or adventuring with friends (who have luckily stuck by her through the countless Hamilton sing-a-longs that have occurred in her car).

marc-bio-picMarc Bonanni

Marc is a Musical Theatre Historian and all around Theatre nerd. When he isn’t reading Theatre history books, watching Theatre documentaries, collecting Broadway props and costumes or seeing the latest Broadway show, he is…. actually, he doesn’t really have much of a life outside of Theatre. He does enjoy watching old black & white comedies, going to the zoo and eating terrible food. He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful wife and is a stay-at-home Dad for his amazing 2 year old daughter.

Gianluca Russo

Gianluca Russo is a writer, performer, and theatre critic based out of New York. “During my high school years, I focused almost entirely on the world of musical theatre, improving my skills and becoming the best performer I could be. I drew inspiration from Sutton Foster and Ryan Steele, examining their performance techniques and doing my utmost to imitate them as much as possible. It wasn’t until the end of my first semester of college when I began interviewing theatre professionals for a personal blog, that I discovered my love for writing.”

Kimberly Faye Greenberg

A performing arts multi-tasker extraordinaire and self-admitted work-a-holic, Kimberly Faye Greenberg is the first and only actress to play Leading roles in 2 OFF-BROADWAY musicals at the same time. In addition, Kimberly’s numerous portrayals of a FANNY BRICE (4 shows/2 CDs) have been critically acclaimed by the NY Times, Huffington Post and Associated Press and currently her solo show Fabulous Fanny Brice is touring the country.  Kimberly has worked backstage as a Broadway wardrobe swing dresser on over 20 Broadway shows including Something Rotten, Cinderella, Cabaret and The Lion King. As a Performing Arts Consultant Kimberly loves to inspire, educate and work with proactive Artists and encourages all wanting to work in the performing arts community to embrace your own uniqueness and find your own