Sharon Barr - Stage and film actress, she recently hosted and directed GENERATIONme,
a half-hour documentary pilot on the Baby Boomers. She is also a successful Doctor of
Chinese Medicine with her own practice.
GREGG DANIEL – Artistic Director at Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble and a member of
the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Gregg has television and film credits too
numerous to mention but appeared recently in NCIS, CASTLE and TRUE BLOOD.
Bart DeLorenzo – Multiple award winning Founder and Artistic Director of THE EVIDENCE
ROOM, both as a company and in various venues. Bart is an acclaimed director at The
Geffen Playhouse, CTG, South Coast Rep and regional theatres. He teaches and directs
John Densmore - The drummer for THE DOORS, his memoir RIDERS ON THE STORM,
reached #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List. A committed arts advocate, he is a
regular contributor to many theatrical events and institutions as both a composer and benefactor.
Susan Dietz – Among the leading stage producers on both coasts, Susan has a long list of
productions on Broadway, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG and a
number of Tony-nominated shows, including the recent FELA! In LA, she’s helmed the LA Stage
Company, The Pasadena Playhouse, and The Canon Theatre with shows that won every major
LA award. Susan produced the annual Alzheimer's Benefit for 16 years raising millions for research.
Dan Duling - A Ph.D. in Drama, he is a prolific playwright with multiple productions of his plays
A DREAM OF FRANKENSTEIN, A HARD ROAD HOME (winner of 3 Drama- Logue Awards) and
STRANGELHOLD, as well as the film, LAST LIVES. He has also written the narration for the
Laguna PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS for over 20 years.
John Fleck – He is perhaps best known as one of the NEA Four, the envelope-pushing
performance artists whose denial of funding by the then-NEA chairman was the basis for a landmark
Supreme Court case in the early ’90s. As an actor and writer, John has won numerous grants and
awards, plus 3 LA Critics Circle Awards, 8 DramaLogue, 6 LA Weekly and 2 Backstage West Awards,
all for outstanding performance. His production of MAD WOMEN at KTC played at New York's La
Mama in December 2011.
Ron Lagomarsino - Acclaimed stage and television director, Ron began his heralded career with
the first production of DRIVING MISS DAISY Off Broadway. With hundreds of television episodes
to his credit he has been nominated for two Emmy’s and won the coveted DGA award for PICKET
Jan Munroe – An award-winning solo performer of his own material, including ALLIGATOR TALES
and NOTHING HUMAN DISGUSTS ME. Jan has been a driving force in Los Angeles theatre for
over 30 years, from his early experimental work with his Theatre Apres Garde and Danny Elfman's
Oingo Boingo, to his long roster of starring roles on LA stages. He is also an accomplished writer
with numerous short stories and his own daily blog.
Michael Peretzian - LA Drama Critics' winner for directing, he was for 38 years the go-to literary
agent for dramatists like Beth Henley & Jon Robin-Baitz and screenwriters like Christopher Hampton
and Anthony Minghella at CAA.
Robyn Peterson - Former international cover girl, she is an actress whose credits include PRETTY
WOMAN and THE SOPRANOS, as well as the world premiere of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO at
the NY Public Theatre. Her own one-woman show, CATWALK CONFIDENTIAL, was developed
through the Mark Taper's New Works Festivals and produced at the Arts Theatre in London’s
West End and elsewhere.
Dale Raoul – Currently appearing on the series TRUE BLOOD, Dale is a veteran character actress
with numerous stage, screen and TV credits. She has worked on behalf of Persons With AIDS for
more than a quarter of a century and also devotes time and energy to raising money for the
Downtown Women’s Center.
Mark Salyer - As well as an accomplished actor, he is the founder of ArtReach, a bi-coastal
consortium of theatre artists and teachers educating young professionals in Los Angeles and his
native state of Virginia.
ROGER GENVEUR SMITH – An award winning writer and actor, he created and performed the
Obie Award winning A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY, later adapting it into a Peabody Award winning
telefilm, directed by Spike Lee. As an actor Roger appeared as Smiley in Spike Lee’s Oscar
nominated DO THE RIGHT THING and co-starred with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington
in AMERICAN GANGSTER
Randee Trabitz – A director with a long list of credits, including THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
at The Tiffany, and REMODELING PLANS at the El Portal, she directed the recent revival of
ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE here in LA, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH in Atlanta, and THE WAITING
OF ELECTRA at the International Sophocles Conference in Delphi, Greece. She has also directed
PIRATE SHIP for the Disney Company's luxury cruise line.
Lisa Wolpe - Acclaimed founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Los Angeles Women's
Shakespeare Company for nearly 20 years. She has directed and performed nationally, a few are
Berkeley Repertory Theater, Boston Center for the Arts, San Diego Repertory Company, California
Shakespeare Festival, & Southwest Shakespeare. A sought after lecturer and teacher, she’s taught
at ACT, USC, Emerson, Wellesley, Boston University and MIT.