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DARRAH CLOUD'S play TURNING, will premiere at Centenary Stage in March 2020. SABINA, a musical adaptation of Willy Holtzman’s play, premieres at Portland Stage in May 2020. UNDERSTUDY JESUS received a workshop production at Rhinebeck Center for the Performing Arts in Fall 2018. OUR SUBURB premiered at Theater J in Washington, DC in 2014. JOAN THE GIRL OF ARC toured with Cincinnati Playhouse, 2014. Other plays produced across the U.S. include WHAT’S BUGGING GREG?, THE STICK WIFE, THE MUD ANGEL, DREAM HOUSE, BRAILLE GARDEN THE SIRENS, HEARTLAND, THE BOXCAR CHILDREN, HONOR SONG FOR CRAZY HORSE and the stage adaptation of Willa Cather’s O PIONEERS! Alum: New Dramatists, member: Honor Roll, Howl Playwrights. Graduate of the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa, and Town Supervisor of Pine Plains.
DAVID SIMPATICO is a playwright, librettist and performance artist whose work has been presented at major theatres around the globe, including London’s Hammersmith Apollo, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the New York Shakespeare Festival. Career highlights include: the stage adaptation of High School Musical (Disney Theatricals); the full length opera, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing (Justine Chen, composer; commissioned by American Lyric Theatre); the sung-thru music drama, The Screams of Kitty Genovese (Will Todd, composer; Edinburgh Fringe Festival); and the libretto for Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron J. Kernis’ Garden Of Light (NY Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, conducted by Kurt Masur). David recently earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the Mountain View Writers at SNHU. He is an alumnus of the Composer Librettist Development Program at American Lyric Theater, and a graduate of Northwestern University Photo by Charles Chessler
PATTY WINEAPPLE was a Senior Vice President/Group Executive Producer at Grey Worldwide. She co-produced Broadway My Street!, a TV special devoted to the musical theater starring Jerry Orbach and Florence Henderson. Documentary work includes Animated Women, an Emmy winning four-part series and Independent Spirits, about the lives and work of animators, Faith and John Hubley. Before joining A HOWL of PLAYWRIGHTS, Patty was the producing director of Half Moon Theatre for six years.
As Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and also the Sundance Institute as both a playwright and a screenwriter, Allman developed work that went on to productions by the 78thStreet Theatre Lab, Theater 80 at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, the Florida Studio Theater, the Sundance Children’s Theater, and Paramount Interactive Studios. His other plays have also been staged by Theater for the New City and The Broome Street Theater. Allman was awarded a Pushcart Prize for his short fiction, and other works have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Film Comment, Witness Magazine, Public Illumination and Folio. His first novel was published by St. Martin’s Press, and he has published two YA novels. Allman has taught in NYC’s Authors in the Schools Program, and led writing workshops at the YMCA of St. Louis, his home town. He is thrilled to be joining the Howlers!
Alexandra Angeloch actor/playwright. Plays: Produced:Bottom Buddies, Sticky/ Mimi Entertainment,A Day of Wonderful,Axial Theater, Making Whoopee, Plan Not 9, Spittin' Devil, Half Moon Theater, Raylene's Fig, ASK .Readings: Siren’s Whisper, Abingdon Theater, Women’s Projects and Productions; HERstory, Howl Playwrights. Published: A Day of Wonderful, Goddard C. Acting: Film: Night of the Living Jews( Mama Jones), Theatre: Remembering Olanna( Alex) Ancram Opera House, GoodNight Pig( Doctor) Columbia Univ. Season’s Greetings( Rachel) VoiceTheater, Heartbreak House( Mrs. Utterword,)/RTS Emma/ Apocalypse Prod., Various, Sticky July, Halloween 2017, Feb 2018: Mimi Entertainment. Member: Howl Playwrights, http:// howlplaywrights.wixsite.com/howlplay- wrights/about-us
Margie Castleman is a playwright and choreographer. She has professionally worked in London, New York, and regionally. Her career began as dancer, segued into acting, choreography, and now works as a playwright.
Her three plays, CLOSING THE CHANDLERY, BLEND, WE CAN EAT LOVE, were all semi-finalists In O'Neill Theatre Conference, and LARK development. WE CAN EAT LOVE received a full Portland Stage Studio Production, March, (2019). Other credits, THE SWIM MEET, 78th Street Theatre Lab, BLEND SheWrites Festival, THE BETH DAY and BOXED OFFICE, finalist 10 Minute Plays, Humana Festival, NBC daytime TV.
She holds a BA in acting, from Bard College, and a MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College (Mac Wellman, chair). She is a Llfetime member of DRAMATISTS GUILD, and is currently developing work with HOWL Playwrights, (Darrah Cloud, David Simpatico, curator
Martina Deignan has been a proud member Howl Playwrights for the past five years. Her two full-length plays, PLUCKY DUCK and AMIR IN AMERICA have had readings at Howl. As an actor, Martina's TV credits include the daytime dramas AS THE WORLD TURNS and SANTA BARBARA, the series CODE RED with Lorne Greene, MISS LONELY HEARTS for PBS, MADAME X with Tuesday Weld, many TV pilots, episodic shows, commercials and industrials. Films include GHOST, THE LONGRIDERS and BLACKOUT. Martina is a member of The Dramatists Guild.
Ryan Katzer has performed in several theatre productions in NYC, the Hudson Valley, and Connecticut as well as appearing in several short films and numerous plays. He has written, produced, and acted in various short films, one of
which compiled a total of 18 awards and received positive attention from a prominent Los Angeles producer. Currently living in Los Angeles during the pandemic he has completed the final draft of his first novel, that is until editors and publishers tell him it needs another draft…. Through the virtual climate the pandemic has caused, he is still able to attend regular meetings/performances with the other playwrights
Recent productions: The Circus Acrobat Girl was part of New Jersey Repertory Theater's festival and also Axial Theater's Twisted Valentines Festival 2019. Miss Pudding Doesn't Work Here Anymore was featured in Axial's Twisted Valentines 2018 production. Prior, Miss Pudding was produced by Love Creek Productions in NYC, the North Park and Vaudeville Theater (San Diego, CA), and Hudson Valley Playwrights Festival (Rhinebeck, NY). Alpha Jaws premiered in The Midtown Theater Festival in NYC; Warm Milk Mamas was also in Love Creek Productions, Bad Theater Festival, in NYC, and The Last Frontier Theater Conference, Alaska; Butter the Role and Food Fight were both commissioned by Half Moon Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dear Crossing was produced by The Rosendale Theater, Know Theater, and Axial Theater.
Anthony Leiner is a graduate from SUNY New Paltz class of 2015 with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing. Some of his works include: On the Floor, Our Cuckoo Bird, and Hearts and Minds. Which have been produced by the Rosendale Theatre, Urban Stages Theatre Company, and The Manhattan Repertoire Theatre. In 2018 he showcased five of his original works at the Morton Library in Rhinecliff in a short play festival called "Moments." Most recently, "The Drive Home," a monologue was featured in the "Pages Penned in Pandemic" collection which in available now on amazon.
An actor, monologist, writer who has a passion reading and collaborating on the development of new work. It is an honor, delight and a constant source of inspiration to work with Howl.
Devin Porter is a playwright, poet, fiction writer, and dramaturg. His works analyze and examine the areas of race, political ideals, social class, and identity. Devin has graduated with honor distinctions from the University of Albany with a B.A in English, where he was a three-time Spellman Academic Award winner. Currently, Devin is being commissioned by Alter Theater as part of their AlterLab First Acts program. Devin has worked with the Negro Ensemble Company, Alter Theater, Forward Theater Company, Barrow Group Theatre Company, The Playground Experiment, Caesar Ford Theatre, and The School of Thinking Making. Devin’s publications include the Fjords Review, The Conium Review, The High Plains Register, The Nzuri Journal of Umoja Community at Coastline College, Crack The Spine, and The RavensPerch. In Spring 2021, he will be receiving his M.A degree in Theatre with a focus in Dramatic Writing. Devin is a member of Howl Playwrights based in Rhinebeck, NY, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Nan Gatewood Satter is a playwright, author, and book editor. Her full-length work THE RULES OF THE GAME was a semi-finalist at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre. Her*one-act play*YALU RIVER*was seen at the William Inge Theatre Festival, the Last Frontier Theatre Festival, the Silver Spring Stage One-Act Festival, and the Bunnell Street Arts Centre in Homer, Alaska; and her ten-minute comedy FIRST DATE was seen at the Geneva Theatre Guild Playwrights’ Festival. She has collaborated on dozens of books, including international and New York Times bestsellers.
Sam Rebelein recently graduated from Goddard College with an MFA in Creative Writing. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Bourbon Penn, Shimmer Magazine, Planet Scumm, The Macabre Museum, and elsewhere. He's been a proud member of Howl since 2016. Follow him on Twitter @HillaryScruff.
In addition to Howl, Anne is an active member of Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s writing group in Great Barrington MA. Her short plays have been presented in numerous festivals around the country with The Kiss winning best play at the Ten Minute Play Festival at the West Side Y in New York in 2018. Her full-length play, Lady Randy, was produced by WAM Theatre and performed at Shakespeare & Co in Lenox, MA in 2019. Online: www. anneundeland.com
Louisa Vilardi is a writer and theater director originally from Northern New Jersey where she taught high school English and Creative Writing for over a decade before moving to the Hudson Valley. Louisa was formerly a resident director and producer for New Players Company (Ridgewood, NJ). Her writing has been featured by The Huffington Post, Today Parenting Team and Scary Mommy. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild of America. Currently, she is developing Tough Love, her newest full-length play. www.LouisaVilardi.com
Dwight E. Watson’s plays and monologues appear in several book and monologue collections including The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2020 (Smith & Kraus), Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century (Applause), and Original Monologs that Showcase Your Talent (Allworth Press). A member of the Dramatists Guild, Dwight’s produced plays include Eden Creek, Dapple Gray, and Dewey Boy and Wookie (in a mad dog’s eye). His newest play, The Blacksmith’s Book, had a public reading at Howl First Thursday in March, 2020. Professor of Theater Emeritus and Lafollette Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Wabash College, his essay writing has been featured in The Chronicle Review and more recently in the popular podcast forum Read650. Dwight now lives and works from his home in Hudson Valley.