Mandi Bossard is an actress and writer currently residing in Seattle, WA. Before relocating, she was a performer at iO West and Second City in Los Angeles. While at iO, she formed the team The Family Room which performed dramatic improv in the style of Sam Shepard's family plays. In 2019, she and Emily Bolcik wrote the show Stuff I Think Is Funny and Good for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. They were nominated for Best Comedy by the Hollywood Fringe Festival. An extension of the show was picked up later that year. They wrote and performed all new material. Recently, her work has been featured multiple times by The Needling. You can find her comedy videos on both tiktok and instagram: @mandibossard.
Tod McCoy's work has appeared in Asimov's, Felix Futura, Starward Tales II, The People's Apocalypse, Bronies: For the Love Love of Ponies, and Antipodean SF.com, as well as other publications. He holds an MA in English from Arizona State University where he studied playwriting with Jim Leonard and Gus Edwards. His work has been produced in Tempe, Portland, and Seattle as well as Vancouver, BC, where he was a Crazy 8s semifinalist. He is a graduate and board member of Clarion West Writer's Workshop, and is the publisher behind Hydra House Books, a science fiction and fantasy press. He lives out of Missoula, Montana, with his artist-witch wife, a goblin child, and a variety of animal familiars.
Anna Tatelman holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. Her plays have previously been produced by organizations such as the Detroit Repertory Theatre, Femuscripts, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Centerstage Theatre, and Intramural Theatre. Her play Life on the Moon was the 2017 winner of the Triad Shakes Theatre’s New Play Competition and of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. Excerpts from Anna’s plays have been included in Smith and Kraus’ forthcoming Best Male Monologues of 2023 anthology, American Theatre magazine’s podcast “The Subtext,” McGraw’s 12 Plays/2500 Years anthology, and the literary journal Wordgathering. When not posing as the female reincarnation of Tennessee Williams, Anna can usually be found drinking too much caffeine, befriending feral cats, and/or eating ice cream.
Carolynne Wilcox (she/they) is a bilingual, Latine theatre artist who has produced, performed, written and designed collateral artwork for regional and local stage productions.
Their work has been showcased locally at Book-It Rep, Village Theatre, The Shattered Glass Project, Latino Theatre Project and eSe Teatro to name a few.
Carolynne has an MFA in Original Works from Towson University in Maryland. More info available at www.Carolynne-Wilcox.com.
Matthew Ivan Bennett
Matthew Ivan Bennett is our guest playwright living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew has been a Resident Playwright of Plan-B Theatre Company since 2007, where he’s premiered several stage and radio plays, including “Eric(a),” which won Best Drama at United Solo Theatre Festival in New York. His feature film, “The Whole Lot” was an Official Selection at the Philadelphia and Kansas City Independent Film Festivals in 2022, and will appear at Mumbai Indie-Fest in February. He's currently working on a radio adaptation of Sherlock Holmes' "The Final Problem" with KUER. His poetry has been published with Sugar House Review, Western Humanities Review, unearthed, and Utah Life. Matt is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Scott Stolnack has published in a wide range of forms, including science fiction, travel and adventure writing, book reviews, scientific reports and peer-reviewed research, poetry, and literary fiction. His award-winning short plays have been produced in the US and UK, and are seen regularly around Seattle, while his longer work has been finalist or semi-finalist in national competitions. Scott is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Pacific Play Company’s Next Wave Playwrights Project.
Kathryn Jean Keller
Kathryn Jean Keller is a Seattle playwright and theater artist. She serves on the Board of Directors for The 14/48 Projects. She co-founded Seattle’s Café Delirium; a 90s collective of anti-racist queers creating new and site-specific theater in response to our personal experiences with AIDS. Café Delirium is best known for “Panic Sanitation,” presented during the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. Keller holds a BFA in Theater from University of Texas, Dallas; and an interdisciplinary PhD from University of Washington in the Social History of Science and Technology. Keller is currently working on a modern interpretation of Demeter’s lament entitled “Saturn’s Daughters.” This work is informed by the host of grieving mothers in the news - heartbroken parents whose children are disparately trapped by unbalanced court rooms or spirited away at our nation’s hostile borders. “Saturn’s Daughters,” was workshopped at Freehold Theater’s 2019 New Play Lab, directed by David Hsieh. “Daughters” is being developed further under the auspices of the Next Wave Playwrights Project.
Suzanne Bailie is an award-winning playwright and artist. Suzanne wrote her first play while working on a coffee farm in the jungles of Hawaii. Her short play was produced by a local theatre company and she hasn’t stopped hitting the keyboard since. Suzanne’s full-length play, Hardened Criminals, was the recent winner of the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwright Festival. Her short plays and monologues have been produced across the United States and internationally. Her published short plays include: The Raspberry, Baby Jesus Does Not Kill Ninja Zombies, Mel and Mona, Fish Queen and The Blankie. Her stage works are bold reality that merge uncomfortable truth and unexpected laughter. Her favorite activities are creating Haikus, assembling collages, painting and travel. Suzanne is happy to be part of Pacific Play Company’s Summer Revenge!