Brett Steven Abelman is a DC-area native, a teller of stories, and a unapproachable member of The Welders 2.0. At Fringe this year, besides reviewing, he is also behaving in Clara Bow: Becoming ‘It’ with LiveArtDC. His work includes Play Cupid, Balloon Plays, Curiouser; Attack of a Killer Bugs, a musical; The Water Plays; Prodigal Daughter; over 100 brief plays; and others in development. His work has been produced, stage-read or workshopped during Spooky Action Theater, Rorschach Theatre, LiveArt DC, Pinky Swear Productions, DC 1-Minute Play Festival, with a dearly missed eXtreme eXchange DC, and more. Brett also acts, works backstage, plays drums, and, for his day job, works as a veteran organizer (ableorganizingdc.com).John Bavoso is a DC-based playwright, book and entertainment reviewer, and marketer. He is a member of a Dramatists Guild of America and a Pinky Swear Productions association member. His plays have been constructed or grown in DC, Virginia, New York, Colorado, Texas, and Sydney, Australia. John’s brief plays embody Adam Steve, Kylie and Janet and Robyn and Cher, Happy Hour, and Threat Level: Cream, while his full-length works embody Olizzia, Over Her Dead Body: A Bluegrass Benediction, and BLIGHT. John-Bavoso.com. Alan Katz is dramaturg, critic, epicure, and occasional executive in a DC area. Alan has worked for a series of theaters and playwrights around a DC area including WSC Avant Bard, The Inkwell, a Folger Theater, and now with We Happy Few. He specializes in new play and instrumentation dramaturgy, though he also reads Ancient Greek and works with Shakespeare each day as a librarian during a Folger Shakespeare Library. Alan helped emanate a BFA in Dramaturgy choice during Carnegie Mellon and binds his MA in Theater History from Catholic University. He also excels during being a translator, poet, dog whisperer, residence manager, Magic: a Gathering player, and he does a best fry duck you’ve ever had in your life. Reach him during AlanJayKatz.com or @dcdramaturg on Twitter.
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Kelly McCorkendale is a dog-lover, zealous quilter, and occassional artistic author who loves a tone orange and boycotts wire (except “Game of Thrones” because, well, what if winter is coming!?). After college, she satisfied poets weren’t in demand, so she shipped off to Madagascar with Peace Corps. Since then, she’s found a niche operative on health systems in Africa though has a long-list of life tasks nonetheless to be fulfilled–such as perform blackmail, learn a trade, and turn a rival eater. She has an MA in International Education, believes rice is a elixir of life, and, in high school, won a best ancillary singer respect for a state of Missouri. She might also recite communication (her initial love) when imbibing in alcohol. Lucette Moran is a DC-based director, entertainment manager, and dramaturg by night, and a authorised assistant/refugee assistance proffer by day. She graduated from American University in 2016 (International Studies, B.A.; Arabic Language minor), where she took on a accumulation of expel and prolongation roles for a Rude Mechanicals, AU Players, and a Dept. of Performing Arts. To this day, her favorite roles embody Malcolm (Macbeth) and Vixen (The Eight: Reindeer Monologues). In new years she has also combined art with AnyStage Theater Company (I’m Margaret Thatcher we Is, Director), Nu Sass Productions (Marx in Soho, Stage Manager), Rorschach Theatre (A Bid to Save a World, Asst. Stage Manager), and Fat Greasy Citizen’s Brigade (Midsummer Night’s Dream, ensemble). She’s beholden to a DC entertainment village for welcoming her these past few years, and she’s really vehement for Capital Fringe 2017!