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Jerry Marino
Jerry Marino has been involved in theatre for more than 35 years. He is the founder and past managing director of the Alliance Repertory Theatre Company in New Jersey. His professional acting credits include Mr. Lipari in the 1998 Tony Award winning Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge, with Tony Danza; Earl in Adult Fiction at New Jersey Repertory; Gus in Southern Comforts at the Bickford; and Mr. Dussell in The Diary of Anne Frank at Chenango River Theatre. He won a best lead ACT award for his portrayal of Fran in Gemini in 1996 and earned Perry award nominations for Max in Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Col. Jessup in A Few Good Men. He played Donny in Alliance Rep’s inaugural production of American Buffalo, named as one of the 12 best productions in New Jersey in 1999. Jerry also directed Alliance productions of Three Tall Women and Children of a Lesser God and received Perry Award nominations for both. He received a Best Director NEPTA award for The Lakeside Players’ production of On Golden Pond in 2007. Jerry currently lives in the Poconos and works at resorts there.



  Joel Stone
Joel Stone is a playwright, director, teacher, and nonfiction writer. He was a founding member and artistic director of Off-Off Broadway's The Theatre Asylum, where his plays have been produced, and also directed plays for the New Jersey Repertory Company, which also produced several of his plays. His one-act, The Age of Miracles, was a finalist in the Samuel French Short Play Festival in 1999. Mr. Stone has also directed and written for Alliance Repertory Company in NJ. From 2000-2002, he was in charge of theater education for the NYC Board/Department of Education. In 2012, he completed his first nonfiction book, The Master Craps Shooter.



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Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
 Jonathan Caws-Elwitt is a playwright, humorist, neologist, palindromist, limericist, parodist, and wit. His one-act farce The Can of Yams is in publication with Samuel French, and his full-length comedy As Long as It’s in the Script: A Sex Farce within a Sex Farce has earned finalist honors in both the Mountain Playhouse Comedy Playwriting Contest and the Cheshire Comedy “Funniest Play on Earth” contest. His whimsical essays have appeared in Verbatim: The Language Quarterly, and his one-liners have been often quoted in the Shoecabbage comic strip. A prolific composer and lyricist, he was the founder and linchpin of acclaimed indie-pop band the Silly Pillows.



George Loukides
George Loukides is a playwright and director from Sarasota, Florida. He founded the Sarasota Area Playwrights, an organization dedicated to the development of new plays by area playwrights. His play, Turkish Coffee, won first prize in the National One-Act Playwriting Competition, Little Theatre of Alexandria, and his full-length play, Plenty Horses, was first place winner in The Play’s the Thing, The Player’s Theatre, Sarasota. His plays have been produced in Virginia, Oklahoma, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, New York, and Florida. He holds a master’s degree in theater from the University of Denver.

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