Lucy Wright (Playwright) was nominated for the Directors Guild of America's Lillian Gish Award for her film adaptation of Eudora Welty's The Hitch-hikers. She wrote the play Kabuki Medea, which was produced at the Kennedy Center, the Berkeley Rep, and in South Africa and Israel. Lucy holds an MFA in Voice, Speech and Dialects from the National Theatre Conservatory and is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher. Also an actress, she played Boo in The Last Night Of Ballyhoo at the Fox Theatre in Denver, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Boulder Rep, and Judy Shepard in the HBO film version of The Laramie Project. Lucy together with Bill Downs wrote The Art Of Theatre (Cengage), a textbook now in its fourth edition (which has been used by over 60,000 college students), and Playwriting: From Formula To Form published by Harcourt Brace. They live in a log cabin in the mountains of Northern Colorado.
William Missouri Downs (Playwright) has had over two hundred productions of his plays in fourteen countries. He has won numerous awards including two rolling premieres from the National New Play Network (Women Playing Hamlet and The Exit Interview). He's twice been a finalist at the Eugene O’Neill (Mad Gravity & How To Steal A Picasso). He has published eleven plays and four books. He’s also directed forty professional, amateur, and academic productions. William has an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and has been a staff and freelance writer on several NBC sitcoms.