Michael Henry Harris - Theroun Patterson - Barry Ziemba
Michael Henry Harris—Michael Henry Harris is a writer, actor, producer, and director. He is the author of the stage play 40 Weeks, first produced by InViolet Rep at the 4th Street Theater in New York in 2011 and then again in 2012 in a co-production with OnStage Atlanta in Decatur, GA. Of the New York production, Ron Cohen in Backstage wrote “Harris exhibits a promising talent for breezy, naturalistic dialogue.” Lucy Butcher in Show Business wrote that Michael Henry Harris “has crafted a very relevant first play, capturing the mind-boggling delicacies and complications of human bonds…” “Harris is certainly a playwright to watch,” proclaimed Andrew Alexander in Arts Critic ATL.
Theroun Peterson—Theroun has been working in Theatre, Film, and, Television for the past twelve years. He has appeared as an actor in stage productions at the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor’s Express, Synchronicity Theatre, Aurora Theatre, and Horizon Theatre, among others. He has appeared on TBS’s House of Payne, and on film in Medea Goes to Jail. As a writer, Theroun has written several plays, of which, his play A THOUSAND CIRCLETS was the 2011 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award winner, getting produced as part of the Essential Theatre Festival, garnering a nomination for Best Original Work from the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards, and an upcoming second production at Detroit Repertory Theatre. His play FUGITIVE:EROS will be produced in 2014 at Out of Box Theatre. Other plays include, AMERICAN DISMANTLE (2010 Ethel Woolson Lab Selection), ORIGIN STORY, SEMBLANCES, MACHINATIONS – OR THAT UGANDA PLAY, CRADLE, DELICATE, and LOVE STORIES FOR INSOMNIACS. His short film PIN, which he wrote and directed, is currently in post-production. Theroun lives in Atlanta with his wife Robyn.
Barry Ziemba— Barry Ziemba is a native of the Northeast, smitten with Atlanta nearly thirty years ago, he’s made it home. Barry has been studying with Cathy Cabrera’s AFF365 Screenwriter Workshop for the last year.
Cat Hebert—Cat Hebert spent a number of years as a theater director/producer in Philadelphia, New York,and UK working exclusively with the development of new plays. He is currently a media futurist specializing in Immersive Virtual Reality Storytelling. Cat broke a long term writing block about ten years ago and started writing scifi and fantasy for the theater (many shorts produced) and now is finishing a portfolio of screenplays and TV pilots. He hangs out at the Atlanta Film Festival screenwriting workshops and at Atlanta Screenwriters.