Erin Austin: Bookwriter

Erin Austin is a playwright, screenwriter, and producer. Recent credits include collaborations with Tellin’ Tales Theatre, Greenhouse Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, and American Theatre Company. She’s a co-founder of Living Room Playmakers (LRP): a collective that writes and produces site-inspired theatre. MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage at Northwestern University.

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Noa/h Fields: Composer & Lyricist

Noa/h Fields is a writer and teaching artist from SoCal now living in Chicago. They are queer, nonbinary and hard-of-hearing. Composer credits: WONDERWORLD and Meat Cute (Brown University). In addition to composing  for theatre, they write poetry. Their chapbook WITH is out from Ghost City Press.

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Thrisa Hodits: Director

Thrisa Hodits: Director. Regionally Thrisa has directed a touring production with the Lyric Opera Unlimited and has co-directed at American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Thrisa has worked as an assistant director at the Fisher Center at Bard College, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Writers Theatre, Victory Gardens and The Goodman Theatre. Thrisa is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago.


Tekki Lomnicki: Bookwriter

Tekki Lomnicki is the Artistic Director of Tellin’ Tales Theatre. She has written and performed two critically-acclaimed full-length plays, over 26 solo performance pieces, and starred in the award-winning film, The Miracle. She taught youth at Chicago’s Gallery 37 and adults at the Victory Gardens Training Center. She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in New Performance Forms, the 2008 3Arts Award in Theatre and the 2010 Grigsby Award for Excellence in Solo Performance.

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Jacob Watson: Artistic Producer

Jacob Watson is an artist, educator, and facilitator. Jacob has worked as Animateur with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at Columbia College Chicago managing arts-based partnerships. His collaborations include Erasing the Distance, Theatre Unspeakable, Piven Theatre Workshop, Albany Park Theatre Project, Redmoon, and the Goodman. He is a founding member of the FYI Performance Company, where he co-conceived and directed Gray Area: a new play about consent. Jacob holds an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University.