Karen Christie-Ward has been teaching and acting in NYC for ten years. She holds a
BS from New York University in educational theater and an MS in elementary education from Hunter College. She has appeared
in many Off and Off Off-Broadway shows, performed with improv and sketch groups throughout the city and has appeared in several
independent films. She has created after school arts programs and currently conducts staff development workshops citywide
in many areas including Bringing the Arts to the Core Curriculum.
Sharon Fogarty received her B.A. in Dance/Theatre at SUNY Brockport, and went
on to teach at SUNY Buffalo, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronx Conservatory of Music and through Arts Genesis in New
York. She has taught mask theatre, ballet, modern dance, singing, choral work, acting technique for scenes and improvisation,
plus private studies in flute and guitar. Founder/Artistic Director Sharon Fogarty Performance Theatre (1986) and Making Light
Productions (1989) with repertory of 100+ ballets and hundreds of original songs or accompaniment pieces for dance. Fogarty
has authored dozens of full length musical theatre works including the published Bride of Frankenstein ~ an experiment
in intimacy and Sep'-ul-kur. Recently produced plays include Putnam, 'heaven', Next to Nothing
and The Overdevelopment of Scott. Recordings (guitar/flute/drums/voice) include Gaia's Dream (Nana Simopoulos),
The Kenny Davidsen Album and The Wise Sophia (Patsy Grace). Film roles include Cowboy Mouth (Terence Klein),
Raphael (Nuria Olive-Belles) and Sparks (Virginie Danglades). Fogarty has performed in U.S. and internationally
with Doug Elkins Dance Company, Sara Sugihara, Meredith Monk, Ping Chong and IMAGO Theatre Mask Ensemble and currently performs
here in New York with Funny... Sheesh and Making Light Productions.
Jason Grossman has been a teacher, actor and director for 10 years and has written
and performed for television and radio. He has been producing the popular New York City-based sketch/improv group Funny...
Sheesh for past seven years and is the founder and director of Funny... Sheesh Alternative Variety Shows (a venue
for non-commercial, alternative performance comedy, dance, music and theatre). Every December, he plays 33+ characters in
the critically acclaimed holiday performance It's a Wonderful One-Man-Show Life! directed by Sharon Fogarty. He has
hosted hundreds of improv shows and workshops at colleges and schools throughout the country. Jason graduated from S.U.N.Y.
Albany where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology and received a J.D. from the Benjamin
N. Cardozo School of Law.
Jason Hefter has written extensively for MTV, VH-1, NICKELODEON, NICK AT NITE, TNN,
GAS and COMEDY CENTRAL, was the head writer on the Chuck Woolery-hosted series "TV LAND'S ULTIMATE FAN SEARCH" and Sci-Fi
Channels' "ENRICHED CLASSICS". For the last 3 years, he has been working exclusively as a studio writer-for-hire and script
doctor; produced projects include the I-Max movie, "ULTIMATE X", for Disney, and "ULTIMATE RUSH (working title)" in pre-production
for the producers of "SPEED" at Warner Bros. His spec teen comedy, "ASSEMBLY REQUIRED" just sold to Paramount and he is in
negotiations to write a new comedy for Urban Entertainment and the producers of "UNDERCOVER BROTHER". He holds a B.A. in creative
writing from Duke University and has also studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Elizabeth Mozer is a movement director, coach, teacher and professional actress, dancer
and singer, and she has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in film, commercials and industrials. She is the resident movement
director and coach for the Judith Shakespeare Company and has taught at the Stella Adler Conservatory, AMDA. She has conducted
numerous workshops and teachers at several dance schools. Elizabeth received a BA degree in Dance and Political Science from
SUNY College at Brockport and has additional professional training in the Meisner Acting Technique, View Points and Composition,
Suzuki, and Bartenieff/Laban Movement Studies.
Steve Smith has acted with, written for or directed in New York City or regionally
with dozens of theater companies and independent feature films. He appeared as a principal on As The World Turns, as
well as performing roles on Loving, One Life to Live, The Guiding Light and All My Children. As
a playwright, Mr. Smith has had several of his works produced or read in New York and one of his plays is scheduled to receive
a Spring production in Virginia. Mr. Smith holds a BA from Canisius College, an MA in Theater and Dance from SUNY/Buffalo,
and an MFA in Acting from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Actors Equity, AFTRA, and The Dramatists Guild, and
has been certified by the Society of American Fight Directors.