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Joey Doyle is a director and a writer. His directing credits include God of Carnage (production: University of Notre Dame), The Demise of the Downtown Bar Scene (co-writer, production: University of Notre Dame), and Beneath My Skin (production: University of Dotre Name). As a writer, he works on staff for The Garbage Time ( and finished this bio himself. Joey works fulltime at the digital production company BrandCinema and freelances as a film editor. Joey Doyle is fine. He’s totally fine at what he does. He’s like, fine. He once met Oprah and asked her if she was the lady from those infomercials about blankets.

Katherine Dudas is an actor/writer/comedian who swears she was on Twitter before it was a thing. Seriously. Ask anyone who was in her Geometry class in 2009. As an actor, Katherine has appeared on the television show My Crazy Love (Oxygen Network) performing the lead in an episode that is frequently played on her parents’ DVR. She’s performed at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago (Samson Agonistes), the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre in NYC (He Said, She Said), and appears in video comedy sketches whenever someone asks her (Business Lunch Productions). She’s also appeared in the short films The Strange Love of Henry Rivers (Notre Dame Film Festival), J2K (Vugg Productions), and will appear in the upcoming short Lost and Found (Positive Insanity Entertainment). As a writer, she has co-written and produced a full-length play with Open Booth member Joey Doyle, The Demise of the Downtown Bar Scene (produced: University of Notre Dame). Katherine is a student at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and a member of two indie improv teams that have performed at various theatres and bars throughout the city (Under St. Marks, Triple Crown, Queen’s Secret Theatre.) She also performs stand up when people let her (Treehouse Theatre).

Gabrielle Muzzarelli is an actress, writer and director. The Chicago native graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she received a BA in Film, Television and Theatre. While at the University, she spent her time performing, producing, directing and designing theatre and dance. She also went to Feve every Thursday. Gabrielle's favorite roles include The Lion In Winter (Eleanor), Servant of Two Masters (Beatrice) and Macbeth (Lady Macbeth). She was also on Orange Is The New Black one time. When Gabrielle is not involved in the dramatic arts, she is a Core Fusion Barre Teacher at Exhale. Her favorite modality to teach is “Barre to Bar” and it is exactly how it sounds!

Charlie O’Leary is a dramaturg, playwright, songwriter, and biological horse. A lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a member of the inaugural Playwrights Group at Project Y Theatre, and a Season Two Brooklyn Generator playwright, Charlie is also a horse, biologically. Dramaturgy credits include Krik? Krak by Jeff Augustin (New York Theatre Workshop), Balloon Boy: the Musical by Billy Recce (New York Musical Theatre Festival), and Provenance by Anne Garcia­Romero (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference selection). Charlie’s full length plays include Humiliation Play (reading: Brooklyn Generator), Rail (developed: Pipeline Theatre), Other Apocalypses (reading: University of Notre Dame), The Shampoo Effect (developed: Project Y), and his one-man show Charley Horse. Shorter plays include Rekidk (published: Indie Theater Now), Cooking for Two (music by Karl Hinze, reading: BMI Workshop), and The Average Was Lousy (co-written with Ken Greller, produced: Forever Dog Productions/Peoples Improv Theatre). Charlie’s work explores sexuality and adolescence, both in small town America and on the racetrack. He finds that those reading his plays often ask: “How do you type with those hooves??!!” Charlie has read plays for Second Stage Theatre, Urban Stages, Project Y, Bret Adams Agency, and NYMF; and his songs have been heard at The Duplex and Don’t Tell Mama. B.A.: The Wide Open Fields, Where the Stallions Run Free.

Renée Darline Roden is a writer/director/performer and an unabashed native of Minnesota, and had her start in theatre in the lovely theatre community of the Twin Cities. As a performer: she has appeared with the Tony Award Winning Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company (The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Bert and Ernie, Goodnight!), The Playwright’s Center (Planting Shelley Anne), Upright Egg Theatre Company (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and the egg at the Theatre Royal Bath, UK (How I Became a Pirate). As a director: she has wreaked havoc at the University of Notre Dame (On the Verge), and orchestrates the love lives of friends. as a writer: her work has been produced at the University of Notre Dame (SHE), and received development with Project Y Theatre (Genna the Goldfish Solves it All, The Official Hurricane Namebook). As a teaching artist: she works at Cristo Rey New York High School in East Harlem helping teenagers tackle Our Town, and at Stages Theatre Company in Minnesota, helping four-year-old thespians not tackle each other. When not doing any of that, Renée tweets, eats, and blogs. (Always in that order).

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