Rosa del Duca is a writer, journalist, teacher and musician. Her work has appeared in literary magazines like Cutbank, CALYX, River Teeth, and Mission at 10th. When she isn’t writing or cranking out the news at NBC Bay Area, she’s leading peer writers’ groups at the Hayward and San Lorenzo libraries, or making music. To take a listen to that music or satisfy your curiosity about her other endeavors, visit rosadelduca.com
Barry David Horwitz has been teaching and reviewing theater for many years–as well as acting and producing plays for The Quixotic Players. He tries to link theater to political and social movements, as he did for many years in English and Drama classes at Saint Mary’s College, Univ/Calif/Berkeley, and Univ/Paris. He has also acted and worked as Dramaturge with Shotgun Players, written criticism for divergences.be, and produced plays ranging from Greek classics to modern works, looking for the contemporary and the familiar in all works. Now retired, and a Member of the San Francisco Critics’ Circle, he is writing about plays worth seeing and events worth thinking about in San Francisco and beyond.
Susan Dunn finds a community, inspiration, revelation and joy in Bay Area live theater. Since her move from New York in 1991 she has been on the board or staff or both of Hillbarn Theatre, Altarena Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse and Virago Theatre. Favorite roles include Producer for CABARET and Stage Manager for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Altarena Playhouse. She has also helped to birth several new productions in San Francisco and San Jose for local playwrights. Susan currently indulges her passion for live theater full time as Staff Historian at Altarena, and Development Director and Stage Manager for Island City Opera in Alameda. She delights in the ever-changing variety of theater companies and venues all over the Bay Area, and is associated with several local play writers and play readers associations. In recognition of her achievements and contributions impacting the arts community and residents of Alameda County, she has been announced as one of the recipients of the Alameda County Arts Commission’s 2015 Alameda County Arts Leadership Awards.
Benjamin K. Sloan is an incoming junior at UC Berkeley. A transfer student from Santa Monica College in Los Angeles, Ben is an aspiring thespian and writer of any medium. He will be studying English, History, and Theater while indulging in other passions of his that include social activism, soccer, and teaching.