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MARTIN DENTON is the founder, editor, and chief reviewer of nytheatre.com. He is the Executive Director of nytheatre.com's nonprofit parent organization, The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. (NYTE); the editor of NYTE's annual Plays and Playwrights anthologies, along with the collections Playing with Canons and Unpredictable Plays; and the founding producer of nytheatrecast, NYC's first original, regularly scheduled theatre podcast. He also designs and codes all of NYTE's websites. Martin received an OTTY (Our Town Thanks You) Award for contributions to the community in 2008; and with NYTE's Managing Director Rochelle Denton, he was honored with the 2008 Stewardship Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation. nytheatre.com won the Show Your Impact Contest sponsored by Microsoft Corporation in 2009 in recognition of outstanding use of technology in a nonprofit organization.

DEBARGO SENYAL can be seen in the forthcoming feature films "Today's Special", arriving in theaters on Nov 19, 2010 (in NYC, at the Sunshine Cinema, on East Houston St), and "Drawing with Chalk", arriving in theaters on March 25, 2011 (in NYC, at the Quad Cinema, in the West Village). He can also be seen on television with roles in three feature films, all currently airing on Showtime Networks: "Everybody's Fine" (opposite Robert De Niro), "Red Hook", and "Quarter Life Crisis". Previous TV guest appearances on "Running Wilde", "The Unusuals", "All My Children", "The Sopranos", and all three "Law & Orders". NYC stage credits include "Queens Boulevard (the musical)" (Signature Theatre Co), "Looking for the Pony" (Vital Theatre Co), "Port Authority Throw Down" (Working Theater), "Harvest" (East Coast Artists), "Commedia Dell Smartass" (New Georges), "Telethon" (Clubbed Thumb), "Women of Trachis" (Target Margin), "Pulling the Lever" (Rising Circle Theater Collective), "Browntown" (FringeNYC '04), "In Transit" (FringeNYC '06), "Crossings" (FringeNYC '09), "Smoking Bloomberg (NYMF '06), "Love Sucks" (NYMF '07), "Punk Princess" (NYMF '09), "Millicent Scowlworthy" (SPF '06), "Barriers"(Desipina), "I_NY" (Ma-Yi Theater).

MICHAEL RODERICK is part of R2D2 Productions, one of the teams producing Scottsboro Boys on Broadway this fall; he worked off-Broadway as associate producer of the rock romance Rooms. He recently produced The Gospel According to Joshua at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Cure at NYMF, and Scared Skinny, winner of The 2010 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He started Small Pond Entertainment eight years ago when he found that it was virtually impossible for an artist to be at their best when they also had to produce. He developed a system for the advancement of a producing organization to be the umbrella for shows that lacked producers. Over the years Small Pond has become a major name in the NYC Theatre Community having presented shows in numerous venues and with hundreds of different artists. As Artistic Director, Michael has produced over 50 shows since his arrival in NY in September 2002. He has also been the organizer of networking events that have included representatives from The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Fractured Atlas, and RWS casting and Associates. He holds a BA in Secondary Ed English and Theatre performance from Rhode Island College and an MA from NYU in Educational Theatre Colleges and Communities. Michael taught English at LaSalle Academy where he was the head of the drama program for 8 years. Michael blogs daily at oneproducerinthecity.typepad.com.

CATHERINE PORTER has served as lead and/or co-producer for Peculiar Works Project's 80+ site-specific plays and large-scale performance events, featuring the work of over 100 artists annually from across disciplines. She has performed many leading roles in PWP productions; appeared Off Broadway in Mac Wellman's Obie Award-winning Crowbar; and acted with such Off-off companies as 78th Street Theatre Lab, Empty Space Theatre and Manhattan Punch Line. She co-founded the multi-disciplinary arts series, stART, at Judson Church. Catherine is the Development Director for the renowned performance space, Dixon Place, where she also served as Interim Executive Director (winter '01). From 1999-2003, she worked as Individual Giving Coordinator for HERE Arts Center. A Texas native, Catherine graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with a BFA in Theatre. She is a member of Actors Equity Association and Step-Up New York, and is on the board of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.

J. HOLTHAM's plays include: January 2nd, Creative Writing, Lovers to Bed, 11th Hour, Race Music, Household Name, Splendid, and Togetherness. His work has been seen and developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (Posterity, Thicker Than Water 2001), BE Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Magic Theatre (SF), Clubbed Thumb, the Vital Theatre, New Dramatists, Broken Watch Theater Company, the 24Seven Lab and others. His play, Manifesto, was commissioned by Time Warner and Second Stage Theatre. Several of his plays are published by Playscripts, Inc. He is a member of E.S.T. and an alumnus of Youngblood. M.F.A.: The Actors Studio Drama School/New School for Social Research. He has worked as a teaching artist for TDF, Vital Theatre, and MCC. He is a founder and Co-Artistic Director of The New Black Fest, a festival celebrating the work of Black playwrights. He blogs about theatre and culture under the name 99 Seats at Parabasis and other places. He is a proud product of the New York and New Jersey public education systems.

TIFFANY CLEMENTI is thrilled to be a Core member of Flux Theatre Ensemble. For Flux, she played Leah in Jacob's House, Marie in The Lesser Seductions of History, Nola in Angel Eaters, Philostrate in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tycle in Rue. Tiffany was the assistant director for Life is a Dream and serves as Flux’s Food:Soul Coordinator as well as many other responsibilities. Other roles include Laura in Knave of Hearts (InnovativeStages), Connie in Acceptable Losses (To & Fro Productions), Goldie Lox in The Three Bears Hanukkah (Grove Street Playhouse), and Sylvia in Sylvia (The Little Theatre), and performances with the Hudson Shakespeare Company (Cymbeline and Coriolanus). Her credits onscreen include the films Couple Hood and Mercy. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Tiffany has studied at the Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre, and in New York City. She is also frequent collaborator, directing and acting, with Wild Child Presents. Much love to her family and friends.

MICAH BUCEY is a writer, performer, and seminary student. He sometimes writes shows for himself to perform and sometimes writes shows for others to perform. Micah proudly serves as a Community Minister at Judson Memorial Church, where he eagerly co-chairs programs such as Bailout Theater (www.judson.org/bailouttheater). He also regularly and energetically performs with his two-man-musical-theatre-post-punk-band The Gay Agenda (www.thatgayagendaband.wordpress.com) who can next be seen in their December 13th Holiday Special at Joe's Pub. Through both gigs, Micah furthers his extremely-thinly-veiled plot to take over the world.

is a co-founder of Flux Theatre Ensemble. For Flux, Jason has been seen as an actor in Rattlers, Hearts Like Fists, and Rue. He was set designer for Jacob's House, Other Bodies, Riding the Bull and Life is a Dream and has served as Production Manger for all of Flux’s shows. Jason works as a carpenter at the Public Theater and as an actor, production manager, carpenter and set designer, Jason has spanned the East Coast.

ERICA LIVINGSTON is a doer of things, especially theater. Originally from Jackson, MS, Erica now calls Brooklyn her home. She is currently an ensemble member and co-artistic director of The New York Neo-Futurists, recipients of the 2010 Café Cino Fellowship Award, named 2009 People of the Year by nytheater.com and winners of The Village Voice Readerʼs Poll for Best Performance Artists. As a Neo-Futurist she writes, performs and directs in the NYNFʼs signature show, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” an ongoing ever-changing attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes every Friday and Saturday night in the East Village which the New York Times says, “Is the ideal entertainment for an audience with eclectic taste” and Backstage says, “Like the glory days of Saturday Night Live only funnier and slightly surreal.” She has been a Neo for four years now and has written 99 plays for “TMLMTBGB” and also wrote and performed in “The Soup Show,” which ran throughout March at Here Arts Center and was nominated for Best Performance Art Production 2010 by The Innovative Theater Awards. In writing, performing and directing plays every week for “Too Much Light…” Currently Erica is working with St. Annʼs Warehouse on The Puppet Lab for their 2010-2011 season. She is building a piece about the Death of Sam Cooke using puppets, quantum mechanics and synethesia that she will perform in May at St. Annʼs in their annual Labapalooza! Festival. Erica is also a co-creator and member of the band Fantasy Grandma, a hip-hop duo who perform in full old age makeup, gold and teal wind-suits rapping about being elderly. You can see more Fantasy Grandma at www.fantasygrandma.com.

TIM ERRICKSON is the Artistic Director of Boomerang Theatre Company. His new play Endless Summer Nights recently premiered with Boomerang in September 2010, and was a “Pick of the Week” by nytheatre.com. Previous Boomerang credits include directing productions of Fenway, Burning The Old Man (6 NYIT Nominations, including Outstanding Direction), Stoppard Goes Electric, Much Ado about Nothing and As You Like It. Other recent directing credits include The Desk Set for Retro Productions (6 NYIT Nominations including Outstanding Production), Brad Fraser’s Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Racine’s Phaedre, Jamie Pachino’s Famous for Fifteen Years, Michael Weller’s Moonchildren (OOBR Award for Outstanding Production) and Brian Smallwood’s The Wedding Play. Boomerang was awarded the 2008 Caffe Cino Fellowship for Excellence in Off-Off Broadway, and has reinvented the rotating repertory model for the Off-Off/Indie theatre. In addition to Boomerang, Tim has been on staff at Lincoln Center Theater and New Dramatists. He serves on the Honorary Awards Committee for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards and is the current president of the Off-Off Broadway Community Dish, a service organization for the Off-Off/Indie Theatre Community.

More info and contestants to be announced soon!