Writer, actor and director Jacquelyn Wells has been involved in theater since high school and has a BA in Drama from SF State. Six of her plays have hit the stage, including a staged reading of Under the Violet Moon at 6th Street Playhouse in 2014, and two of her murder mystery plays, Holiday End and Bahl Gorm and Frattey, were enjoyed over dinner. Over the years, she has held a variety of paying jobs to support her theater habit. While living in San Francisco, Jacquelyn performed in many plays in the Bay Area. In 1999, she moved to Sonoma County and has acted, wrote or directed with Pegasus Theater Company on the Russian River, 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, Main Stage West in Sebastopol, The Raven in Healdsburg and for Narrow Stage Company. From January 2008 to March 2009 she was the Artistic Director at Pegasus, where she has acted in ten productions and directed five main stage and six short plays.
Russell has previously directed The Full Monty and Becoming Walt Whitman at 6th Street Playhouse and will next be directing La Cage Aux Folles. He has also directed a number of local productions at Pegasus Theater, The Raven, and most recently the premiere of Nonna and the Dress Maker at Altarena Playhouse in Alameda. In addition to Paternity, his plays include Pilots (performed at MCC Theater in San Francisco) Visitation (performed at UC Berkeley), and other short plays. Russell graduated with his MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College where he started writing short plays.He is pleased to be part of this evening and wants to thank Beulah, Jacquelyn, Maureen, and Scott for their creative collaboration.
Maureen has spent over four decades working in the theatre as an actor, director, educator, and playwright. Maureen’s passion for the theatre has no boundaries. She enjoys comedy and drama equally but focuses her attention on human foibles and the humor in everyday life. She facilitated the Playwrights Forum here at 6th Street. She has been the recipient of awards for each field of endeavor. Maureen is thrilled to collaborate with 6th Street Playhouse and such talented, writers, directors, and performers on this production. She has penned three romance novels, as Daphne Masque, set in the theatre. Maureen was a 2015 winner in the Redwood Writers Play Contest and the Mendocino 10 minute play festival.
Scott is an award-winning playwright and mediocre actor. Eleven of his plays have received over 30 professional productions on four continents, including Starbucks on Broadway (Audience Favorite at Redwood Writers Festival), Cherry, Psych Nick (Audience Favorite runner-up at Weathervane Playhouse), The Saint, Love Her Madly (Audience Favorite at Redwood Writers), Auction Day, A Service Tail, and Crisis in Character. Thanks to his fellow playwrights for their comments, Juliet for her inspirational direction, and an amazing cast. With tremendous gratitude to the Sonoma County theater community for their incredible support over the past few years. More information at www.scottlummer.com.