Lindsay Carpenter is a writer and director based in New York City and Boston. Her play Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, and Other Romantic Gestures was produced in 2022 at Taffety Punk in Washington, DC and at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, MO. She directed Proof (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Things That Fall (Barnyard Theatre), and tempOdyssey (Tufts University). She is a Goldberg Prize finalist, two-time Princess Grace Award semi-finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival semi-finalist, and Kennedy Center ACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award winner. She was a staff writer on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) award winning web series Amours d’occasion. She graduated from NYU Tisch’s Dramatic Writing MFA Program in May 2020 and is a co-founder of Ghost Ship Murder Mysteries (www.ghostshipmurdermysteries.com), which combines interactive theatre with role playing games. www.lindsaycarpenter.com
Julia Blauvelt is a writer and sometimes-actor. As a sometimes-actor, she has worked largely in the realm of devised theatre, most notably with Richard Schechner as a performer in Imagining O (New York Times Critic's Pick) and as one third of Three (NYU, Culture Project, and Dixon Place, directed by Stephen Spinella). Other favorite roles include acting in David Levine's Private Moment (Creative Time), and the recent short film Animal Attraction (written and directed by Robin Epstein). As a playwright, she received her first professional production in 2021 at New Normal Rep and her second professional production is scheduled for 2024 at New Jersey Repertory Company. Her plays have been workshopped at Orchard Project (Performance Lab Residency 2021), and she was a finalist for the WP Theater Playwrights Lab, Neukom Playwriting Award, and the New Voices Award. MFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. www.juliablauvelt.com
Off-Broadway/NYC: Can You Forgive Her? (Vineyard Theatre), Intimacy (The New Group), Card and Gift (Clubbed Thumb), Connected (59E59), On the Verge (Attic Theater), Three Musketeers 1941 (Project Y), A Splintered Soul (Theater Three). Regional: Joy and Pandemic (The Huntington), Actually (Aurora), The Wolves (Capital Stage), Sovereignty (Marin Theatre Company), The Siegel (City Lights), Thomas and Sally (Marin Theatre Company), 4,000 Miles (Hudson Stage), You Will Remember Me (Hudson Stage), Visitors (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), The Screenwriter’s Daughter (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Twelfth Night (Payomet). TV/Film: Phil Spector (HBO), The Affair (Showtime), Lie to Me (Fox), Knife Fight, Two-Bit Waltz, Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, I Am Michael, Pitching Tents. When not acting, Ella makes crossword puzzles.
Esther Williamson is an actor/musician/teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in Shakespeare but loves doing new work and playing around with language in any context. Companies she's worked with include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Taffety Punk Theatre Company (company member since 2010), The Riot Grrrrls, Opera House Arts, The Chester Theatre, Urban Stages, Happenstance Theater, Alchemical Theatre of Wilmington NC, Ford's Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and others. Esther holds an MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting. For information about her Zoom-based Shakespeare classes, please visit www.estherwilliamson.com.