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Katherine Glover

Katherine Glover is a Minneapolis-based playwright and performer. Her plays include Ronald Reagan: Time Traveler, Celebrity Exception, and The Sweeter the Crime, as well as solo shows Dead Wrong, Burning Brothels: Sex and Death in Nevada, and A Cynic Tells Love Stories. She won a 2013 Ivey Award for her one-act, Alien Love Triangle, produced by Freshwater Theatre Company, and she was a 2015 Br!nk playwright with Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee. Her plays have been produced by This is Water Theater in Bryan, Texas; Black Sheep Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario; and the Colonial Players in Annapolis, Maryland. Upcoming projects include co-curating American Civil Forum’s 2018 series, and writing a comedy for Raw Sugar about World War I efforts to combat syphilis. For more info, visit katherineglover.net. Photo by Andrea Reese.

Gemma Irish

Gemma Irish is a playwright, leader of workshops, and sometime performer from Minneapolis. Her plays, which explore everything from gay marriage to hellish workplaces to antique chairs to sugar daddies, have been seen in Minneapolis with Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Normandale Community College; Catalog Models; One-Minute Play Festival; BOOM! Theater; the Minnesota Fringe Festival; Transatlantic Love Affair; and the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Her work has been seen in New York at the Manhattan Theatre Source; Galapagos Art Space, and The New School. She has also written for Minnesota Playlist. She holds a BA in playwriting from Eugene Lang College, New School University.

Alayna Jacqueline

Alayna Jacqueline is a Twin Cities-based playwright, director, and educator, born and raised in Buckeye Nation (Columbus, Ohio). Her plays include Empty Houses, One Tunneled Under the Looney Bin, Persephone’s Spring, Drapetomania, and Hope Won’t Escape the Box. Alayna’s work has been produced and/or developed at MadLab Theater (Columbus, OH), Garden Theater (Columbus, OH), Lincoln Theater (Columbus, OH), Pythian Theater (Columbus, OH), and Haybarn Theater (Plainfield, VT). While teaching at CATCO professional theater company, Alayna adapted fairy tales and children’s stories for Kabuki theater. In January she will receive her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College.

Heather Meyer

Heather Meyer is a playwright in Minneapolis, MN. Her work is frequently seen at Brave New Workshop, most recently in the current show The Polarizing Express. Her plays have been performed in LA, NYC, Chicago, Minneapolis and Madison, WI. Heather is a frequent playwright at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and she is the creator of the sketch comedy game show Women’s History Month: The Historical Comedybration (with fabulous prizes) which has run since 2013 each March in Minneapolis. She has an MFA in Playwriting from Spalding University.

Rachel Teagle

Rachel Teagle is a playwright, director, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley and graduated from Carleton College. While living in Georgia, she helped found the Atlanta Fringe Festival. She has written seven successful adaptations of classic literature for Serenbe Playhouse’s award-winning family play series, most recently Robin Hood. She was awarded the Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers prize in 2012 for The Ever and After. She currently resides in St. Paul.

Photo by Laura Posterick, Copy That MPLS.