Taylor Gruenloh, Artistic Director of The Tesseract Theatre Company

June 27, 2016

TAYLOR GRUENLOH has an MFA in Playwriting from Hollins University in Virginia and a BA in English from Webster University in St. Louis. He is currently the artistic director at Tesseract Theatre Company. He's won regionally for the LEAGUE OF INNOVATIONS literary competition for my one-act play 'Loves' Fine Wit.' which was produced at the Terry M. Fischer theatre in St. Louis and the Higher Education Theatre Counsel's one-act play festival in 2009. He was Involved with Mill Mountain Theatre's OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS festival in Roanoke, Virginia, where his ten minute play 'Ain't Nobody's Bargain' was produced. My play 'My Alexandria' was produced for St Lou Fringe, St. Louis' fringe festival, in June 2012 New Orleans' NO FRINGE in November of 2012, and the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival in North Carolina in January 2015. His one-act play 'Control' was produced at First Run Theatre's Spectrum Series October 2012. My full length 'A Path Far From Here' was read in June 2012 a tthe Playwright's Festival in Roanoke, VA and was produced in St. Louis at The Tesseract Theatre Company in March 2014. A new play, 'An Initial Condition' just finished productions in Roanoke, Virginia, St. Louis, Missouri, and New York City.

Find his website at www.taylorgruenloh.com.


Christina Rios, Artistic Director of R-S Theatrics

May 16, 2016
CHRISTINA RIOS has had the good fortune to work locally with The Black Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Insight Theatre, Stray Dog Theatre, The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, The Black Cat Theatre, and New Line Theatre. She is also a classically-trained soprano and is honored to have studied under the likes of Ms. Angela Horn, Dr. Mark Madsen, and Ms. Kathy Lawton-Brown.

Above all, Ms. Rios is the Artistic Director of
R-S Theatrics, the mother of 4 amazing children, the wife of a wonderful man, and a true believer that art can change the world.

Ryan Scott Foizey, Artistic Director of Theatre Lab

May 2, 2016
RYAN SCOTT FOIZEY attended the University of Northern Iowa to study theatre, and moved to St. Louis in 2011. Ryan has appeared with New Line in High Fidelity, Next to Normal¸ Bukowsical, Rent, Hands on a Hardbody, Jerry Springer the Opera and in the title role of the American regional premiere of Cry-Baby. He has also appeared with Stray Dog Theatre, as Moritz in Spring Awakening. Some of his other favorite roles include Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam..., Abraham in Altar Boyz, and Margaret Mead in Hair. Ryan has also directed No Exit, Stuff Happens, A Funny Thing Happened..., and many others. Ryan recently founded and is the Artistic Director of Theatre Lab (est. 2013), which has produced the 24-Hour Play Festivals, The Sunset Limited, & most recently The Pillowman. Theatre Lab is also responsible for Labora-Story; a monthly radio play podcast written/directed by and starring all STL theatre talent. Ryan both directs and produces every episode with his associate director for the series, Jason Klefisch.

**Photo by Erin Shildmyer. Thanks to Leaping Lizards Performing Arts Studio for providing the studio space!


Scott Miller, Artistic Director of New Line Theatre

March 25, 2016
SCOTT MILLER is the artistic director and founder of New Line Theatre, and he has been directing and writing musicals since 1981. He has written the book, music, and lyrics for ten musicals and two plays, and his 1999 play Head Games has enjoyed successful runs in St. Louis, Los Angeles, London, cities throughout the UK, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. With a degree in music and musical theatre from Harvard, Scott has written six books on musical theatre, From Assassins to West Side Story; Deconstructing Harold Hill; Rebels with Applause; Let the Sun Shine In: The Genius of Hair; Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre; and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals. He also appeared in the 2008 documentary, Hair: Let the Sun Shine In. For fifteen years, Scott co-hosted “Break a Leg: Theatre in St. Louis and Beyond” on KDHX, and now he hosts Stage Grok, the new roaming theatre podcast, available on iTunes and at StageGrok.com. You can read his New Line blog chronicling New Line’s creation process, at newlinetheatre.blogspot.com.

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