THE LIVING ROOM STORIES
MALLORY JANE WEISS
Mallory Jane Weiss is a NYC-based playwright whose work primarily spirals around female stories. Select plays include PONY UP (Princess Grace Finalist, 2019), A&Z’S ESCAPADES IN MOONSTRUCK CITY (Cutting Ball Theatre Variety Pack Finalist, 2019), UNDERWATER (“The Dionysian Issue 004”), LOSING YOU, WHICH IS ENOUGH (workshop readings at The Lark and Cherry Lane Theatre), and EVERMORE UNREST (2020 Red Bull Theater Short New Play Festival). She has developed work with Gingold Theatrical Group (HOWL FROM UP HIGH) and Fresh Ground Pepper. Additionally, Mallory works as a teacher, a copywriter, and a cycling instructor. BA: Harvard University, MFA: The New School. www.malloryjaneweiss.com
Johanna Soleyn is honored to be making her debut as playwright. With an educational background in theater, she made the transition from actor to playwright in college. Though life took her away from the theatre, she kept writing, and eventually found her way back. Johanna enjoys using her writing to explore social justice issues. She believes theatre should do three things: entertain; show us how the world is currently; and examine the possibilities of how the world could be. Johanna hopes that through her work, she can help make the world a more harmonious place for all.
Kathy Ng is a playwright, librettist and hybrid theater-maker from Hong Kong, currently trying to make it work in the big apple. The content of her writing varies, but her pieces often deal with the actions of magnification and collage. She likes to disrupt, communicate accumulation, and chart the starry conditions of non-humanity. She has a B.A in Writing for Performance from Brown University and an MFA in Musical Theater Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Tristen Moseley is a playwright & librettist who hates reality. Recent work includes The Wind Doesn’t Blow Here and Mary, Mother of Monsters. BA from Brown University. MFA from NYU-Tisch. He is a big proponent of donating all your money to The Okra Project.
WES BRAVER is a composer, lyricist and playwright from Washington, D.C. He has written several musicals, including Medusa (with Rachel Dean) which was performed in concert at Lincoln Center in 2019 and is currently in development with commercial producers and Broadway talent. Also musicals Hear No Evil in the Year 2090, and Galapago; a song cycle, Space Cases; and METADATA, a concept album about Edward Snowden (available on Spotify/iTunes). Wrote songs for the film "Chatsworth," (HBO’s NY Latino Film Festival), and scored the film "Youth," (SXSW 2019). B.A. in Music, Colorado College. M.F.A., NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Amy is a playwright based in London. Her work has been long-listed by the National Theatre (New Views 2014) and Theatre Royal Haymarket (Pitch Your Play 2018). She was a finalist on Park Theatre's Script Accelerator 2017, and is currently developing her play ‘Sugar Pills’ at the venue. Amy’s first full-length play 'Easy' was produced in 2019, with support from Arts Council England. It was performed at the Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell. She is passionate about mental health and female-led work.