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Matthew Kamm

Matthew Kamm works in non-profit development by day…and writes plays by night. He is
extraordinarily proud to be the Writer’s Unit Leader. Please contact him for any reason at
fiercelywriting@gmail.com.

Leda Siskind

Leda is an actress as well as a playwright. The Liars Punishment; was produced at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades, as well as for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. All My Distances Are Far was produced by Theatre 40 and is now published by Steele Spring Stage Rights. The Surveillance Trilogy was also produced at Theatre 40 to ritical acclaim.

Renée DeBevoise

Renée is a native of Los Angeles. Trained at Stella Adler Conservatory and is a UCB Improv grad. Acted in over 30 plays in L.A. and is a member of the artist collective Pretty Orphans. Moonlights as a writer of the macabre. “Theatre is where my heart is”.

Instagram: @oohlalarenee ~ Twitter: @artyfemme

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Jeremiah Benjamin

Originally a pipe fabrication engineer and aerobics instructor from Portland OR. Now actor who has taken to the stage as an assortment of singing/dancing mythical creatures,
crazed demonic menaces and the occasional human since arriving in the great playground of LA.

 

Recent stage credits include colonists in the BFF festivals premiere of An Ocean In My Soul, Baki the Satyrin the Hollywood Fringe Festivals premiere of "Horny, the Musical "Mister Kazoo in Theatre Macabre (an acclaimed Grand-Guignol immersive experience) and Bottom in Downtown Repertory Theatre production of Midsummer Night Dream. He is also a playwright and member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. A goal is to have people laugh so hard you'll feel aches the next day and realize it made you think about stuff worth thinking about.

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A recent tv, film & theater graduate, Brittney is well versed behind the camera as well as in front. Her acting education includes

UCLA's musical theater program, Michael Chekhov's technique, and Fitzmaurice vocal training. Brittney is an award-winning stage actress and hopes to conquer the silver screen.

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Alana J. Webster

Alana J. Webster is an Actress, Voice Over Artist, and native Angeleno.  She has worked on shows such as: Orange Is The New Black, The Chi, All American, Bull, Mindhunter, David Makes Man, and Clock & Dagger.  She also has a passion for podcasting, and cohosts and African American/ Asian American feminist podcast called, Black & Yellow. Alana is the Actor's Unit Leader at Fierce Backbone.

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LYING BENEATH THE SURFACE, IMAGE AND
LIKENESS, THE NORMA CONQUESTS, PICKLE JUICE and PINOCCHIO IN THE BRONX.

12 of his 27 short plays have been produced,including THREE SYLLABLES OF SHAME.  He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

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A playwright and television producer. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Producers Guild of America and a proud member of Fierce Backbone and Neo Ensemble Theatre.

A seasoned theater reviewer for nearly a decade via his blog Night Tinted Glasses.  Graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York, he studied acting to become a better playwright.

 

Specializing in the use of genre as a way to tell serious stories about haunted houses, vampires, superheroes, and (soon) mermaids. In 2019 David directed, Shakespeare Richard III and original work, Masoch and DeSade by Omen Caine.

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Terri Weiss AKA: Terri Baker, was a broadway, off-broadway, television and movie actress who spent 7 years on the road as a cabaret singer.  Now a singing teacher in LA, she’s written & produced a musical called Monkey Mind.

A writer since she was knee-high to Mad Magazine. Her resume consists of TV (Roseanne, Blossom, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Whisperer) and produced plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Athena Project in Denver, Bloomington, and Indiana’s Playwrights Project among many venues.

Nancy is the producer of her own work. Some highlights include 11-part 90-minute web series The Calamities of Jane, which chronicles a woman of a certain age dealing with ageism and sexism in Hollywood, and the 40-minute lesbian dramedy Shelby’s Vacation with over a dozen film festivals and awards under its belt. Shopping her two new TV pilots  – The Cleaning Crew, where a small hazmat clean-up team tidies up messes big and small in L.A., and The View from Above, which investigates mysterious crop circles appearing in the Midwest.

Mona Deutsch Miller

A lover of classical music, warm weather, and swimming. The former Head of the Writers Unit of Fierce Backbone, and mentioned Fierce Backbone when she was on Jeopardy!

Mona writes plays, short stories and screenplays in multiple genres, including comedy, black comedy, sci fi, historical, avant-garde and drama. Ten of her plays, mostly short, have been produced in Los Angeles.

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