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Terri starred and understudied stars on and off Broadway.  Appeared on film with Jack Benny, Toni Randall and Jane Fonda.  After 7 years “on the road” as a chanteuse, she came home to became a singing teacher/coach.  The musical she wrote, Monkey Mind, was produced at the 2019 Fringe in L.A.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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David Dats

David Datz is a writer and actor in Los Angeles. He has written four novels and three stage plays. His plays are Hackers and Lovers (drama), Basement Follies (comedy), and Disrupting the Box (drama). He has self-published a sci-fi novel, Scalies, available at Amazon and other sites by searching for "David Datz". An excerpt from Scalies has appeared at Commuterlit.com as “Boris and Marjorie.” He is a member of  Dramatists Guild, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, IWOSC, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors Equity Association.

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Dan Perry

Dan is an LA-based writer who works across multiple content platforms. His long list of TV credits includes shows for Netflix, CNN, Disney+, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery, MTV, and AMC (The Emmy-nominated series INTERVENTION: THE HEROIN TRIANGLE). Dan’s plays include PEOPLE YOU KNOW, a finalist for the 2018 TRU New Plays Series in New York City, SAFE HOUSE, BEHIND THE SIX, and IF IT GOES THERE, a Pick of Fringe and Encore Producers’ Award winner in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Dan was awarded a special citation from the City of Los Angeles for “... further adding to the diversity, creativity, and artistic value of the Hollywood neighborhood and City of Los Angeles.” He is a proud member of Writers Guild of America West, The Dramatist Guild, and The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.

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Ann Ryerson

Ann’s professional career began in improvisational theatre, first in Minneapolis at Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop, then two and a half years at the Second City, Chicago. She has performed extensively in television, movies, and on stage.

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Carol M. Becker

Carol is a director and actor. Partial list of regional directing credits: Boy Crazy Psycho Slut (appearing at the 2021 HFF), The Christmas Spirit, I Love You Because, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Violet.  Assistant directing credits: Mrs. Warren’s Profession (A Noise Within), Beauty and the Beast (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Procreation, A Man’s a Man, and The Chicago Conspiracy Trial (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble).  She’s a 2016-2017 recipient of a StageSceneLA Outstanding Direction Award.  She is a proud member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society (SDC) and was a participant in the 2016 Directors Lab West.  Since joining Fierce Backbone, she has completed her first play, Dismissed, which will premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2022.

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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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Liridona Leti

Liridona Leti has been acting since she was in middle school, unfortunately she took a 5 year hiatus and now she's back!

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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.

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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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