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Neal Dandade

Neal Dandade is a racially ambiguous actor, writer, and improviser based in Los Angeles. Television credits include Sirens (USA), Kevin from Work (ABC Family), and Shrink (Seeso) in addition to regional and national commercials. Neal was featured as a writer/performer in the 2016 CBS Diversity Showcase and holds an MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage from Northwestern University, where he was

Farhan Arshad

Farhan Arshad is a comedy writer who currently writes for CBS’ Man with a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc. He also has written for Dr. Ken and Kirby Buckets, and is a graduate from the prestigious Disney Storyteller’s program where he sold an original pilot to the Disney Channel. Farhan graduated from Northwestern University with a MFA in Screenwriting. At Northwestern, he

Jen Spyra

Jen Spyra has worked in nearly every kind of comedy there is: penning stories for The Onion, writing sketches and one-liners as a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, contributing pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney’s, and taking the stage for improv at UCB Theatre in Manhattan. Her book, Big Time,

Kendall Sherwood

Kendall Sherwood is an LA-based playwright and TV writer who is currently developing projects with Warner Bros, Oprah Winfrey Network, Westbrook Studios, and Hoodlum Entertainment. Her past credits include Co-Executive Producer on CBS’S HAWAII FIVE-0, and Supervising Producer on CBS’s THE CODE and TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES. Kendall is also an accomplished playwright. Produced plays include Devil May Care, The Record Breakers,

Ethan Kass

Ethan Kass is a Los Angeles-based playwright and television writer. After spending much of his twenties working on Wall Street in the hedge fund business, Ethan made a drastic career change and began writing. He was a 2013 Pony nominee at the Lark Play Development Center and his play, Square Peg Round Hole, was a

Kirsten Fitzgerald

Kirsten Fitzgerald is a Chicago based Actor and the Artistic Director at A Red Orchid Theatre.  In recent years she has originated roles in the world premieres of Traitor and Pilgrim’s Progress by Brett Neveu and Grey House by levi Holloway (AROT), Lettie by Boo Kilebrew and Appropriate by Brandon Jacob Jenkins (Victory Gardens Theatre) as well as Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlow and Bruce Norris’ The Qualms (Steppenwolf

Carrie Barrett

Carrie Barrett’s plays have been developed at The National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Humanitas LA, Kitchen Dog Theatre (Dallas) and produced in Los Angeles, Chicago, Omaha and Cape Cod. Luxury, the three-part series she wrote with her writing partner, was produced by Abso Lutley Productions for

Chico Mattoso

Chico Mattoso is the author of two novels, Far from Ramiro (2007) and Never goes away (2011). In 2012 he was selected as one of the “Best Young Brazilian Writers” by the British magazine Granta. In 2018, he co-created the TV series First Time Parents (Globo TV), and in 2019, he was the head writer and co-creator

Melanie Marnich

Melanie Marnich is an award-winning television writer-producer and playwright. She has written for Big Love on HBO; Showtime’s The Big C and The Affair (as co-executive producer); and for AMC’s Low Winter Sun. She also served as co-executive producer on The OA for Netflix. Her episode, “Come, Ye Saints” for Big Love earned her a Writers’ Guild award nomination for Best Drama Episode. It was also named Best