Janni Younge is a director and producer of multimedia, theatrical and visual performance works, with an emphasis on puppetry arts. Janni’s work has been performed widely internationally in North and South America, Africa, Europe, India and the East. Recognition awards include the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre, several Fleur du Cap awards for puppet design and the Nagroda award for direction.
Kirsten Brandt is an award-winning playwright, director and producer. She served for six seasons as Artistic Director of Sledgehammer Theatre where she directed over a dozen plays and wrote Berzerkergang, The Frankenstein Project, and NU. She was the Associate Artistic Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, where she directed Dr. Faustus, Next Fall, The Big Meal, Legacy of Light and Groundswell, among others. As a director, Ms.
Fidelis Morgan – this uniquely creative, stylish, multi-gifted woman – Plays International
Actress, writer and director, Fidelis Morgan’s TV appearances include Jeeves and Wooster and As Time Goes By; her theatre work at Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, and particularly the Glasgow Citizens won her much acclaim and a Best Actress nomination in The Observer. She has appeared in platforms at the National Theatre and played in the West End.
Kent Nicholson received his MFA from the Department of Theatre and Dance in 1995. He returned to UC Davis in 2006 to direct Death of a Salesman, which won a Writers’ Choice Award for best theatrical production on a university campus from the Sacramento News & Review. New York directing credits include: 9 Circles (The Sheen Center), Long Story Short (Prospect Theater), Five Flights (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Wet (Summer Play Festival), and Marry Harry (NYMF, American Theater Group).
Mindy Cooper has directed, choreographed and performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway in Chicago - The Musical (original revival), Titanic (original cast), Dracula – The Musical, 50 Shades – The Musical Parody, Mars/Venus Live, The Eternal Space, Soul Doctor, Wrong Mountain, Five Course Love, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Song & Dance, and Tenderloin, as well as TV’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent.