Lanna Joffrey (playwright and Woman 2) a writer/performer has been published in two McGraw Hill textbooks (Communication Matters & It Doesn't Take a Genius) and in the introduction of the book of interviews, Valiant Women in War and Exile interviewed by Sally Hayton-Keeva. Lanna adapted this book into a play, where she co-produced and performed in Valiant at the New York International Fringe Festival. Among the 200 shows and hundreds of actors featured in the festival, Lanna received one of five awards for her performance. Most recently, this cast of three was nominated for a NY Innovative Theatre award for Outstanding Ensemble in Valiant. Other performance credits: Metamorphoses (dir. Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Capital Rep), The Snow Queen (dir. Daniella Topol, Urban Stages), Mac Wellman's Cellophane, (dir. Jim Simpson, Flea Theater), Like I Say written & directed by Len Jenkin, The Lake by Gary Winter (dir. Hayley Finn, The Flea Theater), Waxing West by Saviana Stanescu (dir. Jonathan Silverstein), Dancing at Lughnasa (dir. Wendy Dann) and the world premieres of Israel Horovitz's new plays, Security and A Mother's Love (dir. Pam Seiderman). Other writing credits: Lanna collaborated with Karen Finley on Lanna's solo performance piece, Calm. She also consulted on the translation of English to Farsi in the play and film, Security by Israel Horovitz. She is an avid supporter of Eve Ensler's V-Day and has used her play, Valiant to benefit the movement to "end global violence against women and girls". She recently associate produced the V-Day "Until the Violence Stops" festival reading of Necessary Targets by Eve Ensler, directed by Michael Wilson with Jane Fonda, Kathy Bates, Marian Seldes, Marcia Gay-Harden, Shiva Rose, Emma Myles and herself. Film: Security, Burp, Breathtaking, Someday Soon, The New Americans & Temptations.

Tamilla Woodard (Director) is a Writer, Director and Performer. Most recently she adapted and directed Here.This.Now which enjoyed a sold out workshop at Symphony Space in January and premiered at the 10th New York International Fringe Festival in August. Also this year, she directed The Book of the Who for MCC's Fresh Play Festival and An Evening Honoring Toni Morrison at Lincoln Center Jazz featuring readings and tributes by Sonia Sanchez, Phylicia Rashad, Bill T. Jones and Sweet Honey in the Rock among others. Other Directing Credits include the Premier of Stanton Woods Mr. Hoover's Tea Party with Off World Theatre and the national tour of We Got Issues!, a spoken word performance piece derived from the Rants of almost 1,000 women on power and politics and compiled from the writing of Stacy Ann Chin, Rha Goddess, Lenelle Moise and other. It will tour the US through 2007. As an actor, Tamilla has performed internationally, at many regional theatres across the country, off Broadway, on TV, Radio and Film. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama from which she holds an MFA in Acting.

Tami Dixon (Woman 3) Off-Broadway: "unbecoming" at 45th Street Theatre, "The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant" at the Henry Miller Theatre, "When We Dead Awaken" and "The Master Builder" for The Century Center for the Performing Arts. Other NYC credits: "24 Hour Plays" at the Atlantic Theatre, "Down The Drain" at the Ohio Theatre, "Chicks With Dicks, Bad Girls On Bikes Doing Bad Things" at the Kraine, "Unreal City" at the Chelsea Playhouse, "Linked" with Hypothetical Theatre Company, "Winter" (American première) hERE, among others. Regionally: Originated the role of Pace in "The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek" at ATL's Humana Festival, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" at the George Street Playhouse. Tami holds a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University where she graduated with honors.

Sharahn LaRue (Woman 1) Sharahn is a 2006 IT Award Nominee for Ensemble for her performance in Valiant at the Unofficial New York Yale Cabaret. Recently, she was seen in a reading of Valiant presented at TheWilliamstown Theatre Festival. She adapted Here.This.Now with Tamilla Woodard for a sold out performance at Symphony Space and the 10th New York International Fringe Festival. Other credits: Valiant, FringeNYC 2004 "Best of Fringe Award" and New York Magazine's "Pick of the Week"; Question Love dir:Hayley Finn-FringeNYC 2004; American Myth Project (Primary Stages) directed by Andrew Lensye; Women on Love (The Culture Project & Six Figures Theatre Co.), Linked (Hypothetical Theatre Company), Four written by Christopher Shinn; Beethoven N Pierrot (Denver Center Theatre), War Story (Mill Mountain Theatre), Unreal City (Epiphany Theater Company). Readings & Workshops include: NGO Commission of the Status of Women, Brooklyn Rail, Lark Theatre Company, New Georges, Urban Stages, New Jersey Rep. Co., and Emerging Artists Theatre, and THAW.

Phyllis Johnson (Woman 1)  has just finished working on a pilot for Fox Television Studios called "The Wedding Album" and a feature for 20th Century Fox "Devil Wears Prada". January and February 2006 found her Executive/Associate Producing her first feature film after finishing a winter-long stint on Broadway as an Understudy in Richard Greenberg's A Naked Girl On the Appian Way(directed by Doug Hughes). Ms. Johnson has also performed Off-Broadway in Yokastas (LaMama; dir. Richard Schechner) and Hecuba starring Kristin Linklater(Cultural Arts Center/45 Below). Other NYC credits include: NYSF, EST, NY Stage & Film. Regional includes Yale Rep., Yale Summer Cabaret, Long Wharf and Williamstown. TV/Film includes "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "As The World Turns", Jellysmoke (1st Prize: '05 LA Film Festival; Independent Spirit Award Nominee) and La Magique Noire ('05 Film Festival Circuit). A recent graduate of Yale School of Drama; she was a recipient of the Fox Family Foundation Grant and The Oliver Thorndike Prize.

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