Writers

Students:

Joe Hospodor is a senior Theater Arts student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Raised in San Jose on a strict diet of Monty Python and Mel Brooks, his major influences include John Cleese, Leslie Nielsen, Trey Parker, and David Cross. His three vices are video games, hockey, and punk rock. He is afraid of heights, bears, and taking himself seriously.

Sean (occasionally Casey) McDonough is currently a senior at the University of Baltimore. He is a corporate communications major who wears his heart on his sleeve and his food on his shirt. He enjoys reading, writing, sushi, and hopes to one day win an Academy Award (any category, he just wants the attention).

Kerrin Smith is a Maryland native and creative writing major; she hopes that one day she will editing her own literary magazine.  She spends most of her time reminding herself to be brave and doing crafts that are probably too young for her.  She’s exceedingly terrible at writing bios, but swears she’s better at writing other things.

Courtney Smith is a 22 year old Baltimore City native, and a first year graduate student studying Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore. She works three jobs, and is an active presence on her campus. Her spare time is spent reading, writing, dancing, spending time with friends, and just having fun.

Victoria Williams is a Criminal Justice major at the University of Baltimore. She has acted in several Spotlight UB plays, enjoys writing, and any other creative endeavors and outlets she can get her hands on. She’s lived in Baltimore her whole life and this will be her first trip abroad. She looks forward to this journey.

Rachel Wooley moved to Baltimore from Saginaw, Michigan in August of 2010 and has completed two years of UB’s MFA program in creative writing and publishing. She is 26 years old and writes poetry, fiction, and the occasional essay. She also paints, makes jewelry and books, and enjoys pretty much any creative endeavor.

Faculty:

Terri Ciofalo  (Program and Site Director) is a professional theatre artist and experienced Production Manager teaching graduate and undergraduate theatre at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign.  She earned her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and has toured theatrically both in the United States and overseas.

Kimberley Lynne (Resident Playwright and Program Director – Playwriting)   A published author and playwright, Kimberley has had over 30 works staged andpresented in professional, community, and university theatres.  A staff and faculty of member of the University of Baltimore, she has worked in theater as an actor, director, scenic designer and producer.  Her professional affiliations include Actors’ Equity and the Dramatist Guild.

Joan Weber is Education Director of Creativity & Associates where she is developing theater education programs for CENTERSTAGE and University of Baltimore Truancy Court Program. She is an adjunct faculty member with Towson University’s Arts Integration Institute. She received a Best Actress award from Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Her documentary, “The Making of the Green Goblin’s Last Stand” won an audience choice award for Best Documentary at the NoDance Festival.

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