Andrea Alton is a New York based actor, writer, comic, improvisor and she also grows really good hair. In 2015, she won The Doric Wilson Independent Playwright award at The New York Innovative Theatre Awards. As a playwright, her work has been featured across the country and internationally with notable performances in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Florida, and Dublin. She’s created four solo-shows The F*cking World According to Molly & Possum Creek which premiered at FringeNYC. Last year her play “Molly’s World” played NY Sketchfest and the Frigid Festival. Andre is also a publicist for off and off-off Broadway theatre. www.andreaalton.world - www.altonprandproduction.com
Marissa Quenqua is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured by Freerange Nonfiction, SMITH Magazine: Home of the Six-Word Memoir project, and Dirty Boys NYC. She's written several romance novels under a pseudonym for publisher Enamored Ink, and has three essays forthcoming from publisher ABC-CLIO in early 2020. She is also a writing mentor for young girls through the non-profit organization Girls Write Now. You can read more of her work at marissaquenqua.com.
Ed Valentine is a 4-time Daytime Emmy winner for “Outstanding Writing in a Pre-School Children’s Series” for Sesame Street. He has been a staff writer on Sesame Street, Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents (2010 Daytime Emmy nomination, “Outstanding Writing in Animation”), Disney Jr.’s DocMcStuffins and Goldie and Bear. Ed also has written episodes of Ultimate Spiderman, Avengers Assemble, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Astroblast, among many other shows. As a playwright, his plays have been performed in New York and across the United States. Ed is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and was a Dramatists Guild Fellow. Ed teaches an Animation Writing Masterclass at NYU’s Tisch School Department of Dramatic Writing and has been a Thesis professor / advisor in the online MFA program in Visual Narrative at the School of Visual Arts. Visit his website at www.edvalentine.com.