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Elwhy Jones
Elwhy Jones is the great, great, grandson of John Wesley Caudill, born in 1847 at Floyd Kentucky, and known as “a Pioneer of the Appalachian Highlands” (geographically known as the Cumberland Plateau Region). He worked several years with the Center for Lesbian And Gay Studies organizing an annual conference called Queer CUNY. It was through such experience Elwhy learned the importance of honoring those who came before him and the work they did. Prior work by Elwhy includes "Tom and The Fanatics," a jukebox musical which was workshopped in Buckinghamshire UK. His upcoming film manuscript “Proliferations,” is a refreshing comedy where modern technology and family intersect.
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Philip Reissman
Philip Reissman has had two New York City productions of his full-length stage play, "Shakespeare’s Revenge" (the Vital Theatre and the Riant Theatre) and several one-acts performed at the Riant Theatre’s Strawberry Festival, Emerging Artists Theatre New Works Series, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Tuesday Group. His film short, "Patient Zero," screened at Cannes, Newport Beach and HollyShorts Film Festivals, among others (2011). His film short "Dosed" was screened at various festivals in 2018, while his film short "The PickUp" is currently hitting the festival circuit. Philip was awarded a screenwriting fellowship by the human rights nonprofit organization, Moving Picture Institute (2020).
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Kristen Penner
Kristen Penner is a director and writer. Select Directing Credits include “Pio” (Winterfest 2020), “Wolf Tale” (The Pit Loft, 2019), “Patti Did Us In” (NYNW Finalist2018), “Romeo and Juliet” (Fools and Kings Project, 2014) “Julius Caesar” (Fools and Kings Project, 2015), “Easier Said Than Done” (PCTF, 2016), “Hit and Match” (PCTF 2013), “U.S. Drag” (TLT Productions, 2008). Writing Credits: “Starcrossed” (Zoom Concert Series, 2020, Joe's Pub, 2018), “Wolf Tale” (NYNW Finalist 2017), “Pageant Princess” (NYNW Semi-Finalist 2016, WVMTF Best Musical 2014, Planet Connections Best Score 2012), “Pieces” (Planet Connections, 2014). Thanks to our cast for the heart; Elwhy, Phil and Carolyn for the trust; and Lorelei for everything.
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Carolyn M. Brown
Carolyn M. Brown is an award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and producer. She was among the youngest artists to have a staged reading at the Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture in New York with her play "Accessories" (1994). She co-wrote and produced the full act plays: "The Engagement," a marriage equality dramedy (The Borrow Group 2006; Wings Theater 2006/2007); and, "Flowers: A Thorny Romance Story," a drama tackling spousal abuse (The Producers Club 2009; Center Stage 2010; The Workshop Theater/International Midtown Theater Festival 2011; PCCC Founders Theater 2019). She wrote and directed "Baby Mama Drama" (One Page Play Festival, Where Eagles Dare Theater 2009).
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Lauren Lee
Lauren Lee is a forward-thinking vocalist, pianist, and composer based in New York City. A native of the St. Louis, Missouri Metropolitan area, her foray into creative music began as a teenager in the St. Louis Symphony Chorus. Her work inhabits this place of “between.” In Lee’s case, “between” is nestled between where jazz has been and where jazz is going. She's been praised for her virtuosic improvisational abilities on both piano and voice, as well as her harmonic prowess as a composer. Her third album, a solo record called "The Queen of Cups", was released in 2021 on ears and eyes records.
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Joshua Santora
Josh Santora has expansive career experience with projects both in front of the camera and behind the lens. He is a professional Actor, Videographer, and Dancer—his moves can been seen in various music videos. All of his experiences in these multiple professions have shaped the way he understands video and performance. As someone with very little schooling, he decided to completely immerse himself in the editing process with an open mind and a keen eye.

Music Credits

Ain’t We Got Fun; Written by Ray Eagan / Gus Kahn / Richard A. Whiting, 1921

The Man I Love; Written by George and Ira Gershwin, 1924

It Had to be You; Written by Isham Jones / Gus Kahn, 1924

‘Ain't Nobody’s Business; Written by Porter Grainger / Everett Robbins, 1922

Are You Playing Fair? Written by Henry R. Cohen / Frank D. Siegrist, 1922

You Made Me Love You; Written by James V. Monaco/ Joseph McCarthy, 1913

When the Leaves Come Tumbling Down; Written by Richard Howard, 1922

Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life; Written by Victor Hubert / Rida Johnson Young, 1910

I’m Always Chasing Rainbows; Written by Harry Carroll / Joseph McCarthy, 1917


All Songs Performed by Anna DeBlasio and Music Arranged by Lauren Lee