The son of a military veteran, Daniel Guyton is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Atlanta, GA. His stage plays have been produced nearly 600 times around the world, and he has been published in over 45 anthologies and solo publications, including several of the Best American Short Plays collections. His play Three Ladies of Orpington recently won 7 awards from the Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards. He is a theatre professor at Georgia State University and Georgia Military College and is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America East. For more information, please visit: www.danguyton.com.
Phillip Korth is a playwright, actor, craftsman, and educator. His play ‘War Wound’ was a finalist for the 2020 Arts in the Armed Forces Bridge Award and was previously a finalist for the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University, where he received BAs in Theatre Performance and Creative Writing, and the University of Connecticut, where he earned his MFA in Acting. Phillip is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served two tours of duty in Iraq. He currently lives in southern California and teaches at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad.
Francisco Martínezcuello was born in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana and raised on Long Island, New York. His passion for storytelling began at a young age and continued throughout his military career. He served honorably for 20 years in the US Marine Corps, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2018, he has been an active member of the Veterans Playwriting Workshop at La Jolla Playhouse. Francisco has also been a writer, performer, and mentor since 2015 with So Say We All, a literary and performing arts non-profit. He is a recipient of an Into the Fire Writing Retreat Scholarship and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, and an Arts in the Armed Forces Bridge Award Finalist. Francisco is also a 2023 recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Broyles Award for his play Salsa Night. He was selected to attend the Writer’s Guild Foundation Veteran’s Writer’s retreat and the Veteran’s Summer Writing Intensive at Marlboro College sponsored by Words After War. Francisco has been published in The Line Literary Review, Wrath-Bearing Tree, The War Horse, Collateral Journal, among others. He is a graduate of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism and currently working as a News Reporting Fellow at KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.
The daughter of a Marine veteran, Lindsay Partain (she/her) is an internationally published and produced Oregon playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild. She holds her BA in Theatre from Pacific University and is a resident artist of Theatre Viscera. She was selected to be part of the Ashland New Play Festival’s 2022 New Voices Cohort, her 10-minute play, “Cookie Cutter Christmas” was selected as a top-10 semi-finalist for VetRep Theatre’s 2022 Play Writing Competition, her 10-minute play, “Last Dance with MJ” was selected for the 2022 Lanford Wilson New Plays Festival, and her new full-length play, “The Light Keepers” was part of Theatre33’s 2022 Summer Reading Pop-Up Series. Recent publications include: “Sci-Fi and Horror Play Pack” and “The Way You Made Me” (Next Stage Press). Her body of work can be found on New Play Exchange.
Jason Pizzarello is a Connecticut-based playwright and author. He is the co-founder of Stage Partners, a licensing house for new plays (yourstagepartners.com).
He is currently developing his play Brat with Veterans Repertory Theater, winner of their 2021/22 Full-length Playwriting Competition. He’s also developing Lost Near Daytona, Found (Semi-finalist, Arts in the Armed Forces Bridge Award) with The Tank /dir. Meghan Finn. Other plays/recent productions include: Off the Trail with Squeak and Squawk, an immersive outdoor theater adventure (grant recipient, Frances R. Dewing Foundation) at CT’s Stamford Museum & Nature Center; Bethel Park Falls (Everyday Inferno Theatre Company/NYC Central Park, published with Playscripts); After People Like You (Blue Riders at Classic Stage; Finalist, AITAF Bridge Award); All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Being a Zombie (Irondale Ensemble in Brooklyn; published w/ Playscripts), When I Had Three Sisters (Soho Rep Writer/ Director Lab), Once There Was a Boy (Fordham Alumni Theatre Company; semi-finalist, Princess Grace Award, O’Neill Playwrights Conference); InsideOut (HERE Arts Center; Innovative Theatre Award nomination); and Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time (14th St. Y Theater; published with Playscripts). Five of his short plays were selected by the Actors Theatre of Louisville as Heideman Award finalists. Over thirty of his plays for young actors are published and have been performed over 3,000 times in all 50 states and in over 25 countries, including a Norwegian and Bengali translation. His work has been featured in Actor’s Choice: Scenes for Teens, Actor’s Choice: Monologues for Women, and Random Acts of Comedy (Playscripts).
He is a graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center – BA in Theatre/ Playwriting (w/Matthew Maguire) and has been a part of the Veterans Writing Workshop, Soho Rep’s Writer/ Director Lab, The Flea Theater’s Pataphysics (w/ Mac Wellman), and The New Group’s Playwriting Workshop (w/ Julian Sheppard). He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
When he’s not writing, he proudly serves as a logistics officer with the New York Army National Guard. He’s also equally proud to serve as the silly father of two young daughters.