Rachel Atkins, (Script Writer) Seattle:   Rachel Atkins is a Seattle-based playwright and teaching artist. Her plays have been seen locally at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, The Empty Space, Annex Theatre, Brownbox Theatre, Seattle Public Theatre, Live Girls!, Infinity Box Theatre Project, Forward Flux Productions, Fantastic Z, Washington Hall, & 14/48: The World's Quickest Theatre Festival, and regionally at Harvard Radcliffe/American Repertory Theater (MA), One Theatre World/Cleveland PlayhouseSquare (OH), Independent Actors Theatre (MO), North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NY), Explora Theater (NM), Moonlit Wings Productions, (VA), and Virginia Theatre (IL). A member of the ArtsWA Teaching Artist and the Creative Advantage Arts Partner rosters, she works as a master teaching artist for Seattle Children’s Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Arts Impact, and ACT’s Young Playwrights Program. Previously, she was the Scriptwriter/Dramaturge and Director of Education for Ardeo Theatre Project in St. Julien l'Ars, France. She graduated from Dartmouth College and holds her Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University. A member of the Sandbox Artists Collective, Rachel was honored to be a 2010 Theatre Puget Sound Gregory Award nominee for Outstanding Playwright. Her play BLACK LIKE US received the Gregory Award for Best New Play in 2014, two Seattle Times Footlight Awards, including Top World Premiere, and was a 2014 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award nominee

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Dan Dennis, Music Composer, Ohio:  Dan began with Living Voices as one of the original Dust Bowl boys portraying Mark Dobson in Journey from the Dust.  After touring throughout the US for several years, he moved into production work for Living Voices, composing and recording music for La Causa, Native Vision, Island of Hope, and most recently Hear My Voice.  In Seattle, Dan has performed as actor, singer,and musician with Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Opera, Intiman Theatre, and others.  He has written many musical scores for Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Theater Simple, Capitol Hill Arts Center, and Open Circle Theater.  He helped create and has performed STARBALL (a dreamy musical astronomy show) at some of the world's best known planetaria including New York's Hayden Planetarium, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, and at La Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias in Valencia, Spain.  He is a member of Actor's Equity Association and is currently teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University where he will receive his MFA in Theatre Pedagogy.

Ana Maria Campoy, Seattle:  Ana Maria Campoy is a graduate of Theatre Arts and English from California State University of Fullerton. She moved to Seattle in fall 2010 to participate in Seattle Repertory Theatre's Professional Arts Training Program as the Education Intern. She now works as a teaching artist for Seattle Public Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Book-It Repertory Theatre. As an actor, some of her favorite Seattle roles include Abbey in Duane Kelly’s Rousseau and Hobbes at ACT’s Central Heating Lab, Sophie in Pork Filled Production’s The Clockwork Professor, Susanna in Live Girls! Theatre’s Blood/Water/Paint, and Nemesis, in the funny, dark solo play, The Gifts of War in a theatre and dance collaboration at Velocity’s Founder’s Theatre. Other Seattle theatre companies she has also worked with include: Book-It Repertory Theatre, Arouet, Ghost Light Theatricals, eSe teatro, and quiet productions.

Dior Davenport, Seattle: Dior is excited to begin her ninth year performing with Living Voices. Dior graduated from Washington State University where she performed in productions such as A Raisin in the Sun and Death and the King’s Horseman. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she attended the American Musical Dramatic Academy and Playhouse West Acting School.  There she went through intensive training in, Dance, Movement, and the Meisner acting technique. Other recent stage credits include Blanket of fear, Oresteia Ubuntu, and Black Like Us written by Living Voices writer Rachel Atkins.  Dior is honored to be playing the part of Ruby Hollis in The Right to Dream and is looking forward to another rewarding year with Living Voices.

Elizabeth Falzone, Managing Director, Chicago, IL: Elizabeth has been working behind the scenes of Living Voices since 2001.  She is a skilled administrator playing multiple roles for Living Voices; full-charge bookkeeper, business manager, human resources manager, and tour coordinator.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Multidisciplinary Studies emphasizing early adolescent education, mathematics, and science.  She completed many graduate level courses in social justice and spirituality at Seattle University and is currently a student of horticulture at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.

Alex Bodine, Charlotte, NJ:  Alex is a graduate of the acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  He has worked as an actor in New York, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.  Alex is also a stage combat choreographer and educator, having taught Stage Combat at UNCSA and schools across upstate New York.  Alex currently teaches the Stage Combat program at UNCSA full time.

Sophie Franco, Seattle:  Sophie studied theatre at Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts.  She has worked as an actor or director at Seattle Shakespeare Company, National Latino Theatre Festival and the Cornish New Works project.

Obadiah Freeman, Seattle:   Obadiah has been an “Actorvist” since the age of 8. Performing on stage and film- Obadiah sang, danced, and acted his way to Living Voices. One of the original Black Lives Matter Seattle chapter protesters, Obadiah continues to use performing arts to entertain the idea of a more just reality for the marginalized people of the world.

Keiko Green, Seattle:   is a Seattle-based actor and playwright, most recently seen in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s The Comparables (Iris) and Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Othello (Bianca).  Other roles include Island Stage Left’s Twelfth Night (Viola), Annex Theatre’s Chaos Theory (Frannie), and WET’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Iraqi Woman).  In the following year she will be working on: Water by the Spoonful with Theatre22, and Amadeus with Seattle Public Theatre. Her original musical Bunnies, was produced by Annex Theatre earlier this year.  TV/Film Credits: Grimm, C.O.G.  Keiko received her BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School.