Ken Mochizuki, Script Writer, Seattle:  Ken is the author of three children's picture books, Baseball Saved Us, Heroes, and Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story.  Baseball Saved Us was the winner of the Parent's Choice Award, the Washington State Governor's Writers Award, and was named "Best Multicultural Title of 1993" by Publishers Weekly.  Ken is a Seattle native.  He received his degree in Communications from the University of Washington and spent several years as a journalist.  Ken travels around the country giving presentations to schools and educational groups.

Michael McClinton, Producer, Seattle:   Received his degrees in Theatre and Mass Communications from the University of Denver.  His skills have been instrumental in the creation of Living Voices and its unique programs.  Michael is an Emmy ® winning promotions producer at KCTS 9 (PBS) in Seattle.  Other television work includes KUSA in Denver, WNET in New York, and KOMO, KCTS, KCPQ and FSN in Seattle as well as the Denver Center Media Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  Michael started performing in touring educational theatre in Denver, CO with Seven Ages Productions.  Michael has produced all of Living Voices' programs as well as creating our posters and performs Journey from the Dust.

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Suzu McConnell Wood,  New York: Suzu McConnell-Wood is thrilled to be performing in “Within the Silence” with Living Voices.  Suzu, a theater professional and arts educator with a B.A in Drama and Arts Education from Leeds University, is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Theatre with CUNY/SPS and the renowned Creative Arts Team.

  As a director she led Vital Children’s Theatre for three seasons and directed the Off Broadway shows “The Bully” and “Pinkalicious – the Musical.”  Suzu has been a Teaching Artist since 2001, teaching and creating curriculum for grades Pre k-8 on subjects including  Math through Art and Drama and Conflict Resolution.  As a performer she has devised and performed in Drama in Education (D.I.E)

programs in schools throughout UK.   In the US, Suzu is the Curriculum Supervisor for Kids Creative, overseeing the peace and creative arts After School Program in NY Pubic Schools.

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Gabrielle Miller, Philadelphia:   Gabrielle Miller is a longtime actor with Living Voices and has performed across the country from Los Angeles, to New York City and almost everywhere in between.  She has been seen on stage in Amsterdam and London, has won several awards for her performances.  As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, she has several film and television credits including Beverly Hills 90210, Atomic Blue and The Fan.  She is currently a Professor of Film Studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Rachael McClinton, Artistic Director, Seattle:   Rachael McClinton is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Living Voices. She received her theatre training at SUNY Purchase in New York and at Bennington College in Vermont. For two years she toured with children's theatre programs, including World of Wonder for the Denver Natural History Museum. While in Colorado, Rachael received outstanding notices for her work in the role of Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank which was presented in conjunction with the Anne Frank national touring exhibit. As artistic director and performer, Rachael regularly presents Through the Eyes of a Friend, schedule every booking, and trains and manages the entire company of performers.

Elizabeth Rainer, New York: Elizabeth is a longtime Living Voices company member. She currently performs Through the Eyes of a Friend, The New American, The Island of Hope, and Hear My Voice. From an early age, Elizabeth has had an irrepressible passion for performing. She received her MFA in Acting at Southern Methodist University; is a union member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA; and has numerous theater credits. In addition, Elizabeth is the east coast director for Living Voices.