Saturday 12:00-12:30pm, DOWNSTAIRS THEATRE

Panelists : Dewey Moss, Marcus Yi, Brock Hill, Elena McKernan and Jacqueline Pereda 

Moderator : Shubhra Prakash

How do I make my show a reality?  Panel of writers, directors and other artists who have taken their own work to festivals. Our experienced panelists will discuss the challenges and benefits of producing one’s own work. Panel also includes leaders of festivals on curating for new and old festivals.

Dewey Moss :

Dewey Moss has a professional performance background that spans over 20 years and includes opera, Broadway shows, national tours, concert appearances and television and film work.  In addition, Dewey has directed numerous stage productions in New York and the surrounding areas. In 2007 he made his screenwriting and film directorial debut with his award-winning independent feature film, A Normal Life.  Dewey is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in vocal performance at CUNY-Hunter College and was awarded the prestigious Alda Scholarship (made possible by Alan and Arlene Alda). In addition to his studies, Dewey serves as choir director and organist at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, teaches voice and acting through his private studio in New York City, and continues to perform professionally in various venues. 

Marcus Yi : 

Marcus Yi is an award winning writer/director and performer based in New York. He has created work in Singapore, Atlanta and New York and is the artistic director of Living Room Theater. He has worked on over 100 productions and his recently created work include Micro Shrimp The Musical (Winner of 11th Annual NJ Playwrights Contest), 29x/y (WIld Project, Paradise Factory), Pretty Little Mouth (Roy Arias), The Procedure (Gene Frankel Theater), The Ephemeral Lightness of Dreams: the dream plays (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Thicker Than Water: the blood plays and Baby Baby!. His work has been produced by the National Asian Artists Project, Yangtze Rep, Asian American Film Lab, The Secret Theatre, New Jersey Playwrights Contest, Ingenue Theater, Modern Griot Theatre, Ticket2eternity Productions, Queens Players, Rising Solo, POPLAB, URNetworkAlliance, NYC Actors and Playwrights Collective, All Out Arts, Short Play Lab, Angry Head Productions and Living Room Theater. His work has been seen at the Midtown International Theater Festival, Planet Connections Theater Festivity, Fresh Fruit Festival and the Midwinter Madness Theater Festival. Marcus was also named one of Indie Theater Now's 2014 People of the Year and is an Indie Theater Now Playwright.

Brock Hill : 

Brock H. Hill is a New York based director.  He is the Producing Artistic Director of the Planet Connections Festivity and Artistic Director of the Altruistic Theatre Company.  He is known for ensemble based, organic work.  Selected projects include: Helvetica (Rising Sun, current); Mistakes Madeline Made, Humans Anonymous (Tongue in Cheek Prod); Books on Tape (TIC, FringeNYC); Civilization! (Planet Connections Festivity); Choose Your Grown Adventure, Wardrobe of the Living Dead (Altruistic Theatre); Invoice (Leela Theatre Festival); In Transit (Articulate Theatre).


Elena McKernan :

Elana McKernan is a freelance director, producer and writer. She specializes in the immersive and site-specific theatre. Favorite projects include Three Sisters, performed throughout a five-story historic building in Brooklyn; Untameable, an immersive diamond heist performed throughout a parish hall; and The Lysistrata Project, performed throughout a victorian-style home in Berkeley, CA. 

Jacqueline Pereda : 

Actor, writer and comedian. 

  • NYC-based Actor, Comedian, and Writer
  • Trained at The William Esper Studio, UCB and NJ School of Dramatic Arts
  • Enjoys writing about herself in the third person**
  • Her parents still cannot pronounce "Twitter"**

         **Denotes true facts

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