WRITERS & DIRECTORS
DAVE CARLEY (Toronto, Ontario) – Dave is a leading Canadian Playwright and Radio Dramatist whose works have been produced across Canada and the United States, as well as many countries around the world. They include Writing With Our Feet (nominated for the Governor General’s Award), After You, and Conservatives in Love. A new drama about the death penalty, Twelve Hours, premiered in Columbus, Ohio to rave reviews in 2014. Dave worked for a number of years at CBC Radio Arts and Entertainment, where he was Editor, Series Editor and dramaturge for various national syndicated radio drama programs including, Morningside Drama, Sunday Showcase and Monday Night Playhouse. For Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre Dave wrote the scripts for Running to Detroit, Good Things Come and wrote the audio adaptation for The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. His website is http://davecarley.com/
BEVERLEY COOPER (Toronto,Ontario) – Beverley’s writing for theatre includes Thin Ice (co-written with Banuta Rubess – Dora/Chalmer’s Awards), Clue in the Fast Lane (co-written with Ann-Marie MacDonald), The Eyes of Heaven and The Woman in White (adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins). Her play Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott was a sold out hit at the Blyth Festival in both 2008 and 2009 and was a finalist for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award. Innocence Lost was on the Globe and Mail bestseller list, a first for a Canadian playwright. Innocent Lost had a highly acclaimed production at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, a co-production with the Centaur Theatre. Her play, The Lonely Diner: Al Capone in Euphemia Township, premiered at the 2012 at the Blyth Festival. In 2016, she had two new plays produced: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen (GCTC – nominated for a Prix Rideau Award) and If Truth Be Told (Blyth Festival). She has written extensively for CBC radio drama; both original dramas and adaptations. For Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre Beverley wrote the audio adaptation for Bewitched by Edith Wharton. Her website is: http://www.beverleycooper.com/
DIANE VANDEN HOVEN (London, Ontario) – Diane’s credits include: This Above All, winner of Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition and The Twisted Land, Honourable Mention, Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition. Her works have been featured across Canada, including the Women’s Work Festival in St. John’s, NFLD. For Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre Diane did the audio adaptations for Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and is currently writing the script for The Geminus Conspiracy – A Cliff Weller Mystery.
LAURA VAN VEEN (Chatham, Ontario) – Laura is an honours graduate of the St. Clair College Musical Theatre Performance Program, as well as experienced teacher in the fields of music and drama. Following her graduation Laura has worked both on and off stage as an instructor for The Great Big Theatre Company, as well as Yamaha Music’s- Children’s Music Academy, where she headed up the Vocal Department for four years. Laura then founded FREE BIRD STUDIOS where she continued to spread her love for the performing arts through group and private lessons to over 400 students. She has directed and produced numerous shows which have been featured in local theatres as well as toured through Ontario Fringe Festivals. She has been a featured soloist in many Professional venues throughout Ontario. Laura is now working with the Chatham Music Academy. For Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre Laura directed Alice In Wonderland and Snow White and is currently directing The Geminus Conspiracy. Her website is: http://www.chathammusicacademy.com/laura-vanveen
GEORGE ZARR (New York/ Chicago) – George is a multi-award winning Writer/Producer/Director/Composer based out of Chicago and New York. He was Co-Writer/Producer/Director of the National Public Radio/Dove Audio-distributed comedy series Visit New Grimston, Anyway and the international award-winning Little Chills horror series both in the collection of The Museum of Television and Radio in New York City. For Voices In The Wind Audio Theatre George wrote and directed Every Now And Then, School Spirit, The Bell, The Spirit of Christmas Day, Hurry! Hurry! It’s Almost Christmas! and directed A Christmas Carol and Good Things Come.
DAVID AULT – (Ripon North Yorkshire, United Kingdom) David has been selected to play the part of Cliff Weller in our upcoming Sci-Fi Supernatural Mystery series The Geminus Conspiracy – A Cliff Weller Mystery. Website: http://www.davidault.co.uk/
KEITH BURNETT – (Chatham, Ontario) Keith played the part of Gord and Dad in Running To Detroit, Bob Cratchit and Old Joe in A Christmas Carol, the Dormouse in Alice In Wonderland, the Dad in Good Things Come, King Kaspar in Snow White, John in The Spirit of Christmas Day and Hurry! Hurry! It’s Almost Christmas! and the Baker in The Bell.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION….MORE TO COME….