Amy da Luz
Winner of the Cary Playwrights Forum Chrysalis Project, COMING BACK FOR ME was also selected for the 2019 UNCG New Theatre Concepts Lab, and was developed over a 10 day residency. Amy's play THEMBA, was an official selection of the 2019 nuVoices 5 Festival at the Actors Theatre of Charlotte. The play was also awarded a Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County for a workshop production in October 2018. Her play BOXES AND BAGGAGE won the 2018 North Carolina New Play Project Award and was produced in Greensboro as part of the Fringe Festival, where Amy was the recipient of the Mark Gilbert Award. Her play SKELETONS, was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, the Women's Work Festival in NYC, and the Southwest Bridge Initiative. The play was selected and produced as part of the inaugural Broadway Bound Theatre Festival in NYC. Amy is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and the Playwrights Center. She is currently studying with playwright Michele Lowe.
In 2008 Amy founded and served as Artistic Director of the small North Carolina based Paper Lantern Theatre Company. Amy is an adjunct Theatre Professor at North Carolina A&T, Guilford College and UNCG where she teaches playwriting and acting. As a professional actor she is a proud member of AEA and SAG. She received her MFA in acting from UNCG.
Chloe Anderson (she/her) is a transplant from New England now living in Durham. This is her full-length play directorial debut! She has experience in arts administration, directing, and playwriting. Her Triangle credits include, Assistant Directing BE MORE CHILL (NRACT) and Acting/Directing for the National Women’s Theater Festival. Since 2019, Chloe has been involved with the NC10by10 Festival in many roles including; Stage Manager, Director, and Co-Producer. Her 10-minute plays have been produced in NC by Forest Moon Theater and Old Courthouse Theatre. She is on the board of The Cary Playwrights’ Forum, a Triangle Rising Stars judge, and was part of the National Women’s Theatre Festival’s first director’s lab! When she is not obsessing over theatre, you can find her reading at local coffee shops (Pre-Covid) or cuddling her Chiweenie, Fosse.
Chella (she / they) is a leo sun, pisces moon, who moved to the Triangle area just at the start of Covid. They studied theatre at UNC Asheville with a concentration in Management and has since worked as a stage manager for various productions around the Asheville and Durham/Raleigh areas. Her favorite shows to date are METAMORPHOSES and AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. They also have worn the actor hat, and some highlights include: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS and INTO THE WOODS. She hopes one day to run a farm/dog sanctuary/theatre company with their best friend Grace somewhere they can see the mountains.
Christian O’Neal (he/him) is thrilled to be staging this brand-new play! Christian is a producer and board member of The Cary Playwrights' Forum. He largely produces audio plays through the CPF Radio Hour. He recently designed and edited the audio for THE MALONE FAMILY IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST by Clint Festa and THE GLIMMER WITHIN by Ken Walsh. Christian is also a co-producer of the annual NC Radio Play Festival.
Christian is also a playwright. His play ALICE IN VAUDEVILLE was produced by Monroe County Civic Theatre in Indiana as an audio play in the Summer of 2021. He wrote and co-directed the immersive theatre experience STRANGE CITY OF EDGAR ALLAN POE for Sonorous Road. His one-act play THAT KIND OF PLAY won the NC State University Creative Artist Award in 2014.
Christian thanks his wife Rhonda, his family, and friends for their continued support.