Stephen Gregg grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His play, This Is a Test, has been the most produced high-school one-act in the country for 14 of the last 16 years, according to the International Thespian Society. He is also the author of The Largest Elizabeth in the World, Postponing the Heat Death of the Universe, Sex Lives of Superheroes, Small Actors, Why do we Laugh?, The Zero Sum Mind, and Wake-Up Call. The Drury Drama Team premiered his play, S.P.A.R. at the Yankee Thespian Festival and premiered his play, Twitch at the International Festival in 2009. Our coast to coast cast is extremely honored to be among the first schools to present One Lane Bridge.
Squalicum High School's Thespian Troupe 7611 from beautiful Bellingham, Washington is part of a small but growing Storm Drama Club. Established in the 2010-2011 school year, SqHS Thespians got their first shot at competing in festivals-and boy did they take Washington by STORM! Just weeks before the regional festival for Western WA, students and their advisor Chelsey Campbell stayed late after school finding scenes, rehearsing and revising for Individual Events of group scenes, duo scenes, and monologues. Then it happened; at the end of a fun-filled, exciting day of the Regional theatre arts competition they reached the unexpected level and had 1 group scene qualify for nationals! Juniors Taylor Blatz, Kaitlyn Turner, and Hannah Tyne kept adjudicators and audiences roaring with laughter with their scene The Funeral-a comedy about the tragic death of a hamster. Receiving regional recognition was not only a huge honor and accomplishment unto itself, but it was monumental for Squalicum High School's culture. Students often felt like sports have more value than the arts. For years the Storm Thespians had fought for funding, recognition in assemblies, and performance opportunities, and now they finally received well-deserved attention and admiration for dedication to their craft and excellence in Drama. Then, in March, the WA State festival was held this year in their home town of Bellingham at Western Washington University-the old stomping grounds and theatre arts college that Chelsey Campbell knew well. SqHS Thespians highly achieved again for Tech. Theatre Stage Management as Veronica Pelayo, a senior, qualified for nationals! Veronica showcased her portfolio/working script for SqHS' fall production of The Outsiders which had a large cast/crew of 35 students plus revolving set pieces. Since WA State festival the four national qualifiers and their advisor have fund raised over $6,000 to be able to attend Festival 2011! They are sincerely thankful for the community support and donations they have received. Squalicum Thespians are honored to be a part of a coast-to-coast cast for One Lane Bridge and to be working with nationally-known professionals Len Radin and Stephen Gregg.
The Drury Drama Team is Thespian Troupe 5135 from the hills of rural North Adams, Massachusetts. Doc Radin started the theatre department at Drury High School as a casual, volunteer activity. It soon morphed into a full department of theatre, offering theatre courses and a wide variety of plays. Over the next twenty-three years, the Drama Team became very active in Thespians. Drury's superintendant received the EdTA National Administrators award. Two Drury students were elected as International Thespian Officers, and Dr. Radin was inducted into the International and Northeastern EdTA Halls of Fame. Doc was presented a Points of Light Award by the then governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Doc is quick to add that this does not reflect his political leanings! Dr. Radin served as Thespian Director of Massachusetts for 11 years and co-founder of the Yankee Thespian Festival, a regional festival of northeastern states and eastern Canadian provinces. The Drury Drama Team won the 2011 International Thespian Festival's theatre etiquette film award with its film, Theatre Etiquette Police. It may be seen on our web site at www.drurydrama.com. The Drama Team is thrilled to collaborate with our friends from Squalicum High School. A big treat for us this year is that once more we get to play with our long time buddy, Stephen Gregg. His plays are always a surprise and a lot of fun.