Writers & collaborators 


Clyde Edgerton, Mike Craver, Wendy Hammond, Christopher Kyle, Angus MacLachlan, Brian Christopher Williams, Judy Simpson Cook, Hal Corley, Michael McKeever, Robert Inman

Playworks projects involve professional staff and artists who work regionally and nationally in theatre, film, television and literature. Many of them have worked together often, creating a shared history of values and process. Some of their honors include Drama Desk Award, Guggenheim Fellow, McKnight Fellow, and work at some of the nation's leading theatres, in film and on television. Many are also members* of Actors' Equity Association, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Follow the links below to visit websites about some of them, and about previous sponsoring, partnering and presenting organizations.

Talkback after a first reading of a new script
Steve Umberger Director*
Clyde Edgerton Author of Lunch at the Piccadilly
Mike Craver Composer/lyricist of Lunch at the Piccadilly*
Michael McKeever Author of Open Season
Hal Corley Author of Finding Donis Anne*
Christopher Kyle Author of Boca and many scripts*
Judy Simpson Cook Author of Starstruck and others
Angus MacLachlan Playwright, screenwriter*
Wendy Hammond Playwright,  screenwriter*
Robert Inman Best selling author of Dairy Queen Days
Design, production, education
Karl Baumann Teacher and Cirque du Soleil company veteran
Fred Story / Concentrix Music & Sound Design Sound designer
Jennifer O'Kelly Scenic and properties designer and visual artist
Majestic Scenic LLC Scenic services and special projects
iDesign2 Graphic design

Recording session at Concentrix Music & Sound
Riverside Theatre (FL) Co-producer, Shirley Valentine
York Theater Company (NY)  Lunch at the Piccadilly
Davidson Theatre  Shirley Valentine, What You Will
Spirit Square Arts Center for SummerStage
The Light Factory for the Thinking in Pictures festival
Parkway Playhouse (Burnsville) Lunch at the Piccadilly
Cape Fear Regional Theatre Lunch at the Piccadilly
Aldersgate Sponsor for Lunch at the Piccadilly

Project education and outreach teams are specifically designed for each project, utilizing the most qualified resources for the nature and demands of the project among producing, partnering, and sponsoring organizations, working with the Playworks staff.

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