SEVEN DEVILS PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE
RISA BRAININ (she/her) is delighted to make her Seven Devils debut! Her productions have been seen at dozens of theatres across the country from Denver Center Theatre Company to Alabama Shakespeare Festival to Syracuse Stage and points in between. She served as Resident Director at the Guthrie Theater, Associate Artistic Director at both Indiana Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Artistic Director at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. She is Founder/ Artistic Director of LAUNCH PAD at UC Santa Barbara. A graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon Drama Program, Brainin is a member of the National Theatre Conference and College of Fellows of the American Theatre. www.risabrainin.com
PASCALE FLORESTAL Directing Credits; TJ Loves Sally 4ever SpeakEasy Project, La Divina Opera Del West, Deferred NorthEastern University, Dwelling Codes Company One, Virtual Attendance Huntington Theater Company, House Arrest Theatreworks Colorado Springs, Tams Two Dads The Theatre Offensive and others. New Play development with Obehi Janice, Phaedra Michelle Scott, and others. Assistant Director to Timothy Douglas, Kimberly Senior, Liesl Tommy, Billy Porter, Paul Daigneault and M. Bevin O'Gara. Recent dramaturgy; The Resurrection of Michelle Morgan, Geva Theater. She is the Education Director for The Front Porch Arts Collective, Assistant Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory and is the recipient of The Inaugural Greg Ferrell Award.
AMY SALTZ misses MCCall and our live and in-person conferences!!! For Seven Devils: Jeni Mahoney's Kandahar, Judy Anderson's Go Home Now, Robert Schenkkhan's Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates; and A.P. Andrews' Burning Barn, among many many others. At B.C.T. she directed Jeni Mahoney’s Fata Morgana. Amy has directed classic, contemporary, and new plays throughout the U.S., in Russia and Estonia. TV: “Another World” and “Search for Tomorrow”. Former head of Graduate Directing Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. MEMBER OF SDC, DGA.
CHAY YEW (he/him) Production credits include: Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick, Playwrights Realm, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Woolly Mammoth, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Berkeley Rep, Humana Festival, Singapore Repertory Theatre, amongst others. His opera credits include the world premieres of Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s AINADAMAR (Tanglewood, Los Angeles Philharmonic) and Rob Zuidam’s RAGE D’AMORS (Tanglewood). A recipient of the OBIE for direction, he was the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater from 2011 to 2020. Chayyew.com