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Elizabeth Dale
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Elizabeth Dale is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Santa Clara University. She received her B.A. from U.C. Davis and her M.F.A. from U.C. San Diego. She teaches acting and directs for the University. She recently returned from Italy where she taught theatre for Gonzaga in Florence for a year and then served as the Assistant Dean for Gonzaga University.

Some of her favorite plays that she has directed to date have been To Gillian on her 37th Birthday, Quilters, Grapes of Wrath, Ladyhouse Blues, Arcadia and most recently in March of 2004, A Streetcar Named Desire. She will be directing The Complete Works of William Shakespeare this summer at Shakespeare at Stinson.
Bernhard Drax
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Bernhard Drax writes music for TV, commercials and feature film. His orchestral score for the Disney romantic comedy "Sommer" gained critical acclaim in Germany as the film remained among the top ten for 4 consecutive months in 2008. In the virtual world "Second Life" he creates machinima reportages on social and political issues. He recently started his own production company and delivered promotional machinima for clients such as Manpower Inc., Dresdner Bank and Nokia. His reportage on virtual Guantanamo won the 2008 Human Rights Media Awards from internews France. Bernhard studied composition at the Richard-Strauss Conservatory in Munich Germany and audio engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently in pre-production on a comedy feature (director Mike Marzuk, release spring 2010) as well as a staff researcher on the virtual worlds documentary "Login2Life" (release winter 2009) in. Bernhard lives on the Central Coast of California with his wife and son.

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Kevin Hearle
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Kevin Hearle received his A.B. degree in English at Stanford University and his M.F.A. in English (creative writing poetry) from the University of Iowa. He also completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Literature at UC Santa Cruz. His book of poems, Each Thing We Know Is Changed Because We Know It, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Yale Series of Younger Poets and the Pushcart Prize. He was the Poetry co-editor of Quarry West. He served as the Research Assistant at the N.E.H. Summer Institutes on Literary Translation. He has been a lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, C.S.U. Los Angeles, UC Santa Cruz Extension, and Santa Clara University. He was a participant at the N.E.H. Summer Seminar on American Indian Literature and was a founding member and member of the editorial board of the Steinbeck Newsletter. He recently co-edited Beyond Boundaries: Rereading John Steinbeck. (Eds. Susan Shillinglaw and Kevin Hearle) Tuscaloosa: U Alabama P, 2002. While at Stanford, he was a reporter and newscaster for KZSU FM at Stanford, and he served as moderator and executive producer of "Campus Conference" also on KZSU FM.
Wm Leslie Howard
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Wm Leslie Howard's performing career spans 35 years and nearly 100 shows as an actor, writer, director, sound designer and composer. The award-winning Bay Area actor, a member of Actors Equity union, was a founding company member at most San Jose theater venues including San Jose Children's Musical Theater (Best Actor 1971, Outstanding Performer 1972); Gilbert & Sullivan Society of San Jose (now Lyric Theater) where he performed old man roles as a teenager in an adult theater company, garnering a coveted Bay Area Theater Critics Circle nomination for "Most Promising Upcoming Actor" at 16; San Jose Stage Company; San Jose City Lights; San Jose Repertory Company; and six years as a crowd-pleasing actor-in-residence at VITA's Shakespeare Festival at Paul Masson Mountain Winery.

Howard is known for his varied and rich characterizations. Nine of his past ten shows were extended by box office popularity, including Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, 16 characters in Jules Pfeiffer's Hold Me!, 22 characters—one of two actors—in How I Got That Story, Jacques in Jacuqes and his Master and the immensely popular John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet.
Daniel Maloney
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A native San Franciscan, Daniel received his bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Clara University, where he now works as the scheduling director of Media Services.

Maloney has performed extensively throughout the South Bay and Peninsula, most notably with San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose Stage Company and TheatreWorks, among others.

A member of Actor's Equity Association, Daniel has appeared as guest artist in SCU's productions of Lend Me a Tenor and, more recently, King Lear. Among his favorite roles are Ken Talley in The Fifth of July, Bob Cratchit in several productions of A Christmas Carol, and as Larry Prince in the long-running hit Angry Housewives, which, as a San Jose Stage Company original cast member, he performed over 425 times.
Jessica Teeter
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Jessica Teeter, a Bay Area native, graduated from Santa Clara University with a double B.A. in Theater Arts and English. Ms. Teeter is currently pursuing a masters degree in Library and Information Science at San Jose State University.

Jessica has worked with various theater companies in the area, including TheaterWorks, Festival Theater Ensemble, Renegade Theatre Experiment, and City Lights. Some of Jessica's favorite roles include: Dawn DiVito in David Ives' Universal Language, Rosie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Second Voice in Under Milkwood, and Isabella from Measure for Measure.
Terry Beers—Host
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Beers has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California. Since 1987, he has taught writing and literature at Santa Clara University, where he is currently a professor in the English department and director of the California Legacy Project. From 1991-1997, he was the executive director of the Robinson Jeffers Association. He also serves as the general editor of the California Legacy series of books, co-published by Santa Clara University and Heyday and is the host of "Your California Legacy" Radio Productions on KAZU Public Radio.