Deanna Pacelli (Performer) is a graduate of NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing. She has performed a variety of theatrical roles throughout New York and the Midwest; favorites include Franny (Franny & Zooey), Camille Claudel (Camille), and numerous roles in So Long Ago I Can't Remember. Film roles include Melissa O'Neil (Building Girl). Deanna regularly appears in several commercials: recent series include Comfort Inn and Time Warner Cable. In 2003, Deanna co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed one-woman-show There Goes The Neighborhood, which garnered interest from Sarah Jessica Parker's production company, Pretty Matches. Deanna has recently developed an interview-based dramatic education curriculum for middle-school and high-school students which explores the dramatic potential of oral history work. She believes that everyone has a story to tell and a point of view worth exploring.
Mari Brown (Playwright) is a writer based in Boulder, CO and New York City. She has led over 200 public dialogues in New York theaters on themes from September 11th to the Chicago Conspiracy trial. Her most recent dialogue series about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the off-Broadway play Masked was featured on Al Jazeera English and in The New York Times. Mari wrote There Goes the Neighborhood, the first documentary theater piece created by Word on the Street Productions, in 2003. She has directed over 20 plays in New York and Wisconsin, led numerous workshops on documentary theater, is a member of the screenwriting association Writers Boot Camp, and co-founded the social networking site lifeafternewyork.com. She believes theater has the power to keep us from being strangers to ourselves.
Lanie Zipoy is a producer and public relations consultant for the performing arts. Her clients include Impetuous Theater Group, Retro Productions, T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre, Ted Greenberg's The Complete Performer, and Theaterlab. She is thrilled to work with Word on the Street Productions again. Her producing credits include: Universal Robots (ITBA Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Play), 7 Sins in 60 Minutes (Philly Fringe and HERE), Estrogenius Festival 2007 and 2008, The Battle of Spanktown (FringeNYC) and 23 Feet in 12 Minutes (New Orleans). Lanie is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.