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CAMILLA CARR | Playwright/Screen & Television Writer/Novelist/Actor

A three-time recipient of the Hollywood DramaLogue Award, has been honored with the Robbie, Oscar Wilde and the AGLA Media Awards, as well as a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles for acting and producing. She is currently adapting and developing a television serial based on Janice Woods Windle’s bestseller, HILL COUNTRY, under the McCoy Films banner with Executive Producer Laray Mayfield (Emmy recipient, Casting, HOUSE OF CARDS).  Camilla’s multiple award-winning, one-woman show, ALL ABOUT BETTE:  An Interlude With Bette Davis starring Morgana Shaw, first premiered at Theatre 3.  Optioned by seven-time Tony Award recipient, Michael A. Jenkins, the play has received top honors at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, as well the Luis Fernandez/Mimi Lazo production in Spanish at Bogata’s Iberoamericano de Teatro, the largest theatre festival in the world, where it received Best Performance and Play honors.  Her critically acclaimed novel, TOPSY DINGO WILD DOG, published both here and in the UK, generated her career writing for the screen.  She has written for Academy Award recipient/nominees Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, Brenda Blethyn, Dolly Parton and Brad Dourif.

MICHAEL A. JENKINS | Producer

is a four-time Tony® Award winner as a producer.

He has produced on Broadway: An American in Paris, currently playing ; Gloria Estefan’s On Your Feet, currently playing on Broadway; Matilda, currently playing on Broadway; The Color Purple, currently playing on Broadway; Kinky Boots (Tony® Award which he won a 2013 Tony® Award for Best Musical), currently playing on Broadway; Memphis (for which he won a 2010 Tony® Award for Best Musical); Boeing-Boeing (for which he won a 2008 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play and a 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play); Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (for which he won a 2007 Tony® Award for Best Theatrical Event); Thoroughly Modern Millie (for which he won a 2002 Tony® Award for Best Musical); Cinderella; and A Christmas Story. He has produced national tours of The Little Mermaid, Annie Get Your Gun, Flower Drum Song, The Music Man, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Brooklyn.He is on the Board of Directors and is the past president of the NAMT Board and is an active member of The Broadway League and the Independent Presenters Network. In addition, Jenkins is president of LARC, Inc., a design and consulting firm for the entertainment industry. 

KEN ORMAN | Co-producer, director, writer and actor in Dallas/Ft Worth

WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR. He is an Associate Producer for THE HARROWING by Jon Keeyes, a feature film starring Matthew Tompkins, Michael Ironside, Arnold Vosloo and featuring Morgana Shaw as Jessica. He is also a producer for the upcoming touring production of the two-act World War I drama WILL'S WAR by Will Windle as adapted from the novel by Janice Woods Windle. Other credits included the hilarious sketch comedy show FREE LAUGHS (1-5) and the web-series WOMEN'S LIBERATION. He directed SOUND OF MUSIC and PLAZA SUITE at Studio B in Highland Village, Texas. He's written several full-length and one-act plays as well as teleplays and screenplays. Ken is also an award-winning actor, who has been seen on various DFW stages: Circle Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, Amphibian Stage Productions, Stage West, Main Stage Irving/Los Colinas to name a few. Recently, he played Cliff Carlson in the regional premiere of LUNA GALE by Rebecca Gilman at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. Other roles include Brock Besson, I'M ALWAYS ON MY MIND; Bernard, BOEING BOEING; Stage Manager, OUR TOWN; Lehman Brothers, ENRON; Jack Jerome BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS; Wilbur Turnblad, HAIRSPRAY; Peter, COMPANY.

CAROLYN PFEIFFER | Executive Director 

Carolyn Pfeiffer has produced over 20 feature films. Her work has been invited to many festivals including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Telluride, and Berlin.  Early in her career, she started her own public relations company in London where her clients included Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Robert Altman, Francois Truffaut and Paul McCartney and Wings. She was founding president of Island Alive and Alive Films where  films released included CHOOSE ME, EL NORTE, STOP MAKING SENSE, KOYANNISQATSI and KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN.  She was founding president of The Los Angeles Film School and then Co-chair and Master-Filmmaker-in-Residence of American Film Institute Conservatory. In 2003 she was invited to be Founding President/CEO of Burnt Orange Productions at the University of Texas and with Dr. Tom Schatz she set up a program where film students worked on professionally produced feature films. Moving to Marfa, TX she executive produced Cory Van Dyke's FAR MARFA and the acclaimed PBS documentary CHILDREN OF GIANT and where she continues her work producing documentaries, feature films and plays.

MORGANA SHAW is Bette Davis

An award-winning veteran of theatre, film and television, she is happy to be back on stage as Bette Davis in the role she originated in 2006. Her last performance as Bette was in 2015 in New York City, Westside Theatre, where she astonished audiences with her raw embodiment of an icon. Most recently, Morgana co-starred in WGNAmerica's gigantic hit television series- SALEM. Her other television credits include the long-running series FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, REVOLUTION, PRISON BREAK, and "Bettie Moss" in Janice Woods Windle's still-airing-all-over-the-world TRUE WOMEN starring Angelina Jolie.  Feature films include I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, MAD MONEY with Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and Ted Danson, SECOND HAND LIONS with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall,  HAUNTING IN GEORGIA with Cicely Tyson, DR. T AND THE WOMEN with Richard Gere and HOME FRIES with Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson. Favorite Award winning/nominated stage roles include THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA (Stevie), TIME AND CHANCE (Mully),  PIPPIN (Fastrada), CLOSER TO HEAVEN (Billie Trix), THE ROYAL FAMILY (Julie Cavendish), DAMN YANKEES (Lola), SWEENEY TODD (Mrs. Lovett), PAJAMA GAME (Gladys), DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Abbie), NO EXIT (Inez), and GYPSY (Louise).  Morgana created the role of "Bette Davis" in the World Premiere of Camilla Carr's ALL ABOUT BETTE:  An Interlude with Bette Davis, at Theatre Three in Dallas, again receiving raves at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. produced by Michael Jenkins.

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