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Diane Currie Sam

Playwright, Co-Lyricist

Diane Currie Sam is an award-winning essayist/writer, educator, and speechwriter from Coquitlam, BC, Canada. An emerging playwright and lyricist with a multi-decade career in communications, counseling and educating, she is known for her passion for understanding, deep listening skills and creative writing work.

A natural storyteller, she has written about, taught and developed programs covering critically important social issues like mental health, sustainability, and the prevention of domestic violence. Her work has been published in leading international publications including Inc. Magazine, National Post, National Observer, Disney Channel, and Up! Magazine. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BSc) and Trinity Western University (MA).

Jessica Carmona Lyricist Jessica was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and raised in Rochester, NY. As an actress, Jessica has worked in various theaters in New York City, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Producers Club, Danisarte, the Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center, & the Blackfriars Theater. She is a graduate of the acting program at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

Jessica is also an accomplished playwright and lyricist. She wrote and starred in Elvira: The Immigration Play, a new play about Elvira Arellano, and the Boogie Down Gospel. She has worked behind the scenes as a stage manager for The Dramatic Question Theater, Rochester Shakespeare Players, and Worldview Productions.

She has appeared on Law and Order, and in the film Get Rich or Die Tryin', and Millie & The Lords. She feels strongly about social justice issues, such as speaking out against racism, police brutality, and advocating for immigrant rights. Her work often follows & pursues these themes.

Jessica recently won Best Actress at The People's Film Festival in New York for the role of Millie in the film Millie & The Lords.

Gil Yaron Music

Gil Yaron is an award-winning performer/director/producer and the composer for “Olivia O”. Career highlights include the second national tour of Les Miserables (Mirvish Productions), Canadian Premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Jesse Richardson Award’s (Best Director/ Best Production) for the premiere of Barbara Nickel’s SchumannBrahmSchumann.

Gil recently collaborated on the score for a new musical “Power”. He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his two children.

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