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Managing Producer

New producer bio.

Managing Director/Playwright-in-Residence

Mr. Blocker is a character actor and playwright, especially known for his solo performance work and wide-ranging vocal and physical characterizations, particularly of (but certainly not limited to) Southern. His play Southern Gothic Novel was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Solo Performance and his most recent work, an adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu developed with Dan Spurgeon, was met with overwhelming critical praise in Los Angeles. He has coached playwrights and actors for more than two decades. His other plays include Stabilized Not Controlled (Stage Left Studio, Hollywood Fringe Festival), Eula Mae’s Beauty, Bait & Tackle (off-Broadway, many cities), The Wisconsinners (Dubuque Fine Arts Center), Suite Atlanta (Atlanta, NYC), and Patient Number (winner, Inner Voices Social Issues Award). A producer and the owner of E-MergingWriters, Blocker has published and edited anthologies of plays and produced several works in New York City, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG /AFTRA, and The Dramatists Guild. He has been an artist-in-residence for Creative Mechanics Theatre Company and (currently) for The Visceral Company in Los Angeles. He has been a guest speaker and presenter at colleges, festivals, and workshops, and was recently invited to guest on a ComiCon panel discussion.
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Ms. Parker was born in a small mill town in Georgia and raised by grandparents who told stories about life in the rural South in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Despite having no educational background of any sort, Parker began writing plays in the late 1980s; the first three were one-act plays and all have been produced in New York and other cities. Second Samuel was her first full-length play. Dan Hulbert of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named it the Best Original Play 1991-92. In 1995, Parker won the Southern Playwrights Competition at the Center for Southern Studies at Jacksonville State University in Alabama with A Higher Place in Heaven. In 1997, Pat Conroy invited Parker to the Southern Voices conference, Hoover, Alabama, to read from The Second Samueltonian—a collection of Parker’s short stories. In 2010, Parker became an international playwright when Second Samuel was produced in Perth, Australia. Her other plays include Grass Widows, Why I Live at the P.O., Home for Christmas, and Tallulah and Hattie: Dead at the Pearly Gates Café. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her spouse, 3 dogs, and welcomes turtles and pigs whenever possible.

And a partial listing of the many fine artists we've worked with since 2001

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Bobby Abid
Eric C. Bailey
David-Matthew Barnes
Amy Heath Bell
Helen Bessette
Alex Broun
Rochelle Burdine
Emilie Byron
Mark Castle
Oscar Castillo
Murray Scott Changar
Chima Chikazunga
Lynne Cohen
Bronwen Coleman
Bill Cosgriff
Creative Mechanics
Charnele Marie Crick
Heather Curran
Chericia Curtis
Noshir Dalal
Craig Delancey
William (Bill) DeMeritt
Alison England
Stacia Fernandez
Fn Productions
Wendy-Marie Foerster
Avi Glickstein
Gaby Gold
Tom Grady
David Guaspari
Lisa Hamilton
J. Michael Harper
Janice Herndon
Mitchell Horn
Evangeline Johns
Bill Johnson
LaChris Jordan
Janice Kennedy
Jeffrey James Keyes
Cheryl King
Vicki Riba Koestler
Steven Korbar
Shannon Maddox
Moti Margolin
Nick Mathews
Claude McMillan
Stefani Miller
Shannon Murdoch
Bonnie Navarro
Kenwa Li Newell
Robbie Neigeborn
Jon Tyler Owens
Peculiar Works Project
Jeffery Edward Peters
Lynn Phillips
Evelyn J. Pine
Lowell Press
Ellen Rosenburg
Barry Rowell
Adam Ruben
Robin Russin
Brian Schlanger
Krista Severeid
Gabriel Shanks
Jen Shanks
Peter Snoad
Sydney Stone
Stacie Theon
Nomi Tichman
Greg Tito
Ian Rafael Titus
Will Trice
Dana Todd
William Wade
Mary Ann Walsh
Jenn Wehrung
Cara Vander Weil
Michael Yeshion

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