Line up for the June 13, 2018 Lit Up at Town Hall with Sense and Sensibility!


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Katie Zeigler, Literary Consultant, Town Hall Theatre

Katie M Zeigler is a writer and professor living in Walnut Creek, CA. Zeigler holds a BA and MA in English from Stanford University and completed coursework at Oxford University in British Literature. She has had short fiction and non-fiction published in a variety of outlets, including A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, Wilson Quarterly, Fish Anthology and Stanford Magazine. Zeigler won the Stanford Magazine Fiction Contest, was a finalist in Glimmer Train's short fiction contest and placed second in Fish Anthology's international flash fiction contest. She has also performed readings of her short fiction for Why There Are Words and the Peninsula Literary Society. She is currently working on a young adult novel and teaches writing at Diablo Valley College.



Susan E. Evans, Artistic Director, Town Hall Theatre

As Artistic Director of Town Hall Theatre, Susan will serve as the dramaturg for our Lit Up at Town Hall community literary series. Most recently, Susan directed Lisa Kron’s Well at Contra Costa Civic Theatre. From April 2011 to June 2016, Susan served as the Artistic Director of the Douglas Morrisson Theatre, where she directed Private Lives, Dividing the Estate, All My Sons, Eurydice, An Ideal Husband (Scott Munson adaptation), The Skin of Our Teeth and Mrs. Warren's Profession. She continues as an Artistic Consultant at DMT. Previously, Susan served for 11 years as the Artistic Director of Eastenders Repertory Company where her directing work included We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay; Frozen; and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, co-directed with Founder Charles E. Polly; and Parts II and III of Mr. Polly’s acclaimed Twyla Trilogy. She enjoys ongoing directing projects with Actors Reading Writers in Berkeley, and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


Christine U'Ren

Writer, Costume Designer, Graphic Artist
Christine U’Ren has written two full-length plays produced by Bella Union Theatre Company, and has adapted and/or produced several theatricals for the Jane Austen Society of North America, Northern California Region. She has also worked extensively in Bay Area theater as a costume designer and graphic artist. She believes Jane Austen does not get enough credit for devising her intricate yet believable plots.





Linda Riebel

Playwright and Author
Linda Riebel, who spent 10 stagestruck years in her youth (even moving to London to pursue the theatre),  converted her interest in psychological drama into a career as a therapist. Now retired, she has written, in addition to professional publications, plays, sonnets, satirical verses, stories, and one award-winning novel. 




Scott Fryer

Artistic Director, Writer, Director
Scott is the Founder of Diablo Actors Ensemble and has served as the Artistic Director for the Willows Theatre and Role Players Ensemble Theatre. Scott has directed for CenterRep, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Crossroads Theater, Town Hall Theatre, Willows Theatre, and many more. Directing credits includes a wide variety of shows: Driving Ms. Daisy, Educating Rita, All My Sons, Picnic, Candida, I Never Sang For My Father, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, A Little Night Music, Caine Mutiny Court Martial, The Subject was Roses, That Championship Season, Extremities, Barefoot in the Park, and Agnes of God just to name a few. Scott has received ten Shellie Awards for his work as a producer and director. Scott most recently authored An Appalachian Christmas that was produced by DAE last winter. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.






Sadie Henderson

Poet and Actor
Sadie Henderson is a soon to be 8th grader at WCI. She loves to act, read, write, bake, play volleyball, dance, and sing. She does the Lesher Center's Young REP summer programs and took part in An Appalachian Christmas, written and directed by Scott Fryer. She likes to take fun classes at the Laureen Fender's Ballet School. She wants to thank her family, friends, and teachers for all of their support.





Grace Miazga-Chaffey

Grace Miazga-Chaffey is an educator and performer who has lived in the Bay Area for 13 years. She is an advocate of Musical theater and Opera for education, and devotes her professional time towards furthering understanding of why music and theater education is important in schools. She has performed with CCMT, Town Hall Theater, and CCCT but most recently has performed the role of mom.