A curmudgeon, a yoga addict and a shy college kid will need to find common ground in order to make a vital decision.

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Blake Lewis - (Writer of "Sinatra") 

After having the honor of directing a piece for A Light in Dark Places for its inaugural year in 2016, Blake is thrilled to take part again this year in a written capacity.  Prior writing credits include: Adam and Eve (One-Act Play for the Hollywood Fringe Festival), short fiction contributions for the online publication "Loner Magazine", and you can currently catch his work online in the popular Facebook sketch series, "In the Moment".  He would like to thank Kelly for her strength and wisdom in making this event possible.


C. Ryan Glenn, Director

C. Ryan Glenn is a local actor, designer, writer, and now director honored to get to work with this important project. A 2010 graduate of Southern Methodist University's Theatre Department, Ryan's most recent credits include acting in shows with the likes of Shakespeare in the Bar, Shakespeare in the Park, and Ochre House. If directing Sinatra has taught him anything, it's to know that the beauty and choice of each day is a gift not to be taken for granted. 

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Eric Berg, Caleb

Eric is a Dallas-based actor, director, and playwright. Acting credits include: Boy in US/THEM (Echo Theatre), Eugene in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Theatre Arlington), and Capt. Parker in Split Second (Jubilee Theatre).  Eric received his BFA from Southern Methodist University where additional acting credits include: Tartuffe (Damis), A Bright New Boise (Alex), Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Mary Stuart (Lord Burleigh), Counting the Ways (He), St. Joan of the Stockyards (The Kid), Circle Mirror Transformation (Schultz), and Macbeth (Donalbain). As a director, his work includes Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl and STELLA by Neil Bartlett (SMU), along with staged-readings of new works for IMPRINT Theatreworks and SMU. Eric has served as assistant director at Dallas Theatre Center, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Stage West, and Jubilee Theatre. There have been two staged-readings of his plays: Alliance (SMU) and Live Stream (Theatre Too). Eric is a proud producing partner with Echo Theatre. A special thanks to Ryan and the ALDP crew!

Meagan Harris, Vida

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Meagan Harris is honored to be included in this very important and timely festival. You have seen her in the local theatre scene in roles such as Kathleen Scott in Terra Nova (L.I.P Service), Yvette Pottier in Mother Courage (TWU), Sagot in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Resolute Theatre Co.) and others. Her film credits include Child FearsNeon DaysHonduran EmeraldAfter Hours and Baphomet among others. She is represented by The Mary Collins Agency and has a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. 


Marisa Duran, Alexus

Marisa is thrilled to be part of the DFW premiere of ALIDP! Some of her favorite roles include Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey (Stolen Shakespeare Guild), Katie Bell Jackson in Talking Pictures (Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas), and Mary Warren in The Crucible (McKinney Repertory Theatre). When she's not onstage, she can be found voicing various anime characters at Funimation, playing videogames, or drinking coffee. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman


Grady W Smithey III, Arnold

Grady has been performing for most of his life, mostly to the south of Dallas. He recently appeared in Resolute Theatre Project's To Carol, With Love and LIP Service's Marat/Sade.