David Hare (playwright) had his first play, Slag, produced in 1970.
Hare worked with the Portable Theatre Company from 1968 to 1971. He was Resident Dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre, London, from 1970-1971,
and in 1973 became resident dramatist at the Nottingham Playhouse, a major provincial theatre.
In 1975, Hare co-founded the Joint Stock Theatre Company with David Aukin and Max Stafford-Clark. Hare began writing for the National Theatre
and in 1978 his play, Plenty, was produced at the National Theatre, followed by A Map of the World in 1983, and
Pravda in 1985, co-written with Howard Brenton. David Hare became the Associate Director of the National Theatre in 1984,
and has since seen many of his plays produced, such as his trilogy of plays Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, and The Absence of War.
Hare has written screenplays such as
Plenty, Wetherby, Strapless, and Paris by Night.
Hare's awards include the BAFTA Award (1979), the New York Drama Critics Circle Award (1983), the
Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear (1985), the Olivier Award (1990), and the London Theatre Critics' Award (1990).
He was knighted in 1998.|
Stephen Drewes (director) is a fifth-generation San Franciscan. He began his career in 1970 as an actor at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Since then, he has performed over forty roles with such companies as the Magic Theatre and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
He holds an MA from UC Berkeley in Dramatic Art and an MFA in Directing from Brandeis University.
Drewes accepted his first professional directing assignment in 1975 for the Peoples Theatre in Cambridge, MA, and has since
directed over 80 productions in every genre from children's theatre to grand opera.
He has been a member of the faculty at Boston University, Middlebury College and Colgate University,
and was Artistic Director of the Publick Theatre in Cambridge, MA, where three of his productions won Boston Critics Circle Awards for Directing.
Drewes has taught and directed extensively, published theatre and cabaret criticism, and has been the recipient of grants from the Packard
Foundation and the California Arts Council. For three years he was the Resident Stage Director for the Pocket Opera.
Drewes taught at City College of San Francisco from 1988 to 2008.
Phoebe Moyer (Frances) is a winner of five Dean Goodman Choice Awards and seven Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards. She has performed at the American Conservatory Theatre, TheatreWorks, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, Marin Theatre Company, Cinnabar Theatre, Marin Shakespeare Company, Aurora Theatre Company, PlayhouseWest, PCPA TheatreFest, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Sixth Street Playhouse, Center REPertory Company, TheatreFirst, Willows Theatre Company, Woodminster Summer Musicals, Woman's Will, Hapgood Theatre, and Calaveras Repertory Theatre. Ms. Moyer, when not performing, is a free-lance director, voice-over artist, and acting coach and is listed in “Who's Who Among American's Teachers”.
Susan Maeder (Madeleine) was born in Cincinnati and moved to Chicago
after receiving her BA in Theatre Arts from Barat College. After several years abroad where she lived in Geneva and Amsterdam, she moved to the Bay Area, finally settling in Mendocino in 1981 where she took up her acting career.
She has been cast in dozens of leading roles over the years at the Mendocino Theatre Company and the Warehouse Repertory Company.
Favorite roles include Timothea in Sea Marks; Judith in Hay Fever; Susan in Woman in Mind; Gertrude in Hamlet;
Vivien Bearing in Wit; and most recently, Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories. In 1991 she played Eleanor of Aquitaine
in The Lion in Winter, directed by Stephen Drewes.
She has written and performed two one-woman shows -- Black Tulips (1994, 1996) and Singing Back (2008).
Her volume of poetry, "White Song," was published by Pot Shard Press in 1998. The Breath of Life
is her first appearance with Spare Stage.|