Justin Robert Yorio is a founding company member, frequent actor, writer, and director, and occasional SM, photographer, and board op with Amios. He has served as Amios’ Artistic Director for two years, after three as a Co-Artistic Director. He is currently at work on his first full-length play, This Is Where You Are, Part One: I Never Said Hello So I’ll Say Goodbye, which is being developed as part of Amios’ First Draughts series, dedicated to expanding former SHOTZ! pieces into full-length scripts over the course of a six-month development process. A proud alumnus of Cornell University and the National Theatre Conservatory, his name is an anagram of, “join our story tribe.”
David Haan is a gargantuan quasi-Canadian art maker, problem solver and semi-competitive speller. As Technical Supervisor for Lincoln Center Education from 2010-2016, he oversaw the presentation of world-class theater, dance, and music in schools across New York City. He has been involved with Shotz since 2013 in various capacities, and loves the beauty that consistently develops in this theatrical pressure cooker. David is a graduate of Wesleyan University (2006) and the most difficult word he has spelled in competition is “uintjie” (2012).
Victoria Teague is a writer, actor, and administrator with a degree in theatre performance and a concentration in arts and entertainment marketing from Baylor University. She works as the marketing director, dramaturg and co-director of RAWR (Random Access Workshop Readings) with Random Access Theatre, writes for the New York Theatre Review and serves on a literary committee for Urban Stages. She also freelances for the Civilians and has worked at the Public Theater, Flavorpill, and Greyman Theatre Company.
Jenny Grace THEATER: Vanquished (2019 finalist for the Eugene O’Neil conference), Relent: an indie musical (NYIT nominated), The Sound an O Makes, Faith In Humanity, Cake, Concession, One Art, Apple, Lot’s Daughters, Agrippina by the Sea, Eating Speech, and Washing Away Echo. FILM/WEB/TV: The Peaceable Kingdom (Semi-finalist for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab 2016), Lady Business (Series produced 2012-2013), Skin Balloon (Official Selection: NY Indie Film Festival, Chain NYC Film Festival, and NY Indie Theatre Film Festival) Fog, He Looks and Looks (Official Selection: NY Indie Theatre Film Festival), Seriously, The Second Wife (In pre-production) and This Damned Party. PUBLICATIONS: Speak These Words: A Guerilla Poets Anthology, 2001 W.P.C. Minimal Press, Gangsters In Concrete: 2002-2004, Emerson College Poetry Publication. www.jenny-grace.com