About the Artists

Performers: Words of Choice has had the distinct pleasure of working with over five dozen talented performers and stage managers in New York, Boston, Chicago, Ohio, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Columbia MO, and Washington D.C. Special presentations have included Kathleen Turner, Heather Tom, Bree Williamson, Steve Brady, Mia Katigbak, Joel Vig, Jennifer Baumgardner, Tasha Guevara, Maggie Reed, Stacey Linnartz, Krystel Lucas, Maame-Mensima Horne, Leah Jacobs, Abigail Ramsay and others.

Most recent performers:Crista Marie Jackson, Carl H. Jaynes and Claudia Schneider. Meet the Cast.

Directors of the play include: Francesca Mantani Arkus, (current) Suzanne Bennett (Words of Choice I), Kelly M. Beuth (Independent production, Brazen-Faced Varlets, Buffalo), Peg Denithorne (Culture Project/PPNYC), Teresa Pond (Associate Director, Tour), Deb Lemire (Independent production, Queen Bee, Ohio), Susann Brinkley (EST), Joan Lipkin (Missouri/Kansas), Cat Parker, Cameron Prevatte 9independent production, NC); Cindy Cooper;  Linda (Sam) Haskins directed our DVD.

Producing consultants: Susann Brinkley, Alicia Mathewson and Karen Oughtred have served as our tour producers; Angela Williams, Deb Dudley, Emily Rosenberg and Neil Curri produced our graphics; Suzanne Grossman and Steph Herold prepared materials; Caitlin Collier served as South Dakota Coordinator; Rachel Becker served as Colorado Coordinator. Diana Whitcroft created our Promotional Trailer. Stacey Linnartz served as Artistic Consultant, live streaming performances.

Advisers: Marcy Bloom, Susann Brinkley, Jennifer Clarke, April Elsasser, Karen Raschke, Rev. Becky Turner and Jaye Austin Williams serve as advisers; Special thanks to Anne Hale Johnson.

Creator and Writers: Cindy Cooper created Words of Choice. Over 20 writers and collaborators have also participated.  About the Writers.