Jess Clark Jess Clark is currently the editor and project director of Reimagine, a national journal of social and justice. He was the editor and art director of RP&E Journal at Urban Habitat (2005-13). He has been creating community-based media since the 1980s when he conducted workshops for the homeless, low-income immigrants, seniors, and youth at San Francisco's Tenderloin Recreation and Education Center (TREC). Clarke was a California Arts Council artist-in-residence at Media Alliance (1999-2001) and editor of their award-winning publication MediaFile (1998-2004). In 2006, he led the SOEX Youth Advisory Board’s Street Works project, which created posters featured at 16 kiosk locations around San Francisco. Clarke is also the founding editor of Freedom Voices and the principal worker-owner of Red Star Black Rose design and production.
Reg Clay Reg Clay is an actor, playwright and songwriter. A graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Reg has worked with several theatre companies in the Bay Area (Oakland Public Theatre, Plethos Productions, Eastenders Repertory Company, Darkroom Theatre, the Douglas Morrison Theatre, and many others); Reg recently published his full length play, Four Men In Paris, which was also performed at the Douglas Morrison Theatre this past October. Reg is also a podcaster, producing shows like The Yay, You Gotta Have Faith and I’m An American, Too.
Catherine Diamond Catherine Diamond, the playwright/director of the Kinnari Ecological Theatre Project (KETEP) has been directing theatre productions and writing about Asian theatre for over twenty years. She is a professor of theatre and ecological literature at Soochow University in Taipei and was a fellow at the International Research Center for Interweaving Theatre Cultures in Berlin (2013-2014). She is the author of Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres (2012), and Sringara Tales (1996), a collection of short stories about Asian dancers. She has participated in Bread and Puppet Theatre projects dealing with environmental problems and was formerly the director of the English-language Phoenix Theatre in Taipei. She initiated KETEP to contribute to the rich folkloric traditions of Southeast Asia and to promote environmental protection awareness as a source for new dramatic writing.
Hilleary Osheroff Bay Area native Hilleary Osheroff is the Teacher Institute’s Staff Biologist and resident expert in carbon-based life forms. She holds a PhD in neurobiology and developmental biology from the Rockefeller University. Before joining the Exploratorium, she taught high school students at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she learned a lot about evolution and phylogenetics; worked with paleontologists, conservation biologists, and anthropologists to provide research experiences for students; and was generally swept off her feet by teaching science in museums.
Radhika Rao Radhika Rao is an actor, improviser, storyteller, director, writer, and arts educator/consultant. She has performed theatre in the United States and abroad. She has an Ed.D from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and specializes in creating curriculum that integrates theatre into diverse learning situations for various populations and organizations. Her work is steeped deeply in respect for life and social justice. Her collaborations include work with American Conservatory Theatre, Cutting Ball Theatre, Young Audiences of Northern California, Leela Improv, Enacte, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Eth-Noh-Tec Storytelling, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Larkin St Youth Services, Life Theatre Services, Green Art Workshop, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Samuel Merritt University, Stanford University, Adyen, and HCL America. More at radhikarao.org.