Lee Kiszonas graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a BA in Theatre/Literature. She attended the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center for a semester and did her graduate work at Trinity Repertory Conservatory. Her writing takes on historical and contemporary women’s issues with emphasis on less represented social and political perspectives. Her one act Butterscotch Karma was produced in Providence, Rhode Island at the Providence Gay Pride Festival and the Woman’s Playwrights Festival. Her plays Killing Stalin and The Hanged Woman have been produced in San Francisco by Chameleon Theatre Company. In her work with CTC she has acted as well. Her favorite roles were: Nance in Female Transport, Homer in Walking the Dead, and most beloved Jack in Eugenia.
Becoming interested in screenwriting, Ms. Kiszonas began taking classes at The College of Marin and in 2005 won the “Judy Award” for Achievement in Historical Drama for her screenplay adaptation of Killing Stalin. In May of 2006, she went to the Cannes Film Festival as a screenwriting intern. Still a playwright, in June 2006 she was invited to the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska to workshop her full length play Artemisia. She returned to Valdez again to workshop An Affair of Honor, which was produced at the Exit Theatre’s 2010 DIVAfest in San Francisco, directed by the intrepid Kathryn Wood.
Back in Philadelphia, Lee is the Standardized Patient Training Specialist at Temple University School of Medicine. She continues to write and act, most recently in South Camden Theatre Company’s Suddenly, Last Summer as Violet Venable. In her effort to bring Chameleon to Philadelphia, she is slowly but surely bringing together the minds, hearts, and talents of other like-minded men and women in the Philadelphia theatre community to build the team it takes to continue to produce strong work.
Kathryn Wood has been involved with theatre almost as long as she can remember. For the past 22 years she has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area working happily as an actor, director, and (on occasion) costumer. Her most recent collaboration with Lee Kisonas was on Lee’s 17th century, cross-dressing, operatic romance An Affair of Honor, produced by San Francisco’s Exit Theatre. Her last collaboration with Tom Juarez was on the Bay Area production of Lucky Girl. She is thrilled to be working with both of them in Philadelphia.
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Christine Migeot hates writing bios. That being said, she will admit to being a graduate of the University of the Arts and loving all forms of the arts. She has participated in most artistic forms at one time or another. In addition to managing digital and social media marketing for the Chameleon Theatre Company, she is also a web designer at one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. She was a member the Delaware Improv Theatre, and still does occasional staged readings when she has the time. She has been known to go missing in museums, libraries and record stores.