Pennsylvania Association of Community Theatres
Kelly Morgan is Founder/Former Producing Artistic Director of the Mint
Theater in NYC where he produced and/or directed over 50 plays,
many of them new works. Direction includes: Steppenwolf Theater –
(Uncle Bob) w/Austin Pendleton; Mint Theater (Thornwood by Tony
Howarth w/ Rodney Scott Hudson, Jeremy Rudge w/ Becky Ann Baker
and Austin Pendleton; Long Wharf Theater (Medea w/ Mary Vreeland);
Contemporary American Theater Festival (Baby Dance), Independent
Theater (Last Yankee); Edinburgh Fringe Festival (The Laramie
Project); Cleveland Play House (The New Girl); Abingdon Theater
(Another Vermeer by Bruce Robinson) and Love Drunk, the last play of
the late Romulus Linney; American Premiere of (Playing Sinatra) by
Bernard Kops as Theater for The New City. He has performed at the
New York Shakespeare Festival, Women’s Theater Project, Westbeth
Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Champlain Shakespeare Festival and
Syracuse Stage. He has received the Massachusetts State Senate
Commendation for Service in the Arts, American Theater in Higher
Education Award for Innovative Teaching, Vincent J. Mara Award for
Excellence in Teaching, National Endowed Chair of Excellence in the
Arts, Kennedy Center Directing Fellowship and Kennedy Center
Medallion for Theatre Excellence.
He has served as the Dean of the Arts and Dance at Dean College,
Chair of the Graduate; Undergraduate Department of Theatre
Dance at Case Western Reserve University, Chair of The Performing
Arts Department at The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at
Rochester Institute of Technology, Head of Graduate Directing at
Virginia Commonwealth University and on the faculty of Princeton
University, American University, SUNY/Fredonia, University of Vermont
and is currently a full professor at Fitchburg State University.
Frances Ruoff is a professional actress and director in New York. As a member of Screen Actor's Guild, Actors Equity and AFTRA she has appeared on TV and in numerous theatre and film productions. Having received an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College her first and foremost love is directing for the theatre. Frances was Artistic Director for the Diocesean Theatre Guild's Repertory Co. and The Sunshine Players. She is presently directing for the Rockaway Theatre Co. and teaching Theatre and English courses at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY. Frances has received great satisfaction working with TANYS and its members and looks forward to serving many more years as a TANYS adjudicator.
Patricia Robinson-Linder, Ed.D., Ph.D
Dr Robinson-Linder has both taught and directed theater and film for 47 years. She holds a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Semiotics and another in Literatures and Languages, and is retired from both University of Maryland-College Park and the School District of Philadelphia. She has directed over 300 plays, eighteen educational films, and has written five books, dozens of scholarly articles, thirty plays, and 200 hundred monographs. She is currently the Executive Producer for Exclamation Theater, Inc. greater Philadelphia’s non-profit for free dramatic training in Classical and Contemporary text. At the moment they are in pre-production for a classroom film about the Civil War and a new play about love in two separate worlds. When “Doc” is not at work, she is a grandmother.