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Class of 2003



Damon Bonetti was privileged to have had Esther Mertz as his sponsor. He is a Philadelphia based actor, director and teacher. Recent - Acting: And Then There Were None, (Walnut Street), The Hound of the Baskervilles(Lantern, Barrymore Nomination-Outstanding Ensemble), Rizzo, The English Bride (Exile), God of Carnage, Becky Shaw (Montgomery Theater) and The 39 Steps (Theater Horizon). Directing: True Story, (Barrymore Nomination: Outstanding Director) The Gun Show and The Goldilocks Zone (Passage), Stinky Cheese Man (Walnut Street) The 39 Steps (Hedgerow) and The Rage of Achilles (CCTC). Co-Founder of the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, dedicated to rare classics. As an actor: The Duchess of Malfi and Creditors. As director: The Sea Plays, Changes of Heart, Blood Wedding (co-production MPiRP/Drexel) and springs 2016 He Who Gets Slapped (co-pro Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.)





Scott Casper (Astoria, NY c/o 2003) – Co-Founder/Artistic Director of taxdeductible theatre. Founded in 2005, dedicated to developing the uniquely theatrical voice of our company and community of collaborative artists. Co-creator of The Dare Project, world premiere ten-minute plays, written on a dare. Over 100 original plays so far, and still going. Four volumes of plays available forpurchase. Writer of company’s first original full-length play, #hero, world-premiere in 2013.

Other credits – Playwright: Member of Queens-based Playwright Lab, Mission to (dit)Mars; A Tortured Mind (Firecracker Productions); Maybe Another Mile or So (Left Hip Productions) – Director: The Foreigner (Okoboji Summer Theater); Breaking Kayfabe (I Mean! Productions) – Actor: I can Smoke? (Short Film – Third Eye Productions); Shadows & Lies (film, Blackacre Entertainment, starring James Franco); Hecuba (Friendly Fire Theatre, starring Kristin Linklater); Metropolitan Playhouse (NYC); Monomoy Theater (Chatham, MA)






Jen is the Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches writing for the theatre and performance studies. As an artist, Jen acts and directs regionally in the U.S. and the UK. Recent directing credits include Richard II at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (UK,) Doubt at Atlantic Stage (Myrtle Beach, SC) and [redacted] as part of the Banned Books Monologue Festival at the Forward Theater (Madison, WI.) As a performer and deviser, Jen's latest work No Feedback creates an immersive audience experience of othering. No Feedback premiered in London in May 2015, and continues development for a European tour in summer 2016. Jen is also the proprietress of Maudetown Vintage. Visit for more information about Jen and her work.


The 2003 Class: Jed Aicher, Bryan Barter, Damon Bonetti, Scott Casper, Nicole Diestler, Laura Lowry, Jennifer Plants, Dan Schultz, Kim Shively.