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Miranda Hoyt, Writing Fellow

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Miranda Hoyt

Miranda Hoyt is a writer/director currently working on her MFA in Film at Columbia University. She loves writing screenplays about ghosts, movie theaters, and stolen drum sets.








15 year old Dineh Zinder lives in a 19th century shtetl and is confined to her home by a mysterious illness. Luckily, her best friend Ash always seems to be around to tell her stories of magic and mayhem. As the two spend more time together, it becomes clear that they are more than friends, and that these “stories” are more real than they ever could have imagined…

Actors: Craig Fogel, Jordan Richards, Miranda Rizzolo, Dave Stevens

Craig Fogel smiling headshotCraig Fogel is a professional actor and a nationally-certified ASL-English interpreter.  As an actor, he has been seen onstage in New York (Delacorte, 59E59, IRT) and regionally (Berkley Rep, Weston Playhouse, National Theatre of the Deaf). Notable film and TV credits include Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Adam Wachter’s internationally acclaimed “SIGN,” and the horror flick “SOUL TO KEEP.” He is also the creator and star of the hit comedy ASL-English award-winning webseries “Don’t Shoot The Messenger” on YouTube. A proud alumnus of NYU Tisch (CAP21, Playwrights Horizons), Craig is thrilled to be part of this amazing work RespectAbility is doing!

Jordan Richards headshotJordan Richards is from Davie, Florida and graduated from Florida State University with his BFA in Acting. He is based in New York City and is represented by Jim Keith of the Movement Talent Agency.

Miranda Rizzolo headshotMiranda Rizzolo is a Brooklyn-based actor. New York credits include world premieres at Ars Nova, HERE Arts Center, and The Wild Project and workshops at the Cherry Lane, the Lark, and the Fire This Time Festival. Regional credits include the world premiere of John Proctor is the Villain at Studio Theatre, Romeo and Juliet & The Servant of Two Masters at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, The Crucible at Olney Theatre Center, and the world premiere of Miss Bennet at Round House Theatre. She is a graduate of Yale College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), where she received her master’s degree on a Marshall Scholarship.

Dave Stevens headshot. Stevens is an amputee using a wheelchairDave Stevens was born without legs but was a 3 sport athlete in high school in Arizona. Stevens played College Football and Minor League baseball – the only legless person in world history to do so. He worked 20 years at ESPN and won 7 Emmy’s. He’s a motivational speaker and podcast host, and a professor at Quinnipiac University.

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