Artist, Director, Writer


Melissa Gordon is an artist and mom living in a tiny house on a large hill in San Diego, CA. She received her Master’s of Fine Art in Sculpture from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Point Loma Nazarene University. Her artwork ranges from miniature landscape hand-painted necklaces to large permanent public artwork. She spends her time pondering puddles, bird watching with binoculars, photographing flora and fauna, and feverishly painting. For more information on her work, visit


Hannah Ryan's select directing credits include Every Path (La Jolla Playhouse & Moxie Theatre), The Guys (Davenport Theatre), New York Theatre Workshop Gala honoring Des McAnuff & Michael David (Plaza Hotel), Drama League's 100th Birthday Celebration (54 Below), The Big Announcement (Drama League’s Rough Draft Series), Let’s Misbehave: A Tribute to Cole Porter (Mr. Finn’s Cabaret). Resident Director An American in Paris on Broadway. Associate Director: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Broadway, a new musical Circus in Winter (Goodspeed Musicals), The Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama & Barrington Stage Company) Assistant Director to Des McAnuff on Broadway’s Doctor Zhivago and Billy Crystal 700 Sundays (HBO), Christopher Plummer's A Word or Two (CTG), Fetch Clay, Make Man (NYTW), Sideways and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse).  Drama League Director’s Project Fellow. SDC Foundation Denham Fellow

             Mary Haidri


Mary Haidri is the author of two plays, Every Path (La Jolla Playhouse & Moxie Theatre) and Still Life (Keller Gallery). Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Winter Tangerine, Portland Review, Nightingale, Bird's Thumb, and Fairy Tale Review. She is the winner of the 2017 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Award. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

2017 Fairy Tale Review Awards:

Bird's Thumb:

Nightingale magazine: