Karen Case Cook (DIRECTOR) Karen is most happy to work on Ghosts, her fourth collaboration with Dave McCracken and DJM productions. She directed Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and appeared in Marsha Norman's The Laundromat and John Patrick's The Curious Savage. This past summer, Karen traveled to Beijing China where she directed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the students of Peking University. In 2004, Karen received a Best Actress Nomination-2004 New Jersey Theatre for her portrayal of Professor Vivian Bearing in Wit. Karen's Acting and Directing work-NY/Regional Theatre: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, the Jean Cocteau Repertory Company, Arkansas Rep, Barter Theatre, Oasis Theatre Company, Theatre By The Blind, BraveLad Productions, NY International Fringe Festival, Oldcastle Theatre, the Public Theatre of Maine, NJ Shakespeare Festival, Mt Holyoke Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, Women's Theater Company of NJ. Some favorite roles: Vivian Bearing (Wit), Emelia (Othello), Lubov Andreyevna (The Cherry Orchard), Frankie (Frankie and Johnny) and Elsa Barlow (The Road to Mecca). Karen is ever so grateful to Dave, Randy, Brett, Adam and Melanie, Curtis, Dale who gave so much of their time, their expertise and their hearts in the realization of Ghosts. And, to Doug-Director, Tech Director and Sound Designer-many thanks. I am ever so respectful of your insights, your sensibility, your commitment and your passion.
Doug Spagnola (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) Doug is excited to join the creative team of Ghosts. Favorite Previous Directorial credits include: The Real Inspector Hound, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Life Under Water, Oleanna , The Sum of Us and Mafia on Prozac. Many thanks to the cast for making this a wonderful experience. A Very special thank you to Karen for this fantastic journey!
Dave McCracken (PRODUCER / ADAPTOR) Dave is the President of DJM Productions, Inc. and is proud to be a member of The Glines. Dave has directed many New York productions including DJM Productions' Body and Soul, Chicken Delight, I Owe You My Life, Third and Oak: The Laundromat by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, a hit revival of John Patrick's The Curious Savage, and produced a revival of Mass Appeal in New York City where playwright Bill C. Davis wrote new text just for DJM's production under the direction of Karen Case Cook. He is honored to be working with such a talented cast as this is.

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