Benjamin Hinshaw

Featured Writers 5/10/14

Benjamin Hinshaw

Ben Hinshaw grew up on the island of Guernsey and later lived for several years in London. He holds an MA in cultural geography and is currently at work on a collection of stories and a novel.

 

 

 

Ishelle Payer

Ishelle Payer, a California native, received her BA in English from UC Davis, where, after working with the brilliant and wildly generous creative writing faculty, she returned for her MA. She is currently at work on her Master’s thesis, a collection of very short stories. Her poetry has been featured in Seizure State, published by Gigantic Magazine.

Featured Actors 4/12/14

David Hance

David Hance

David Anthony Hance will read “The Ghost Man” by Austin Smith. Hance has been involved in the theater since the age of ten, after being stage-struck when his father took him to see a Davis Comic Opera Company performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. While he grew up in Davis and graduated from UCD, Hance has lived and worked elsewhere in California for more than thirty years. He has performed in more than 150 stage productions, was the executive director of a community-based theater company and playhouse, a part-time theater instructor at a community college, and a partner in Espressivo! Chamber Theatre, which created short, portable, original musical plays. Hance is active in the theater as a writer, producer, director, singer, and actor. Most recently, he performed the last four summer seasons with the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival. He and his wife, Christine (also a singer and actor), relocated to Davis from San Luis Obispo in November 2013.

Gay Cooper

Gay Cooper

Gay Cooper will read “The Quarters” by Ginny Johnson. Cooper is thrilled to be reading here at Stories on Stage Davis, after appearing many times at SoS Sacramento. She has acted with many theater companies in the area, including Resurrection Theater, Big Idea Theater, Kolt Run Creations, and California Stage. She has also worked in commercials and industrial films, both here in California and her home state of Tennessee. She has always been drawn to the magical alchemy of actor and writer in creating a storytelling experience that is rich and compelling.