Dr. Eric Prince, Professor in Theatre at Colorado State University, is a director, playwright and educator, whose doctoral thesis, The Stagecraft of Samuel Beckett, for the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, was the natural outcome of a lifelong interest in the art of Samuel Beckett. Prince has written and published many essays and features on Beckett's theatre, including in-depth interviews with acclaimed performers and interpreters of Beckett including Billie Whitelaw, Sir Peter Hall, David Warrilow, Jude Kelly, Antoni Libera, Pamela Howard, Prunella Scales, Barry McGovern, and has also directed many Beckett plays: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Footfalls, Embers, Come and Go, What Where, Not I, and Play.
Wendy Ishii is the founding artistic director of Bas Bleu Theatre, Fort Collins, Colorado, which inventively staged Samuel Beckett's Happy Days as the theatre's inaugural production in 1994. Ishii is also a master teacher of acting on the CSU faculty. She has performed a number of important Beckett roles to regional and international critical acclaim, including Winnie ("Happy Days"), May ("Footfalls"), Ada ("Embers"), Mouth ("Not I"), and the female protagonist of the prose work" Ill Seen Ill Said." www.basbleu.org
Dr. Laura Jones, Professor in Theatre at Colorado State University is a director and educator who has staged critically-acclaimed theatrical presentations of works by Samuel Beckett throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., including the Bas Bleu inaugural production of Happy Days, and her own adaptation of Beckett's prose piece Ill Seen Ill Said. Jones' doctoral dissertation examined the unique working relationship of Beckett and his American director of choice, Alan Schneider. During a recent sabbatical, Jones conducted practice-led research on the correlation of light and darkness, with sound and silence in Beckett's performance aesthetic.