Marilyn Heberling       giom grech      Eileen Charbonneau

Marilyn Willits Heberling 

has a Masters Degree in Theatre and has spent over 35 years working in university, community and youth theatre as a director, instructor and actress.  She worked with the University of Michigan’s first Experimental Theatre Festival, and developed a “Theatre in Unexpected Places” program performing in art galleries, football fields and living rooms. Marilyn’s theatre groups were invited to several International Theatre Festivals in Portugal, England, and Wales.  In New York, Marilyn has worked in over 10 different school systems offering Theatre Artist Residencies through Poughkeepsie Bardavon Theatre, BOCES and Art Councils in Playwriting, Shakespeare, Creative Writing, History through Drama, Oral Interpretation, Mask making  and Video work. She was a founding member of the Philipstown Players in Garrison where she directed 20 adult and youth productions, developed and directed the summer Young Playwrights Festival and produced their adult One Act Festival for 6 years.  She has worked with M & M Productions, a professional theatre company that performs in area libraries, for the past 5 years.

giom grech

has appeared throughout the Hudson Valley with theatre groups ranging from the Depot Players, M&M Productions, and A Class Act.  A teacher and poet, giom has developed the Stirring Words program, a cognitive therapeutic that both entertains and stimulates expression of thoughts, ideas, and feelings about the natural environment, current and seasonal events, celebrations and the simple pleasures of daily life.  He has brought his programs into hospitals and nursing homes to actively engage, improving orientation and awareness, self-esteem, well being and social interaction.

Eileen Charbonneau 

has presented storytelling and workshops that reflect her Native American and Celtic roots.  She's appeared at Boscobel Restoration, Van Cortlandt Manor, libraries and schools throughout the Hudson Valley.  She's acted and directed for the Garrison Depot Theatre, FDR Players, Queen City Rep, D&F Players, Rhinebeck Theatre Society, and the Schoharie Creek Players,  Her play, Manituwak, won a grant from the Ensemble Studio Theatre Company of New York City.  Eileen is the award-winning author of 9 published novels.