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Robert Guza
Director

Bob is a television writer/producer whose accomplishments, including eight Emmy Awards, put him at the forefront of that profession.  He is currently Head Writer and Consulting Producer on ABC’s  General Hospital.  His other TV credits include Santa Barbara; Secrets; Loving; Models, Inc.; Melrose Place; and Sunset Beach.  His film credits include Prom Night, Melanie and Curtains.  In addition to his Emmys, Bob is also the winner of a Writers’ Guild Award.  He has a BA in Theatre w/Honors from Eckerd College, a degree from The London International Film School, and an MFA in Film (emphasis writing/directing) from USC, which he attended on a Danforth Fellowship.

He has directed numerous plays, including Ionesco’s Exit the King, Tom Eyen’s The White Whore and the Bit Player and, most recently, Lenny Bruce is Back, which ran for six months at Theatre 68 in Los Angeles.  He is co-artistic director of Shelton Street Theatrical, a New Orleans-based theatre production company.   

Bob is developing a stage version of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, for production in 2011 and is prepping a new play for The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Back in Jesus Days, which he will direct in the fall.

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Katy Jacoby
Assistant Director

Katy is so excited to be back working on a John Patrick Shanley evening and is even more excited to be working along side Bob Guza!

Katy was born and raised in  Orange County (and is proud to say it!) After living in Hawaii and going to school at Temple University to study Theatre and Broadcast Communications, she returned home to LA.  She has been in numerous theatre productions.  Some of her favorites are, Lost in Radioland (6 times!), Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Lovers and Other Strangers, Resting in Pieces, Romantic Comedy, Fathers Day, Italian American Reconciliation, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and A Very Merry Happy Kosher Christmas (Wold Premiere by Mark Troy). 

Her most favorite role was Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, directed by Crystal Craft in a 6-month run of the first ever 13 by Shanley Festival here at Theatre 68! 

Televisions credits include, Helter Skelter and American Dreams.  Recent film credits include, Pizza With Bullets, Leo and the pilot Stage 4.