The Writers + Producers

Writer/Executive Producer: Trish Glowacki

IMG_7009_small Trish Glowacki is a thespian, writer, and songwriter. Trish has written many short stories and is working on a novel and memoir.  Her first musical, WARNING: Take Only As Directed, has been adapted for the screen.  As an actor, choreographer and director over the years, Trish honed her skills at Adventure Theatre, a theater for young audiences, in Glen Echo, Maryland.  Her most notable acting roles include Little Red Riding Hood and Chicken Little. Trish has served on many different boards in the D.C. area and is involved with several volunteer organizations.  Raising awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse is her current major focus. Trish and her husband, Tony, live in Washington, DC.  Their children are in various stages of college.  

Co-Writer & Director: James Gardiner

Gardiner_James-1James Gardiner is a director, writer, filmmaker, editor, publicist and professional actor. He wrote the book for Glory Days, which premiered at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA and transferred to The Circle in the SquareTheatre on Broadway. At the age of 23, he was one of the youngest librettists to have his work produced on Broadway. Mr. Gardiner’s work has been produced commercially in Japan, Australia and has appeared regionally throughout the United States and Canada. As a filmmaker and editor, he creates marketing content for non-profit theatres like the Tony Award winning Signature Theatre and The Helen Hayes Awards. As an actor, he has appeared at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, John F. Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, and Everyman Theatre. He was the recipient of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Resident Musical. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and The Screen Actors’ Guild.

 

Co-Composer: Diana Villamor

Diana_scaleDiana Villamor has been immersed in music since she started playing the piano at the age of five. She holds a degree in Music Therapy, which has deeply influenced her work as an educator in the DC area for 25 years, both as teacher and administrator. Diana also teaches piano, guitar and voice; her students have gone on to write musicals and perform on The Voice. She currently runs her B & B in West Virginia, where she continues to teach and is keyboard artist with Douglas Falls The Band, whose Appalachian tunes bear a contemporary twist. Collaboration is a hallmark of her work and she has enjoyed composing the music with songwriter Trish Glowacki for this film.

Presented by: Adventure Theatre MTC

graylogofinalorange Adventure Theatre (founded in 1951) and Musical Theater Center (founded in 1986) merged into one organization in 2012. The combined entity is called Adventure Theatre MTC. Located in Glen Echo Park (Glen Echo, MD) and The Wintergreen Plaza (Rockville, MD), Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) cultivates new generations of artists and life-long audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and experiences and by providing young people the highest quality training in musical theater and theater. The ATMTC Academy offerings complement the National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning, providing a challenging outlet for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful performers – including self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence. ATMTC Academy Alumni have numerous Broadway, national tour, TV and film credits. ATMTC fosters collaborations and partnerships with local and national arts, humanities and civic organizations. These collaborations, which have been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally, help to ensure that all of our programming is diverse, affordable and accessible. Adventure Theatre MTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Visit Adventure Theatre MTC’s Website

Produced by: Chiet Productions

CHIET PRODUCTION LOGO2_transparent Chiet Productions is a professional & innovative Baltimore/Washington D.C. based full-service multimedia production company offering video production, photography, and graphic/web design, as well as online media branding/content and strategy. We specialize in producing promotional content that tells our clients unique story in a compelling and cinematic style that will be successful in today’s digital advertising platform, with particular emphasis on showing their customers the people behind the product or service, and the story behind the company; thus turning customers into fans. We have all different types of clients from small companies to corporate businesses, and non-profits to music artists, trying to provide professional, effective, high quality, yet affordable work. In these modern times where businesses can be more abundant and competitive than ever, people have more and more options to choose from. Successful companies need something special to make them stand apart, and we believe that is not a gimmick or expensive advertising campaign. Its passionate individuals with their own unique stories, and a custom content media crew to bring their own “movie” to life. Visit Chiet Productions’ Website