Gary J. Mazzu is now entering his second decade as the Artistic Director of the Powel Crosley Theatre. He has been directing professionally for over 37 years. His credits include Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Importance of Being Earnest; premiers of: Ludlow, A Walk in the Woods, and To Bury Caesar. Gary has directed M*A*S*H actors Jamie Farr in Catch Me If You Can, Gary Burghoff in Tribute, and Bill Christopher in God’s Man in Texas at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse. Gary has directed at MGM Studios and Disney’s Epcot Center and spent over a decade teaching at various universities.
This is Eileen's fourteenth!! production at the Crosley and she is thrilled to once again be a part of the wonderful Bradenton/Sarasota Community! Gwendolyn Crosley has become one of her favorite characters and it is a joy to return to a place that has shown her such kindness. She enjoys hugs, punny jokes, and has hidden a Reese's Cup somewhere in the mansion. Happy hunting. When she is not hobnobbing with guests in Florida, Eileen resides in Cincinnati, OH with her husband Scott and two turtles, Ren and Kohl. She is Co-Manager of ComedySportz Cincinnati and Project Manager for OTRimprov. She travels around the country performing, teaching, and training theatre and improv technique. For more info or to say hello to her, visit: http://www.eileen-earnest.com. She thanks everyone at the Crosley for making this her home away from home, especially Gary, Anne, Sable, and Elliott. She applauds you for supporting live theatre, and to her family: this much and more. Also, she is standing riiiight behind you.