Elaine Davida Sklar

Elaine Davida Sklar (playwright, lyricist, producer, director, and educator) was the Artistic Director of The Greenwich Repertory Theatre and directed for The Connecticut Playmakers.

Ms. Sklar served as Drama Chairman for The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and cofounded The Children’s Theatre Workshops. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communication from The University of Michigan, and a master’s in education from Manhattanville College. Elaine created the musical Bully No More! published by Tams-Witmark and Concord Theatricals.

Ms. Sklar co-wrote a musical rap adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with Bob Zaslow, and wrote the book for the new blues/pop musical Delilah Sky with award-winning Nashville composers, The Twangtown Paramours. Elaine Davida wrote two bilingual, children’s, English-Spanish books: How I Helped My Grandma Rose, and Gimmee! Gimmee! Gimmee! She is the author of a new murder mystery novel edited by Mary Cole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency and The Good Story Company.

Ms. Sklar directed Stop The World, I Want To Get Off!, Sweet Charity, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Mousetrap, Gypsy, Bells Are Ringing, The Seven Year Itch, 50 Years of Music!, John Wayne’s Movie Has Been Canceled, Two For The Seesaw, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, and The Wizard of Oz. Elaine Davida co-wrote the 12-book, Pick A Perfect Party Series with Jayne Brug Callahan, coming soon on Amazon/Kindle/Barnes and Noble/and IngramSpark. Elaine lives in Vermont, where she is a cofounder of The Spruce Peak Performing Arts
Center.

Bob Zaslow

Bob Zaslow (playwright, filmmaker, lyricist, children’s book author, educator) won a Bronze Award from the American Film Institute for his documentary film, Nadine Valenti, Portrait of a Painter. As an advertising copywriter/creative supervisor, he won a Clio and two Effies. And as book-writer for the musical play, The Seed of Abraham, his show received high praise for its performances at the FringeNYC Festival’s flagship, 220-seat, Bleecker Street Theater. His play, You Were Awesome! was published in Applause Books’ anthology, Best Ten-Minute Plays,
2019.

He also wrote the rap-musical, Bardolatry! which tells the story of Shakespeare’s life through rapping up six of his most popular plays…all with syncopated, humorous lyrics. The play is based on his book, Rap-Notes: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, which has become a tool
English teachers use to make the Bard more accessible. Bob won ‘Best Director’ from The Strawberry Festival for his one-act play, The Rookie.

In addition, his children’s book The Mayfly and the Methuselah Tree, won the Best Children’s Picture Book, spring 2022, from The BookFest. And it was made into a simple and moving
six-minute animated film. He has published fourteen children’s books.

Bob has two master’s degrees. One in Art from Hunter College and the other in Education from Mercy College, where he achieved Summa cum Laude distinction.

Jonathan (Hurricane) Caesar

Jonathan (Hurricane) Caesar is a South Africa-based rapper. He was a Top 52 finalist on Emtees TV show on Gauteng TV Rap4Me in 2017, and a 2018 Shiz Live King of the Booth. He has been featured on Lection's 2019 Luka: Where I Am From? album. He has had regular airplay on community radio stations such as Kofif FM and Eldos FM. He has also worked amapiano sensation The Squad and performed at their annual "Get Down" event. Hurricane Caesar produces, writes, mixes and masters all his own music as well as for other artists.