Michael Meigs graduated from Vanderbilt University in Spanish literature with a minor in drama and earned a master's degree from the University of Kansas in international drama (comparative literature and technical theatre studies). A career with the U.S. Foreign Service took him, his wife Karen and their two children to Africa, South America, the Mediterranean, Europe and the Caribbean. Along the way he earned additional graduate degrees in business, economics and national security studies.
His foreign languages are French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Portuguese and Italian. He is a member of the Swedish Translators in North America (STiNA). The Scandinavian-American Foundation awarded him its 32nd annual translation prize in 2011 for Lars Gustafsson's The Dean (currently being serialized at AustinLiveTheatre). In October 2013 Other Press published his translation from Swedish of Gabi Gleichmann's The Elixir of Immortality.
He established AustinLiveTheatre.com in June, 2008. Since 2009 it has been a sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance. He has published more than 500 reviews of live narrative theatre produced in Central Texas. All are available at the website.
Michael serves as secretary and bursar for the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin, as a staff reviewer for PlayShakespeare.com, and as a volunteer interpreter and translator for American Gateways, assisting refugees and immigrants. He and his wife Karen operate Austin Cambridge ESL, a distributor of textbooks for English language learners.
His e-mail is
and he communicates on Twitter as ALTcom (Michael Meigs).
Catherine Dribb is a writer, theatre performer and director who currently lives in Austin, TX. Bounding through the curtain, off the stage and beyond the box office, Catherine is an avid traveler and an angst-filled poet. She can play a mean game of cards. Like most artists, she holds several degrees in human frivolity which do not pay her rent. And secretly, she would someday like to be the finger that pokes the Pillsbury Dough Boy.
Dr David Glen Robinson has lived in Austin for 37 years and has observed the arts scene for much of that time. His participation has included contributions to dance, painting and theatre, most recently as a producer with Tutto Theatre Co. in their production of Zeus in Therapy.
Brian Paul Scipione returned to Austin Live Theatre in early 2013 after a lengthy professional excursion to the Middle East. His work has been published in Insite magazine, Austin, and elsewhere.