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Ruff Yeager
- As an award-winning playwright and director, Ruff's creative work has been enjoyed by audiences from San Diego to Provincetown.  Produced plays include "She-Rantulas from Outer Space - in 3D!", "Friends of Dorothy" (Diversionary Theatre);  "Bronze" (Sledgehammer Theatre, Compass Theatre);  "Dance on the Sun", "Romeo, Romeo and Juliet", "Cool as We Fly", "El Jardin Secreto" (Vox Nova Theatre Company); "Oedipus in the Tragi-Comic Bathtub", "Come to Life!" (Southwestern College).  Plays recently directed include the following: for Diversionary Theatre: "She-Rantulas from Outer Space - in 3D!", "Bent", "Friends of Dorothy"; for Scripps Ranch Theatre: "The Sunshine Boys", "Brooklyn Boy"; for Coronado Playhouse: "The Man Who Came to Dinner"; for Sledgehammer Theatre: "[sic]", "Bronze"; for Vox Nova Theatre Company: "The Tutor", "Arrow to the Heart", "The Waves"; for Compass Theatre: "American Buffalo", "Medea", "Come Back to the 5-and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean". As an adjunct instructor at Southwestern College he has directed "The Laramie Project", "Night of the  Iguana", "Balm in Gilead", "The Bomb-itty of Errors", "Anon-ymous", "Simply Maria or The American Dream", "Macbeth" and many others.  Awards: San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play; KPBS awards for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Acting Ensemble, Outstanding Original Music for a Play; finalist in the Disney/ASCAP musical theatre workshop, directed by Stephen Schwartz.
 

Phil Johnson performed on Broadway in Les Miserables, in the Canadian production of Sunset Boulevard, and toured with Les Miz and the 1st National Company of Miss Saigon. He is an actor, writer and singer, now in San Diego and L.A.

Phil’s acting work includes: Man Who Came to Dinner (SD Critics Circle Craig Noel Award) at Coronado Playhouse; Mistakes Were Made (West Coast Premiere), & Little Shop of Horrors at Cygnet Theatre; Hound of the Baskervilles (Original solo show, funded by the SD Foundation), Putnam County Spelling Bee, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Pageant, & Leading Ladies at North Coast Repertory Theatre; The Mousetrap at Moonlight Avo Playhouse; How The Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe Theatre; Pete n’ Keely and American Rhythm at Lamb’s Players; The New Century at Diversionary Theatre.

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