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DINA MORRONE (Playwright & also playing Gina)


Dina was selected as one of the TOP TEN ACTRESSES by reviewplays.com for her performance in The Italian In Me. She is first generation Canadian and her parents are Italian Immigrants from Calabria in Southern Italy. Dina bailed from her home town of Thunder Bay, situated on the cold, snowy shores of Lake Superior and moved to Rome, Italy, where she worked as an actress, tv host, model, writer, and voice over artist. While working in Rome, she had many magical moments. However, the highlight of her time in the Eternal City, besides seeing the Pope, was a meeting with Federico Fellini, which subsequently became the inspiration for a portion of her one woman show The Italian In Me. Dina currently works in voice over: award show announcer, feature films, video games and commercials. MOOSE ON THE LOOSE is very dear to Dina's heart. She dedicates the play to her immigrant parents and grandparents; to all their sacrifices, their long journey over; to the family, friends, relatives, and the country they left behind; to all of the tears they shed, and to all the hearts that were broken in the process. And, oh yes, this play is l o o s e l y based on true events. One day, a moose did wander into her neighbor's back yard. For more information about Dina visit www.DinaMorrone.com


PETER FLOOD (Director)


Peter has 15 years of story analysis at Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, National Geographic Films and Universal Pictures. Before selling out, he directed in New York, Los Angeles and in regional theaters across the United States. He is a Member of the Actors Studio Playwright & Director Units in New York and Los Angeles and has taught acting all over the world, most recently in Milan with an Italian translator he may no longer need after working with the fabulous Dina Morrone to develop and stage her one-woman extravaganza 'THE ITALIAN IN ME' in Los Angeles. More recently he has shuttled between 'MOOSE ON THE LOOSE' for Dina at Theatre West and 'BATTLESHIP' for director Peter Berg on the Universal Pictures, Film44 adaptation of a Hasbro board game for Memorial Day 2012.


STEPHEN RIVKIN (Producer)


Stephen has been an editor in the motion picture industry for over twenty five years. He has worked for some of Hollywood's top directors including: James Cameron, Gore Verbinski, Michael Mann, Norman Jewison, Rob Cohen, Mel Brooks, Wolfgang Peterson, Chris Columbus and Diane Keaton. He was also an Associate Producer on two of the films he edited. Rivkin was recently nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and an ACE Eddie for his work on the mega-blockbuster "Avatar" which he co-edited. He also co-edited the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy for producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski. All three films were nominated for ACE Eddie awards, with a win for the original summer hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." Rivkin is an Art School graduate with a passion not only for film but for live theatre as well. He produced Dina Morrone's highly successful Los Angeles run of her one woman show "THE ITALIAN IN ME" which had its debut at The Globe Playhouse.


ZEKE RETTMAN (Producer)


Recent producing credits include WATER at the Lounge Theatre, BUFFALO HOLE at the Egyptian Arena and COMFORT & JOY at the Hudson Mainstage. Zeke is also an actor/director. He won the 2009 NAACP Award for his direction of RAGTIME at the Hudson Backstage Theatre. Last year Zeke starred in and co-wrote the short film Jenkins County 5th Annual Bumper Sticker Contest, which won the award for best ensemble acting in the National Film Challenge competition. Zeke's son Ben recently turned one year old. He enjoys swimming lessons, pureed vegetables and a good long midday nap.



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