About the Directors & Producers

David J. LeMaster is a novelist, photographer, English professor and Playwright in Residence at San Jacinto College Central.  

His plays have been included in Smith and Kraus’s collections, anthologized by Prentice Hall, published by  Brooklyn Play PublishersThis Month Onstage, Encore Performance PublishingHeuer Publishers, and many others.  

He has published short stories with Eclipse Literary Journal,RE:AL, StorySouth, Exquisite Corpse, Fiction Warehouse, Eclectica, Antithesis Common, Spoiled Ink, The Southern Anthology and Kennesaw Review. 

His most recent work as a play director includes  Over Here/Over There at SJ South, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf  and  Miracle on 34th Street at Clear Creek Community Theatre, Spam-a-Lot and Seussical the Musical.

Sibby Wieland, writer, producer and co-director of War of the Worlds, 1968 - in front of 1960s era space monument in Houston

Sibby Wieland is a writer, director, media producer and instructional designer.

She previously wrote and produced “Over Here, Over There”, an adaptation of the original half-hour production by Eric Somer and Meredith Ludwig, and co-wrote “The Black Cat” for the 2009 National Audio Theatre Festivals, which she also directed. She founded and chaired the 2013-2014 Veterans in Our Community Film Festival in Houston.

She has been a persistent advocate of modern audio drama and historic “old time radio”: she created World Audio Drama Day (http://www.audiodramaday.com) in 2013. She moderated a panel on audio drama and filmmaking at the South by Southwest Film Festival and acted as guest host and curator of Radio Drama Revival, a podcast which has enjoyed over 1 million cumulative downloads.

She is a San Diego Press Club award-winner for her written work. Her bylines include Strange Horizons, Old California Gazette, Mature Focus, educational magazine Appleseeds,  indie music magazines Ella and XX Sound, and The Valley Advocate (CA). Her literary credits include Parting Gifts, The Aurorean, The Coffee House (UK) and The Sigurd Journal.

Her award-winning, 1990s website She’s Got the Beat was one of the first to chronicle women’s role in popular music. She is a former managing editor of Techniquelle.com, and former contributing editor for the educational website Inventors Network.

 

D. Jarvis, who is coproducing, is an aerospace engineer with an interest in NASA history.

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