9.2, Contributor Notes

Isabel Bobrik is a dedicated screenwriter and playwright. She grew up in a suburb of Atlanta with aspirations to bring her written word to life, culminating in plays, screenplays, musicals, short stories, and poetry. She has previously been published in the Chrysalis Literary Magazine, which she presided over and was honored with the prestigious REALM First Class award, an Excellent Literary Magazine certificate from the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, and a Second Place certificate from the American Scholastic Press Association. She recently completed her first short film, “Desidia,” also addressing grief. Looking forward, she hopes to further explore grief’s thematic resonance and scribe more moving works for stage and screen.

Wyn Alyse Thomas (she/her) is a writer, actor, director, and producer from Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Her play “Write Their Wrongs” is published by Playscripts in the #ENOUGH: Every Fifteen Minutes anthology, and her musical “Commitment Issues” is published through Next Stage Press. Her other playwriting credits include “Scared” (Winner: IHRAF Young Playwrights Festival, second place: Nuevas Voces Festival, Finalist: #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence), “Stand. Up. Hit!” (Winner: The Blank’s 30th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, soon to be published by Concord Theatricals), “How to Write a Musical: The Musical” (Semifinalist: the Blank’s 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival), “Beautiful Daughter” (First Place Drama: UWW Creative Writing Festival, Finalist: Prism Theatre New Works, Honorable Mention: Nuevas Voces), “Naomi and Ruth: A New Musical” (Semifinalist: The Growing Stage’s Playwriting Festival for Young Writers), and “More than 21” (Finalist: The Light Youth Festival). Website: wynalysethomas.com Instagram: @wynstagram03

Lizette De la Peña is a 2nd-year Entertainment and Media Studies major with double minors in Theatre and Film Studies. She is the 2023-2024 co-coordinator for Writers’ Room, UGA’s screenwriting club, and an officer of its parent organization, the Entertainment Industries Club. Lizette was born in Mexico City and moved to Acworth, Georgia, in 2nd grade, where she currently lives with her parents and two younger sisters.

Erin Scott Bailey is a current fourth-year non-traditional student seeking his first bachelor’s degree in film studies.  He has already lived a lifetime as a musician/artist/husband/father and is now seeking new endeavors in the film/theatre world.  As a developing writer, for both screen and stage, he enjoys working within the confines of genre, even if it involves combining multiple ones into new forms. As a cinephile, his ideas come from the deep, unconscious folds of film/TV references and scenarios that ebb and flow in his brain, with new material being added quite often.

Liana Jordan is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Georgia studying Finance with minors in Theatre, Film, and Spanish. Her writing interests include playwriting, screenwriting, and poetry. Her one-hour Original Television Series Pilot received 2nd place at the BEA Festival of Media Arts and her poetry has appeared in Stillpoint Literary Magazine. In her free time, she’s either at the movie theater, taking an afternoon nap, or taking a nap in the movie theater.

Bella Smith is from Marietta, Georgia, and is currently studying psychology and theatre at the University of Georgia. She has eight years of experience as an actor and began her playwrighting in 2022. Her works center around the intricacies of different relationships experienced in different stages and contexts of youth. Such works include Puzzled, Cheer, and I Count the Days Until the Last Time I Will Ever Touch You.

Malcolm Montgomery is a fourth-year journalism major and theatre minor at the University of Georgia. Originally from Philadelphia, PA he has spent most of his life in Fayetteville, GA, where he grew up and developed a deep love for history and storytelling. Though still young, he has had the opportunity to meet many people from all walks of life and the struggles for acceptance, understanding, and personal identity and representation that many face. He hopes to be able to bring all people closer together and entertain many through his creative work.