is a professor of theatre at The Ohio State University and a lifetime creator and supporter of new work. She founded Grandparents Living Theatre in Columbus, Ohio. Joy has also published theatre text books and children's books.
(b. 1949) has been in music, of one form or another, for over thirty years. 10 of those years as a touring musician. He is a self taught lyricist, guitarist and songwriter. His friendship with Joy Reilly goes back 25 years. For the last 10 years he has collaborated with her on such musicals as ONCE I WAS YOUNG..NOW I"M WONDERFUL; I'VE ALMOST GOT THE HANG OF IT"; currentlyTHE DRUID TREE, as composer / lyricist. "I am very happy to be a member of the TRYAD WRITERS GROUP. I feel the diversity of our ages and experience bring a newfound excitement to the creative process." He is a current member and past Vice President of the "Songwriters & Poets Critique" (SPC) a central Ohio songwriting organization with members worldwide. He has donated music to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is currently working on 3 different CD projects from his home studio. His dertimination to getting the music out there to be heard is refreshing.
(b. 1976)Currently serves as a staff arranger with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC and teaches music technology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. Russo completed his Masters degree in composition from The Ohio State University where his principle instructor was Thomas Wells.
As a member of the Tryad Writers Group, Russo has composed and arranged music for the original musicals I Was Young, Now I'm Wonderful and I've Almost Got the Hang of It and co-created The Druid Tree which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland 2000.