FAYE LANE is a Texas-born, New York- based writer and performer whose unique blending of story and song moved New York Magazine to gush, "She had them gobbling from the palm of her hand. They were howling, crying, falling in love with her." The critically acclaimed Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories, a chronicle in story and song of her childhood in a Texas beauty salon, was the winner of the Overall Excellence Award from the New York International Fringe Festival, the Bistro Award for Best Musical Comedy and the MAC Award for Outstanding Special Production. The show has had a long residency at the legendary SoHo Playhouse in New York and has touched audiences across the country and around the world, from Dallas to DC, from Costa Rica to North Carolina, and made Joan Rivers exclaim, “That girl belongs on Broadway!”

Faye is “one of New York’s most beloved and respected storytellers” and appears frequently in storytelling shows around the country. She is a regular performer for the nation’s premier storytelling organization The Moth, performing for standing room only crowds at such storied venues as The Paramount Theater in Austin, The Fillmore in Detroit, and the 4,000 seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon. She has won the Moth Story Slam, which The Wall Street Journal hails as "New York's hottest, hippest literary ticket” in both New York and Los Angeles. Her autobiographical stories can be heard on NPR's Cityscapes and The Moth Radio Hour, and she is a featured author in the New York Times Best Seller The Moth: Fifty True Stories. Faye has performed her stories at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, and the Future of StoryTelling Summit.  Faye has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

RHONDA FAYE GUNNELS is a fat little girl who sits on the porch of her mama’s beauty shop in Texas. Her mandatory concerts for the ladies held captive under the dryers moved Miss Veda to gush, “Betty, tell that child to sit down and hush. She is a public nuisance!”

Director JAY ROGERS In addition to teaching at the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, Jay has had the pleasure of directing some of today’s top cabaret performers in revues such as the politically-savvy Question W; Ladies and Gentlemen…Natalie Blalock!; Twisted; and Why Lee. Perhaps best known for his Drama Desk Award-nominated performance in Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly (winner of Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle and OBIE Awards), Jay was also an original cast member of Howard Crabtree's earlier revue, Whoop-De-Doo!, and he can be heard on both original cast recordings. On the cabaret stage, Jay has garnered MAC and Bistro Awards for his one-man ventures: Yes, This is My Real Voice! (Bistro Award); Broccolihead (MAC and Bistro); Sucker (MAC) and Eat, Drink and Be Mary (MAC and Bistro). His work with Theatre Tweed and La Gran Scena Opera Company di NY has taken him from the depths of the catacombs of Mother in the meatpacking district to The Grand Opera Haus in Heidelberg.
Musican Director DAVID SHENTON David has established an enviable reputation as a pianist, violinist, composer and arranger. He is recognized internationally as an expert musical director and accompanist. As a pianist David works regularly with renowned singers, in particular those appearing in current Broadway shows. In 2006, he became the official accompanist and musical director for the charitable organizations Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS & Help is on the Way Today. David performs frequently at leading New York venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Feinstein’s, Birdland, Merkin Hall and Joe‘s Pub. At the 2800 seat St. George Theater, David appeared as the opening act for Tony Bennett. He has recently been added to the faculties of New York University and The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. David studied violin and piano at The Royal College of Music, London from where he graduated with the highest honors.
Songwriter KEITH THOMPSON Keith has had a critically acclaimed career as both a musical director and composer. Keith’s original comedy/novelty song revue, Kooky Tunes, has received international critical and popular praise. Following a successful extended engagement at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theater the show had a triumphal Australian tour, and a release of the cast recording. Keith also composed White Lies, Douglas Carter Beane's Off-Broadway revue spoofing the tabloid media. God Lives in Glass, Keith’s newest original show, premiered at NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village and has been presented regionally and in concert nationwide. Keith has been musical director and conductor for the Las Vegas companies of Jersey BoysThe Producers, and Hairspray  and as conductor and musical director for many national tours, he has worked with stars such as Teri Hatcher, Lea Thompson, Donny Osmond, Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz, Sarah Brightman, Jenifer Lewis and Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan.
Songwriter CAROL HALL Carol is a legendary songwriter who has had her songs performed by such extraordinary singers as Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Barbara Cook, Lena Horne, Chita Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Mark Murphy, Mabel Mercer, Olivia Newton-John, Maureen McGovern, Miriam Makeba, RuPaul, Frederica von Stade, Kermit the Frog and Big Bird. Her classic musical The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas won two Drama Desk Awards for lyrics and music, received a Grammy nomination for its cast album, entertained Broadway audiences for almost five years and became a popular film starring Burt Reynolds and Dolly Parton. She has written many songs for Sesame Street and was one of the major contributors to Marlo Thomas’ ground-breaking “Free To Be… You And Me.”
Songwriter LARRY ROSEN is a senior instructor with The Moth, and manages The Moth’s Community Program, which brings storytelling workshops and performance opportunities to diverse communities throughout New York and in selected cities worldwide. Larry has been teaching, directing, and producing storytelling, theater, improvisation, and sketch comedy performance since 1994, through institutions including Second City and The New York International Fringe Festival.
Producer and Lighting Designer ADAM MAGAZINE In addition to producing (and designing lights) for Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories, Adam works on the online marketing and social media for Broadway shows, including John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown and Stick Fly, produced by Alicia Keys. As a lighting designer in the Washington, DC area he worked at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Signature Theatre and Roundhouse Theatre among many other venues. Adam taught lighting design at the University of Maryland, where he received his M.FA. Adam is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the Maryland Bar.