Carrie Katz/Midnight Rose, Writer, Producer & Director
Carrie Katz is a writer, composer, singer, and musician, founder of the Bay Area’s premiere Pagan Lounge ensemble Rosin Coven. rosincoven.com. When wearing her other hat she is a somatic (body-oriented) and expressive arts psychotherapist in private practice in Berkeley, embodiedbeing.net. She is also the mom of two awesome teenage dudes that teach her about life every day- whether she wants to learn or not!
Dan Cantrell, Music Director
Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano, and musical saw. Dan is appreciated by directors and collaborators for his collection of odd instruments from around the world, his love for the idiosyncratic and flawed beauty found in live acoustic performance, his exploration of haunting and mysterious ambient sound textures, and a proclivity for experimentation with arcane recording techniques. His resulting compositional artistry supports hundreds of cinematic works and performances, and his orchestral and chamber music have been performed with The Oakland Symphony, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, among others. Dan’s compositions for film and television have earned him numerous awards including an Emmy Award and a Golden Gate award.
Daniel Ari, Creative Support
Poet laureate of Richmond, CA, Daniel writes, publishes and performs widely. He teaches performance and generative writing at The Writing Salon in Berkeley, his Richmond home and elsewhere. Daniel produced The 2017 Richmond Anthology of Poetry, the city’s first, representing its diverse voices. danielari.com