tim_sandlin_150Tim Sandlin, Director:  Tim is a novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Sex and Sunsets, Western Swing, Honey Don’t, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, Rowdy in Paris, and the GroVont Quartet, including his newest novel, Lydia. Movie credits include the Showtime original Floating Away, based on Sorrow Floats, and Skipped Parts, a TriMark film. He is also a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and has judged several writing competitions, including the Western States Book Awards.

Anne Marie Wells, Assistant Director: Anne Marie moved to Jackson in 2014 after graduating with a Masters of Science from the Universdade de Coimbra in Portugal where she published her children’s book, Mamã, porque sou uma ave?/Mommy, Why Am I a Bird? Since then she has spent a large part of her time active in Jackson’s community theater as an actress, playwright, and founding member of the playwriting group, First Folio. She earned first place in the Riot Act New Play Festival in 2017 for her play, Love and Radio (and Zombies… Kind Of), and earned second place in 2018 for her play, Last. Only. Best. Two of her other theatrical works have been produced locally: Miss Snicklefritz’s Murder Mystery: Ghouls, Duels, and Deals and The Unhappy Holiday Party. She is also an avid storyteller, having performed in several Cabin Fever Story Slams as well as The Moth Mainstage. When she’s not writing or performing, she’s reading, playing piano, or outdoors with her dog, Isabella Bird.