Poet, playwright, teacher, composer, and director, John Mucci graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University, where twelve of his plays were performed, many of them in collaboration with his co-author, Richard Felnagle. As a writer-director for a major telecommunications corporation, he produced an historic, live, interactive, three-hour teleconference on the Shakespeare authorship question, moderated by William F. Buckley, Jr. Much of his career has been spent working in digital solutions for top agencies in the New York metro area. A noted authority on silent film, he presents classic films for schools, libraries, and institutions with his own live piano accompaniment.
Richard Felnagle earned an MFA in directing from Carnegie-Mellon University and then headed theater programs at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and the South Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1990, he joined the faculty at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona. He is now retired from teaching. In 1992, his screenplay for the short film Sales Call of the Future, written for GTE, was nominated for an Emmy Award by the Boston/New England chapter of the NATAS.