coming in hot





"Happily, the play is not a simple antiwar exercise, but travels the route of the best theater."

Lisa Bowden is the Publisher and co-founder of Kore Press. She is the editor of Autumnal: A Collection of Elegies, and co-editor with Shannon Cain of Powder: Writing by Women in Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq. Most recently Lisa co-adapted, directed and produced Coming in Hot. A poet who works with dancers and musicians, Lisa is also a book and graphic designer, garnering a few design awards along the way, including an ADDY. She has served on non-profit boards for 20 years, and currently is on the advisory board of Girls Write Now. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Lisa has spent time in London and Barcelona.






"...a showcase for one of the region’s top professional acting talents."


Jeanmarie Simpson was born in rural Arizona in 1959. Her family moved to Toronto in 1970 and she fell in love with the theatre after seeing, with her 7th grade class, the legendary production of Godspell (featuring Gilda Radner, Eugene Levy and Martin Short) at the Bayview Playhouse. She performed dozens of roles in regional theatre and stock in the US and Canada and began directing while still in her teens. Jeanmarie is Founding Artistic Director of the Nevada Shakespeare Company, from which she retired in 2008. She wrote and performed 263 times the play A Single Woman, about the life of first US Congresswoman and lifelong pacifist, Jeannette Rankin. She also starred in the film version that featured Judd Nelson, the voices of Martin Sheen and Patricia Arquette and the music of Joni Mitchell. In 2007, she appeared at the historic Beverly Hills Theatre 40 in the American premiere of the solo tour-de-force Shakespeare's Will, produced by Leonard Nimoy and directed by his wife, Susan. Jeanmarie is a practicing Quaker and life member of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). While attending a December 2008 meeting of WILPF's Tucson branch, she met Shannon Cain, co-editor of the anthology Powder: writing by women in the ranks from Vietnam to Iraq. The two quickly agreed that the book would make a terrific theatre piece, and Coming In Hot was conceived. Following an adaptation and rehearsal period of nine months, the play opened at Tucson's Rhythm Industry Performance Factory. Jeanmarie is the mother of Domenic and Paul Stockton and Emily Harbaugh. She is the grandmother of Casey Joel Stockton. Her son, Paul, in the Navy since July of 2000, is currently in Afghanistan as part of a Naval Construction Battalion. She is married to artist-entomologist Gene Hall.





"I heard angelic music. I heard the music of soil, of death, of passions confined, plundered, gushing." 

Vicki Brown has been performing and recording in the US and abroad since 2003. Music from her first album, Winter Garden, appears on Kore Press' Autmunal, and is featured on NPR's Second Stage. Her second release, Seas and Trees, got CD Baby's Editor's Pick for Avante-Garde genre. She has composed music for the University of Arizona Repertory Theater's 2009 production of Rum & Coke. Vicki does compositional improvisation with dancers, writers, and musicians.

Vicki has toured and/or shared stages with:


• Steve Wynn

• Album Leaf • Hugo Race

• DeVotchka • Jon Langford

• Amy Rude • Amparo Sanchez

• Corde • Vinicio Caposella • Nicolai Dunger

• Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter • Sparklehorse

• Woven Hand • Marianne Dissard

• Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta

• Marie Frank • Brian Lopez

• Kristin Hersh

• Paul Horn


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