Marc Peter Reyna—Writer
Throughout his career with Covenant Players, a repertory theater company, Marc Peter Reyna served in a variety of capacities—actor, director, producer. He never imagined that ‘writer’ would be added to that list. The urge to write arrived with a lost shoebox of old baseball cards. The moment he smelled cardboard, stacked and banded into teams, and saw the faces of those old players looking up at him he began to tell a story--Diamond Stars is the result.
Touring as an actor, Peter performed thousands of times in a variety of venues around the globe. He also co-wrote and performed in the one-man show entitled “Mungo!,” based on the life and legend of the 1930s Brooklyn Dodgers fireballer Van Lingle Mungo, which had a sold-out run at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival with plans to tour at various baseball-themed venues throughout the country.
Reyna has always had a deep love of baseball and stories that involve the game. More than once he has wished he could have been on hand for one of those historic events. The answer brought him to the old Polo Grounds for the 1934 All-Star Game, so he could experience it first hand with a group of individuals who love the game as much as he does. Thanks for coming along…
James Harmon Brown—Writer
James Harmon Brown is a Emmy-Award-winning writer who began his career as executive story editor on the iconic nighttime soap “Dynasty,” before moving on to daytime TV as head writer for such series as “All My Children,” “The Guiding Light” and “Port Charles.” He also co-created the ABC-TV daytime drama “The City.” His other television credits include “Father Dowling Mysteries” and the ABC TV Movies “Rich Men, Single Women” and “The Love Boat Valentine's Day Cruise.”
As a playwright, Brown's most recent work, “The Groyser” was a winner at the 2014 Ashland New Play Festival which is held each year in Ashland, Oregon and was a featured play in the Spring 2016 edition of the Proscenium Theatre Journal. In addition, Brown's one-act play “Close Your Eyes” was named “Best Play” at the 2014 Pittsburgh New Works Festival and was among the featured works in the prestigious Great Plains Theatre Festival which is held each year in Omaha, Nebraska.
Prior to his television and playwriting careers, Brown was a feature writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Brown won his Emmy Award as a writer on “The Guiding Light.” He's also a five-time Emmy nominee and six-time nominee for the Writer's Guild of America award.
Brown also co-wrote with director Curtis Clark “Meridian,” a short film commissioned by Netflix and currently streaming on the network. A full-length series treatment for “Meridian” is currently in development.