Who We Are
Amanda Buck is a writer in the Greater Philadelphia Community with a passion for education and the arts. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers Camden, and a BA in English and Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida. During her time at Rutgers, she served as President of the MFA Student Organization and Co-Chair of the 2014-2015 Student Reading Series. Amanda is a founding member of Cooper Street Journal, where she has acted as both poetry staff and Non-Fiction editor. She is currently co-Fiction Editor of Apiary Magazine. Her writing can be seen in Four Ties Lit Review, Wordpool Press, The Bleeding Lion, The Slag Review, Split Rock Review, Gravel Magazine and more.
Kathy Buck holds a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida as well as an MA in Theatre Education Specializing in Production & Design from Southern Oregon University. Her love of live theatre (especially Shakespeare) is infectious. Kathy has produced, directed, and designed over 200 full length plays and musicals. She is delighted to produce the Chasing Windmills Series where we mesh the written word with multiple other art forms such as music, dance, and multimedia. Kathy is exhilarated to give original artists a voice in the Center City market.
Mike Buck is a local businessman and longtime lover of the arts. Along with his wife, Kathy, he launched Mike and Kathy Buck Designs--an award-winning Costume Design and Construction Company in the Tampa Bay Area. Mike and Kathy Buck Designs has enjoyed working on over 150 professional shows with Tampa Repertory Theatre & Stageworks in Tampa, American Stage Theatre & freeFall Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, and Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, along with many more Equity and Non-Equity houses. MKBD is thrilled to promote original art in the Philadelphia area. Look for many more collaborations in the upcoming years.
C.J. Celeiro is an actor and playwright in the Greater Philadelphia Community. He has performed with Walnut Street Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Media Theatre, Mazeppa Productions, and the FringeArts Festival. His plays have been developed and produced by IATI in New York City, Luna Theater, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Revolution Arts Workshop, and University of the Arts. C.J. holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts.