Kurt Daw is a professional director and the author of Acting: Thought into Action (Heinemann, 1997). He was also the founding chair of the theatre department at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. Daw has twice been selected as recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities grants, and is currently the Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY. Julia Matthews is currently an assistant professor of theatre at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has held National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships at the Folger Institute and the Aston Magna Academy.