When Maria Krovatin heard laughter is the best medicine, she realized she was plagued with a sickness. After graduating from Kenyon College with honors in History, she returned to New York to pursue her other great passion: entertaining.In 2011 she co-founded Calliope Theater Company along with three Kenyon alumni. Calliope has produced full scale productions, one act festivals, concerts, and readings at The Flea Theater, Judson Church, HERE Arts, Medicine Show Theater, and Dixon Place. Calliope relies heavily on collaborative long form improvisation to create new works. Maria also assistant produced daytime on ABC and starred in Re:Verse, a half hour comedic pilot that was named the 2014 New York Television Festival’s Best of the Fest and Audience Award winner. Maria's comedic work has been seen on Funny or Die, at The People’s Improv Theater, Upright Citizen’s Brigade New York, The Comedy Cellar, and Cakeshop.Since 2015 she has lived in Los Angeles, pursuing her screenwriting career with Sam. Maria has a low voice, high hopes, and detests avocado.
After graduating magna cum laude from the Creative Writing program at the University of Pennsylvania, Samantha Wishman knew she wanted to put pen to paper with purpose.She studied gender and sexuality law at Columbia Law School, and completed an independent study surveying the wide canon of feminist and queer legal theory. In her third year she founded the Morningside Muckraker, an online, independent, student monthly that has drawn over 20,000 readers from 141 countries to engage in thought and discussion about effecting social and institutional change through law. She also interned for Justice Anne Patterson of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, was a Summer Associate at the New York office of Arnold & Porter, and was a "lady captain" of the CLS softball club.Sam graduated from law school as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and is an active member of the New York Bar. She is currently a Founding Partner at Women’s Media Lab, an incubator that grows women-led startups.