All the Ships at Sea - Biographies
Dan Sallitt, Director-Writer-Editor
Dan Sallitt is a former film critic for the L. A. Reader, and has written
for Slate, Senses of Cinema, the Chicago Reader, Wide Angle, the Toronto
Film Festival, and many other outlets. He blogs at Thanks for the Use of the
Hall. His 1986 video Polly Perverse Strikes Again! was
exhibited at Los Angeles’s EZTV Video Center. Honeymoon, a 16mm
feature, followed in 1998, and received praise from critics such as Kent Jones,
Bill Krohn, and Scott Tobias.
Sallitt received a B.A. from Harvard and an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from
UCLA. He currently resides in New York City. Sallitt can be
reached at sallitt at post dot harvard dot edu and some of his film writing
can be found here.
Julie Spiegel, Producer
Julie Spiegel has served as production coordinator on Muhammad Rum’s
Jihad! and as assistant to the producer on Adam Hall’s Shakespeare's
Ghost. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of
Pennsylvania, and lives in New York City.
Duraid Munajim, Director of Photography
Duraid Munajim is a Toronto-based director and cinematographer who directed
the documentary Exile & Empire: 20 Shorts on Iraq, a series of
profiles of present and former residents of Iraq and the Arab world.
His other films include the award-winning time-lapse short Tempus Fugit,
which screened at Rotterdam, Montreal, and other festivals. Munajim
has photographed Lisette May’s upcoming feature Lower East Side Stories
and Victoria Yoffie’s documentary Behind the Screen, as well as
many music videos and short films. He has an M.F.A in Film Production
from Concordia University.
Strawn Bovee (Evelyn)
Strawn Bovee’s film and video roles include her acclaimed performance
as Dorothy Parker in Dorothy and Alan at Norma Place, directed by
John Dorr, the founder of early video collective EZTV. She also played
a lead role in Dan Sallitt’s Polly Perverse Strikes Again!, and
participated in Devo’s interactive CD-ROM Adventures of the Smart Patrol.
Her many stage performances include roles in Tartuffe (with Daphne
Zuniga and Jack Stehlin); Richard III; The Cherry Orchard
(both with Alfred Molina); The Seagull; Three Sisters; Medea;
A Doll's House (with Linda Purl); The Shawl (with Robert
Patrick); Landscape; Family Voices; The Balcony; Journey
Among the Dead; Garbage, the City, and Death; The Unreasonable
Are Dying Out; and Savannah Bay. She is a member of CircusTheatricals,
a theater troupe in residence at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles.
Bovee has also done several performance pieces, including The Dance-Crazy
Kid from New Jersey Meets Hofmannsthal (with choreographer Rudy Perez)
and her own interdisciplinary serial piece, The Astral Tea Party.
Her television appearances include roles in “The Guardian,” “Gilmore
Girls,” “The Others,” “Judging Amy,” “Port Charles,”
and “General Hospital.” Bovee has spent 20 years as a radio
journalist covering modern developments in religion, and has done a journalism
fellowship in Contemporary Religious Movements in America at Harvard Divinity
Edith Meeks (Virginia)
Edith Meeks played the top-billed role of Felicia Beacon in Todd Haynes’
Poison, winner of the Sundance Festival’s Grand Prize in 1991.
She has also appeared in Haynes’ Safe, Russ Hexter’s Dadetown,
Michael Gitlin’s Berenice (1997 Whitney Biennial), and Peter Coston’s
The Snow Field, as well as Dan Sallitt’s previous feature Honeymoon.
On stage, Meeks has performed with the People’s Light & Theatre Company
(Rosalind in As You Like It, Bess in Beth Henley's Abundance,
Dorine in Tartuffe, Nora in A Doll's House, Lily in The
Last Good Moment of Lily Baker, and Flora in The Stone House),
the Philadelphia Theatre Company (A Question of Mercy), the Actors
Theatre of Louisville (Dancing at Lughnasa), Sharon Stage, the HB
Playwright's Foundation, and the Circle Repertory Lab. She is currently
the director of HB Studio, and has taught acting at the HB Studio, Swarthmore
College, the New York State Summer School for the Arts, the New School,
and Hunter College. Meeks has a B.A. from Yale University.
Dylan McCormick (Joseph)
Dylan McCormick has directed the short film Night and Day and
the feature Four-Lane Highway, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca
Film Festival. He also played the lead role of Michael in Dan Sallitt’s
Honeymoon. Dylan, a founding member of the Orchard Theatre Company,
lives in New York City.
Lois Raebeck (Ann)
Lois Raebeck has had a recurring role on “Guiding Light,” played
Conan O`Brien’s mother on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” worked
on most of the soaps, and performed in many Off Broadway, regional theatre
and summer stock productions, most recently playing the role of A in Albee`s
Three Tall Women. She came to acting as a singer, performing
her own program "The Human Condition Through Song" in and around New
York. She is also the co-author of two college textbooks (New
Approaches to Music in the Elementary School and Orff and Kodaly Adapted
for the Elementary School) as well as the creator of a couple of dozen
recordings for children. Raebeck has an M.A. from Columbia University.
Walt Witcover (John)
Walt Witcover has had a fifty-year career in the theater as actor, director,
and teacher. He studied acting with Curt Conway, Herbert Berghof
and Lee Strasberg, and directed in Strasberg’s Actors Studio Directors
Unit, where his production of Verdi's La Traviata won the Actors
Studio Total Theatre Award. Witcover’s Off-Broadway productions have
won three Obie Awards. As co-founder and Artistic Director of the Masterworks
Laboratory Theatre, he has staged over thirty productions of classic plays
and operas, as well as poetry, song and story-theatre projects. Witcover
has taught at the HB Studio, the Stella Adler Studio, SUNY Purchase, and
the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and now teaches exclusively
at the Witcover Acting Studio in mid-Manhattan. Actors he has taught
or directed include Jane Alexander, Barbara Barrie, Ernest Borgnine, Ruth
Chatterton, Robert Clohessy, James Coburn, Alex Cord, Sandy Dennis, Farley
Granger, Terry Kiser, Liz Larsen, John Leguizamo, Anne Meara, Tony Musante,
George Peppard, Charles Nelson Reilly, George Segal, Sylvia Sidney and Jerry
Stiller. Witcover has a B.A. and M.A. from Cornell University.