Our Authors

Ross Mihalko is a Creative Giant. He's a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, author, and illustrator all rolled into one boyishly-enthusiastic package. His path happily crossed with Donna Swift in 2002, and the dynamic duo has been writing hilarious and heartfelt plays and musicals ever since. He currently lives in Pasadena, California.

Donna Swift is the founder and director of IMP for Kids, a company committed to providing quality theater education and performance opportunities to young people ages 6-21. While working as a teaching artist she met Ross Mihalko and began writing quality plays and musicals for her students. Currently she works as a teacher, director, and playwright on and off the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Brian Weiland believes that his calling in life is to share the beautiful, inspiring and uplifting gift of music with everyone around him. Since 1998 he has been the Music Teacher at the Oak Bluffs School, where he has been the musical director for dozens of musical theater productions. Brian can play “pretty much any instrument you don’t have to blow through,” and he is a very frequent performer all around the island of Martha's Vineyard with many different groups on many different instruments in a wide variety of styles. Brian holds an Undergraduate Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Masters Degree in Education from Walden University. 

Linda Berg is a musician and actor, organist/choir director and composer. She was music director/artistic director for the Children's Theatre of Martha's Vineyard for thirteen years.

© Ross Mihalko and Donna Swift 2016