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Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes artist/writer Rick Stasi and actor/singer Michael McQuary.
RICK STASI is an artist/writer/intellectual properties producer with credits at DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Charlton Comics, NOW Comics (Twilight Zone), Eclipse, Disney, Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes & Tiny Toons for Steven Spielberg) and LucasFilms/STAR WARS. Rick also contributes to Wonder Woman Day, an annual charity event that supports shelters for abused women and children.
Rick has taught comics, sequential art and storyboarding courses for more that twenty years, as an instructor with the Shawnee Mission School District, The Westport School of Art and The Kansas City Art Institute. He currently gives individual instruction and career counseling.
Rick is regional talent representative for Kathy Garver, (actress “Cissy”, Family Affair – CBS classic 60’s – ‘70’s sit-com) and voice talent (Firestar) for the animated series, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.
Rick Stasi’s first non-comics related publishing venture, a book of original poetry and musings titled Funny You Should Ask! is in its second printing.
Rick has also produced a 2-CD audio collection of original poetry, musings and music –Talking To Myself (To You!) and performs An Evening With Rick Stasi, one-man shows in live venues.
Currently he is working on an animated version of this collection.
A new multi-media effort titled Ninth Street Theatre Presents– Long Story Short is in the works. www.rickstasi.com
MICHAEL MCQUARY is a character actor of the stage and screen. He posses an uncanny ability to physically transform into a who’s-who of Hollywood Golden Age Movie Stars.
From Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, to Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, His recent cinematic performances have garnered him the moniker of “The Man of 1001 Faces”, a title which is also the name of a new documentary about him.
Michael has moved into the independent film scene in Kansas City, focusing in on broadening his cinematic profile, This move comes after a much celebrated career in New York City’s stage theatre circuits. With the starring roles in the award-winning motion pictures; ‘Corvalo’ (Mile Deep Productions), ‘Keeper and Love Shadow'(Bill’s Eye Cinema), and ‘Bleed Like Us’ (Gordon Asante), ‘Connections’, (Cooper Square Productions/Art in the Loop, and two documentaries that reflect his life on and off stage and screen; ‘Portrait of an Artist'(Cooper Square Productions), and the aforementioned ‘Man of 1001 Faces’ (Taishi Studios), Michael McQuary is a rising star, and one to watch in 2020.
When not acting or performing, Michael is a visual artist, specializing in rapidly drawn portraits known as “Your Essence in Seconds.” Michael’s “Power Sign” jewelry and wall art is avidly collected and can be seen on walls, around wrists, necks and on fingers around the world.