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Merely Players Presents: Merely Writers
Daniel Guyton. Photo credit: T’Shauna Mae Henry
Daniel Guyton. Photo credit: T’Shauna Mae Henry

When acclaimed playwright and director Joanie McElroy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she was struck by how fleeting life could be. When asked if she had any “bucket list” items yet to accomplish, she replied, “I want to start my own theatre company.” Over the next year, McElroy not only defeated cancer, but she also started Merely Players Presents (MPP), a nonprofit theatre company just north of Atlanta.

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Daniel Guyton
Daniel Guyton

is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Atlanta, GA. His stage plays have been produced nearly 600 times around the world, and he has been published in over 50 anthologies and solo publications. He is the Writing Development Coordinator for Merely Players Presents. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America East.