|Name Joanna Perry-Folino||Role Playwright|
Joanna Perry-Folino is a playwright, screenwriter, actor and producer. In 2012 she was Executive Producer for Within Reach, an award winning documentary about the journey for sustainable community in America. The film was chosen as the third most influential film for social change in America for 2012. Her short film, The Silence of Bees, (about colony collapse disorder and the American family) based on the prologue to her stage play of the same title starring Jim Beaver, won the prestigious Accolade Film Award in 2008, an Aloha Accolade from the Honolulu International Film Festival,was screened in April '09 at the Southeast New England Film Festival and at the Cannes Short Film Corner in May 2009. She is a full time film and literature professor at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California and was chair and founder of the Drama Dept for 12 years.