Celeste Raspanti comes to the theatre with experience in producing, directing, performing and teaching. Her published and produced plays include full-length and short plays, the book and lyrics for an operetta, children's plays, religious drama and chamber theatre scripts. She also publishes articles in academic and professional journals. Her special dramatic and historical interest is the Holocaust. She brought the Holocaust to the stage with I Never Saw Another Butterfly, No Fading Star and The Terezin Promise, enriching these dramas with her firsthand information of the camps from visits, oral histories and her friendship with survivors. A retired university professor, Raspanti lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she continues to write and publish.