Ariadne Blayde is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Playwriting at Fordham University, where she has written and produced several one-act plays. In fall 2008 she won the VSA Playwright Discovery Award for her play The Other Room, which had its world-premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also writes academically and is featured in the volume True Blood and Philosophy, part of the hit Pop Culture and Philosophy series published by Blackwell-Wiley. Ms. Blayde is also trained in acting and directing and studied for four years at Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation's premier boarding high school for the arts. She now lives in New York City with her boyfriend and two cats.