Liz Flahive is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her first play, From Up Here (Manhattan Theater Club in association with Ars Nova) was nominated for both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play and won the John Gassner Award for Playwriting. Her plays have been produced and developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels, Manhattan Theater Club and Ars Nova. She is currently working on commissions from Manhattan Theater Club and The Keen Company. Ms. Flahive also volunteers with the 52nd Street Project, an organization that creates original theater with inner city kids. She is a founding member of the Ars Nova Play Group and is currently writing for the Showtime original series, Nurse Jackie.