Sean Michael Welch was awarded the 1999 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival John Cauble Short Play Award for Earl the Vampire, and won the 2000 KC/ACTF Region III Ten-Minute Play Competition for Charleston's Finger. He received a special commendation from the University of Michigan Board of Regents in 1999. Past productions of his work include Slab, Try Not to Step on the Naked Man, Rise Up You Bloody Animals and Boise, Idaho. His published work includes Earl the Vampire (Samuel French, 2000, revised 2012), Boise, Idaho (Zoetrope: All-Story, 2000 and Playscripts, Inc., 2012), and Try Not to Step on the Naked Man (Zoetrope: All-Story, 2002). He is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School MFA program.