Authors

Naomi Wallace

Naomi Wallace's work has been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Her major plays include One Flea Spare, In the Heart of ...

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Daryl Watson

Daryl Watson is the author of Prime Time (Stella Adler Studios, Abingdon Theater and Lincoln Center Theater as part of the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Playwrights Program), Snap (Judges Panel Award and Audience Award Winner of the 2005 Battle of the Bards in New York City), The Blueberr ...

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Amy Wegener

Amy Wegener

Marisa Wegrzyn

Marisa Wegrzyn's recent productions include Psalms of a Questionable Nature with Lucid by Proxy in Los Angeles, Hickorydickory at Washington University in St. Louis, Killing Women and Diversey Harbor at Theatre Seven of Chicago and The Butcher of Baraboo at ...

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Ken Weitzman

Ken Weitzman’s plays include The Catch (The Denver Center Theatre Company), Fire in the Garden (Indiana Repertory Theatre), The As If Body Loop (Humana Festival), Arrangements (Atlantic Theatre Company),

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Alice Tuan

Alice Tuan was seen in the 2007 Humana Festival with her collaboration on Batch with New Paradise Laboratories. She also authored Last of the Suns (Ma-Yi Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Ikebana (East West Players/Taper, Too), Some Asians (Perishable Theatre, Uni ...

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Jon Spurney

Jon Spurney was co-musical director for the new musical Passing Strange, which opened on Broadway in February 2008. At Actors Theatre of Louisville: Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Regional Theatre: Passing Strange (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Off-Broadway: Passing Strange

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Carly Mensch

Carly Mensch's plays include Oblivion (Steppenwolf’s First Look Festival, Westport Playhouse), Now Circa Then (Ars Nova, TheatreWorks), All Hail Hurricane Gordo (Humana Festival, Cleveland Play House), and Len, Asleep in Vinyl (2nd Stage/Uptown Series). Her work has also been read/workshopped at Playwrights Horizons, M ...

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Michael Lew

Mike Lew’s plays include Teenage Dick (Public Studio, O’Neill, St. Louis Rep, Florida Studio Theater, and Playwrights Foundation workshops; Vineyard reading), Tiger Style! (Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, and Alliance productions; O’Neill, CTG, and Juilliard workshops), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act produc ...

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Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis won Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Book for a Musical for his adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Also with Graciela Daniele, he wrote Dangerous Games and Tango Apaisionado. Other credits include Ballet Hispanico's Nig ...

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Elaine Jarvik

Elaine Jarvik is a journalist for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, and likes to play the conga drum. Her 10-minute Play Dead Right was produced at the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays.

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Rolin Jones

Rolin Jones' play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It received the 2006 Obie Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Productions of Jenny Chow i ...

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an educator, performer, and the artistic director of The Living Word Project, a theatre company dedicated to the aesthetics of post-hip hop performance. In the Fall of 2007, Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian magazine after being named one of America's Top Young Inn ...

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Jennifer Haley

Jennifer Haley is a playwright whose work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Los Angeles Ovation Award and the Francesca Primus Prize for her play, The Nether, which premiered at Center Thea ...

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Adrien-Alice Hansel

Adrien-Alice Hansel is the Director of New Play Development at Actors Theatre, where she heads the Literary Department. She has served as production dramaturg on roughly 45 plays at Actors, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Raisin in the Sun, Spunk, 9 Parts of Desire ...

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Zakiyyah Alexander

Zakiyyah Alexander is a ...

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Gina Gionfriddo

Gina Gionfriddo has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, a Lucille Lortel Fellowship, and a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship. Her work includes After Ashley (V ...

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Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman has composed music and lyrics for The Civilians' Canard, Canard, Goose?, Gone Missing, and (I am) Nobody's Lunch, as well as music for many productions in New York, London, and regionally. He is c ...

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M. Thomas Cooper

M. (Michael) Thomas Cooper studied literature and theatre at Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Portland State University, where he received his degree. In 2008 his first novel, 42, was published by Ooligan Press. Also in 200 ...

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Lee Blessing

Lee Blessing's play's include: A Walk In The Woods (Broadway and London's West End), Going to St. Ives, (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Play, Obie for ensemble performance); Thief River (Drama Desk nomination, Best Play); Cobb (Drama Desk award, best ensemble); Chesapeake, Eleemosynary,Down The Road, The Authentic L ...

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Steven Cosson

Steven Cosson founded The Civilians in 2001. With the company: co-writer and director of Paris Commune, which was recently produced at the Public Theater, and previously at La Jolla Playhouse; co-writer and director of This ...

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