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Davey Holmes

Davey Holmes has written for television shows including In Treatment for which he won a writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay – New Series, Damages for which he received a nomination for Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay – New Series, Pushing Daisies, 3 lbs, and Law & Order. He is a supervising producer and writer on Chicago Code. He is also known for his work on Shameless. Davey began his writing career in New York City with a production of his original play MORE LIES ABOUT JERZY at Vineyard Theatre starring Jared Harris, and…

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Ike Holter

Ike Holter is a resident playwright at Victory Gardens Theater and has been commissioned by The Kennedy Center, South Coast Rep and The Playwrights’ Center. His work has been produced across the country from the Goodman and Steppenwolf in Chicago to the Lily Tomlin Center in LA to Primary Stages Off-Broadway. In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama.

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Willy Holtzman

Willy Holtzman’s plays include THE FIRST MRS. ROCHESTER (Portland Stage Company), HONOR FLIGHT (PlayPenn), G.O.B. (PlayPenn), THE MORINI STRAD (City Theatre, ATCA Steinberg Best New American Play Award nominee, had its New York debut at Primary Stages in March 2012); SOMETHING YOU DID (Primary Stages, People’s Light & Theatre, Theatre J, commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage); SABINA (Primary Stages, New Jewish Theatre, Gradiva Award Nominee); HEARTS (People’s Light & Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Asolo Theatre, New Jewish Theatre of St. Louis, received the Barrymore Award, the inaugural Arthur Miller Award and was…

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CJ Hopkins

CJ Hopkins is a playwright, director, and author of miscellaneous other works. His early plays and experimental stage-texts were first produced Off-Off Broadway during the 1990s. Since 2001, his work has been commissioned, produced and has toured internationally at theaters and festivals including Riverside Studios (London), 59E59 Theaters (New York), Belvoir St. Theatre (Sydney), Traverse Theatre and Assembly (Edinburgh), the Du Maurier World Stage Festival (Toronto), the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brighton Festival, Noorderzon Festival (the Netherlands), among many others. His playwriting awards include the 2002 First of the Scotsman Fringe Firsts in Edinburgh (HORSE COUNTRY), the 2004 Best of…

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John Hopkins

John Richard Hopkins (1931 – 1998) was an English film, stage, and television writer. Born in southwest London, he graduated from Saint Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He began his career as a studio manager for B B C Television in the 1950s before establishing himself as a writer on the B B C’s popular police drama Z-Cars during the early 1960s. His plays for the stage included NEXT OF KIN, which was produced at the National Theatre in 1974 with Harold Pinter directing. In film, Hopkins provided finishing touches to the screenplay for the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball, and…

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Alan Hruska

Alan Hruska is the author of several plays, including LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN (The Cherry Lane Theatre, 2015), THE MAN ON HER MIND (Charing Cross Theatre, London, 2013) and NEW HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION (59E59), New York, 2008–09, which he also directed. He is a filmmaker who has written and directed or co-directed four films: Nola (2003), The Warrior Class (2006), Reunion (2009), and The Man on Her Mind (2014). As a novelist, his books include Borrowed Time (Doubleday 1985), Wrong Man Running (Severn House and Thomas & Mercer 2011), and Pardon the Ravens (Prospect Park Books 2015)….

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Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 – 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and playwright. His most famous novels are Les Misérables (1862) and Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). His most famous plays are CROMWELL (1827) and HERNANI (1830).

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Lee Hunkins

Lee Hunkins’s stage works include FREEDOM IS MY MIDDLE NAME (Open Eye Theater); THE BEST OF STRANGERS and SEQUESTERED (American Folk Theatre); ANYBODY I WANT TO BE and JUST ONE STEP (Plays for Living); REVIVAL (Family Classics Theatre); and THE DOLLS (Afro American Total Theatre). Television productions include Hollow Image, a two-hour teleplay for ABC-TV; The Sign Painter’s Dream, Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, and Always My Dad (PBS Reading Rainbow Series). Published works include THE BEST OF STRANGERS (Broadway Play Publishing); FREEDOM IS MY MIDDLE NAME (Dramatic Publishing); and REVIVAL (Sea Urchin Press). Hunkins is the recipient of a New…

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen (1828 – 1906) was a Norwegian dramatist and is considered the father of the modem drama. He first won worldwide attention with A DOLL’S HOUSE (1879). His next play, GHOSTS, dealt openly with the topic of venereal disease and aroused great opposition. He replied to his critics by writing AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (1881), where he showed that an individual may be right while society is wrong. His other plays include PEER GYNT (1867), THE WILD DUCK (1884), ROSMERSHOLM (1886), THE LADY FROM THE SEA (1888), HEDDA GABLER (1890), THE MASTER BUILDER (1892), LITTLE EYOLF (1894),…

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The Illegitimate Players

From the mid-eighties to the mid-nineties, a small group of Chicago Improvisational actors formed a cabaret troupe, forged from the classes of The Second City and invaded a tiny pub on Fullerton Avenue called The Roxy. The result was a decade long love affair with critics and audiences alike. From the very first musical-comedy revue, NEAR NORTHSIDE STORY, the Illegitimate Players proved their staying power. After convincing The Roxy owners to share their back room, converting it into a black box theater, their first revue ran for over a year under the direction of Second City’s own Don DePollo….

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Gregory Jackson

Gregory (Greg) Jackson has performed the roles of Richard Hannay, Man 1 and Man 2 as the sole male understudy in the Broadway transfer of Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS (a total of … several hundred roles). Greg also co-wrote, co-directed, and co-starred in the Off-Broadway hit DUET! with creative partner Erin Quinn Purcell. The duo received a Jonathan Larson grant for their underwater musical-fantasia A FISH STORY and the award for Most Outstanding Overall Production in the 2005 NYC International Fringe Festival with their biker-babe-boobfest GO-GO-KITTY, GO! Regional/touring credits: Geva Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Tennessee…

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Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs is a writer and producer whose work has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film. He is the creator/producer of several popular television series including Boy Meets World, Dinosaurs, Charles in Charge and My Two Dads. His television shows have won the Emmy, People’s Choice, Parent’s Choice, Environmental Media Awards, and more. His play CHEATERS, winner of the Carbonell Award, opened at the Biltmore Theatre in 1978, when he was twenty-two years old, making him one of the youngest playwrights in Broadway history. His next play, GETTING ALONG FAMOUSLY, was produced Off-Broadway at…

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Tom Jacobson

Tom Jacobson has had more than 80 productions of his plays, including SPERM at Circle X Theatre Company, THE ORANGE GROVE at Playwrights Arena, and the award-winning BUNBURY, TAINTED BLOOD, OUROBOROS and THE FRIENDLY HOUR at The Road Theatre Company. THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WAY premiered at The Theatre @ Boston Court and the New York International Fringe Festival (five Ovation Award nominations, four Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle nominations, one GLAAD Award nomination, Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding Production of a Play, PEN Center Award for Drama) and moved Off Broadway to Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. MAKING PARADISE: THE WEST HOLLYWOOD…

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Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry, known primarily for his Ubu plays, began writing in 1888 at the age of fifteen with two fellow pupils at the Rennes lycee. Their project, a comic satire of their physics teacher, Monsieur Hebert, was little more than a childish prank. Eventually, however, this “piece alquemique” would become the world’s first absurdist drama. The first and most famous of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu plays is UBU ROI or UBU REX. This strange parody of Shakespeare’s MACBETH let loose upon the world the grotesque figure of Pa Ubu, a foul old man set on conquering Poland by any means…

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Ken Jaworowski

Ken Jaworowski is a staff editor for The New York Times. His plays NEVER MISSED A DAY, CERTAIN SOULS, and ACTS OF REDEMPTION have been performed in New York, London, and elsewhere. His fiction and nonfiction appear in many publications.

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