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Len Jenkin

Len Jenkin is a novelist, playwright, director, and screenwriter. His novels include N Judah, New Jerusalem, and The Secret Life of Billy’s Uncle Myron (with Emily Jenkins). Plays include DARK RIDE, PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT, CARELESS LOVE, MY UNCLE SAM, LIMBO TALES, THE DREAM EXPRESS, and LIKE I SAY. His works for the stage have been produced throughout the United States, as well as in England, Germany, France, Denmark, and Japan. His films include Blame It on the Night, Welcome to Oblivion, and American Notes. He has received many honors and awards, including three Obie awards for directing and…

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Joel Drake Johnson

Joel Drake Johnson is an award winning, internationally produced playwright and teacher who got his start as a writer at Chicago’s critically acclaimed Econo-Art Theater (Lynn Baber, Barb Reeder and Marc Silvia, artistic directors). His latest play RASHEEDA SPEAKING, originally directed by Sandy Shinner and produced by Chicago’s Rivendell Theatre, opened in New York City at The Signature Theatre as part of The New Group’s 2014-15 season. Under the direction of Tony and Emmy Award Winner, Cynthia Nixon, it featured two time Oscar Winner, Dianne Wiest and Tony Award Winner, Tonya Pinkins as well as Darren Goldstein (“The Affair”)…

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Jeffrey M Jones

Jeffrey M Jones is the author of 70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, NIGHTCOIL, and A MAN’S BEST FRIEND; a series of collage plays: DER INKA VON PERU, TOMORROWLAND, and WIPEOUT; a series of “Crazy Plays”: STONE MONKEY BANISHED (an adaptation of Monkey for Ralph Lee), 12 BROTHERS (an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ tale, with Camila Jones); and two musicals: WRITE IF YOU GET WORK (score: Dan Moses Schreier) and J.P. MORGAN SAVES THE NATION (score: Jonathan Larson). His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts, Inc., and Sun & Moon Press. Mr. Jones also is co-curator of the…

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Martin Jones

Martin Jones was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but has lived primarily in places such as Memphis, St Louis, Chicago, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, Maine, Vermont, and Italy. In 1968 he received a B A in English and Theatre Arts from Hillsdale College in Michigan. He received an M A in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Playwriting and Dramatic Literature from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. While at Carbondale he studied creative writing with the novelist John Gardner. For ten years Mr Jones taught in academic theater. He was Playwright-in-Residence at Northern Illinois University, and…

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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924) was a German-language novelist and short story writer, regarded by literary critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His most famous works are The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and The Castle.

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Kevin Kautzman

Kevin is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter originally from North Dakota. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota (BA, History & Philosophy ’03) and the University of Texas at Austin (MFA, Creative Writing, Michener Fellow ’13). He lives in Saint Paul. Kevin first studied playwriting at the Royal Court’s young writers program and has received both the Jerome and Michener fellowships as well as a number of awards and scholarships, including the UK International Student Playscript (COYOTE), the Kernodle and the Southwestern Playwriting awards (DREAM OF PERFECT SLEEP) and the Sewanee and Kenyon playwriting scholarships. His IRIS with…

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Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor’s degree and received a masters degree in playwriting from Yale University. His first stage play was WIDOW’S WALK, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A DARKER FLOWER at New York’s Pocket Theatre, THE TRUNK AND ALL THAT JAZZ at Boston’s Image Theatre, and DIE BLUM IN GERMANY. He wrote over three hundred plays, which have been performed by the Royal Court Rep, the Studio Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Los Angeles Actor’s Theatre,…

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Brett Keyser

Brett Keyser is a writer and performer based in the southwestern Catskills. He is a North American Cultural Laboratory Artist and the Director of Nightjar Apothecary, a scientific-theatrical venture that has to date coughed up six natural wonders, chief among them DARWINII: THE COMEUPPANCE OF MAN. Other works include THE CHRISTMAS LECTURES OF M. NEARANIGHT, TANN, HORNS, AND DEAD DOGS: TALES OF CIVIC EFFLUVIA, and YOU.

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Jon Klein

Jon Klein is the author of over thirty produced plays, produced Off-Broadway and at many prestigious regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage in D.C., Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Center Stage in Baltimore, South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Alley Theatre in Houston, A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and many others. He is probably best known for his play T BONE N WEASEL, which has received over a hundred productions at regional theatres throughout the US, and which he adapted for a TNT Network film, starring Gregory Hines and Christopher…

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Jim Knable

Jim Knable’s play SPAIN was professionally produced at MCC Theatre (dir. Jeremy Dobrish 2007), Summer Play Festival (2006), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (2001), Actor’s Express in Atlanta, New Jersey Rep, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, and various other regional and university theatres. TRUE AND SOLID GROUND was produced at Soho Rep (SummerCamp 2001). EMERSON HIGH was workshopped at NYU with Eduardo Machado (dramaturg) and produced at Half Moon Theatre 2009. GREEN MAN was selected for National New Play Network showcase 2006; workshopped at Ars Nova, Premiere Stages and The River Stage; produced at STAGEStheatre,…

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Clayton Koelb

Clayton Koelb is the Guy B. Johnson Distinguished Professor of German, English, and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A graduate of Harvard College (where he was a classmate of Kenneth Tigar) and of the Harvard Graduate School (PhD 1970), he is the author of many books and articles on European literature and culture. His translation of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice has been in print in the Norton Critical Edition series since 1994. His most recent books are The Revivifying Word: Literature, Philosophy, and the Theory of Life in Europe’s Romantic Age and Kafka:…

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Gil Kofman

Gil Kofman was born in Nigeria and raised in Kenya, Israel, and NYC. He studied physics at Cornell before attending NYU Graduate Film School, and later receiving an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. His play AMERICAN MAGIC, a dark political satire, was produced in NY, LA, and London with music by Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth and Richard Foreman playing the part of the President. It was later published by Broadway Play Publishing along with two other plays, INTERVIEW and PHARMACOPEIA. His play, ENTREVISTA 187, won an LA Dramalogue Award and was later produced at…

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Sherry Kramer

Sherry Kramer’s work has been seen at theaters across the country and abroad, including the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York’s Second Stage, Woolly Mammoth, and The Theater of the First Amendment. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, and an MFA in Playwriting from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. She was the first national member of New Dramatists. She is also an affiliated writer at The Playwright’s Center. She is a recipient of NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts and McKnight Fellowships,…

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Tony Kushner

Born in New York City in 1956, and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Tony Kushner is best known for his two-part epic, ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES. His other plays include A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, SLAVS!, HYDROTAPHIA, HOMEBODY/KABUL, and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, the musical for which he wrote book and lyrics, with music by composer Jeanine Tesori. Kushner has translated and adapted Pierre Corneille’s THE ILLUSION, S.Y. Ansky’s THE DYBBUK, Bertolt Brecht’s THE GOOD PERSON OF SEZUAN and MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, and the English-language libretto for the children’s opera BRUNDIBÁR by Hans…

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Eugène Labiche

Eugène Labiche was born on May 5, 1815. Labiche was a French dramatist who wrote about 175 plays, the majority of which were light comedies or vaudevilles, and the remaining plays were comedies of manners. Labiche died in 1883.

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