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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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Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in-Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City. LaBute’s plays include: BASH: LATTER-DAY PLAYS, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, THE MERCY SEAT, THE DISTANCE FROM HERE, AUTOBAHN, FAT PIG (Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy), SOME GIRL(S), THIS IS HOW IT GOES, WRECKS, FILTHY TALK FOR TROUBLED TIMES, IN A DARK DARK HOUSE, REASONS TO BE PRETTY…

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Frank Langella

Frank Langella’s Oscar nomination for playing former president Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon came after three decades as a celebrated New York stage actor. Langella’s always been on stage — right out of Syracuse University (1959) and into regional theater, summer stock and, by 1963, New York. After three Obie Awards, he made his Broadway debut in SEASCAPE (1975) and won a Tony award. His turn on stage as the star of DRACULA earned him a Tony nomination (1978) and a role in the film version (1979). He’s mostly known as a stage actor — he won…

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D Lee Miller

D Lee Miller is a playwright. Her plays include THE RECIPE and ORIGAMI TEARS.

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Elaine Lee

In 1976, Elaine Lee fled eastern North Carolina, taking refuge on the Isle of Manhattan. She landed acting work almost immediately, and in 1980, was nominated for an Emmy for her role on NBC-TV’s The Doctors. With a group of young actors, she formed Wild Hair Productions and began co-writing plays with her sister, Susan Norfleet, including BRIEF CASES and THE CONTAMINATION OF THE KOKOMO LOUNGE. While working on the science fiction play, STARSTRUCK (Broadway Play Publishing), Ms. Lee met renowned fantasy artist, Michael Kaluta, and was lured out of television, into the exciting and much less profitable world…

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Susan Norfleet Lee

Susan Norfleet Lee (also Susan Norfleet), an actress and stand-up comedian who works under the name Susan Norfleet, has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, as well as Comic Strip Live, Evening at the Improv, The Rosie O’Donnel Show, The A List, V H 1’s Stand-Up Live and Jonathan Winters’ and Elayne’s Boosler’s Showtime specials. In 1994, she was featured on Bob Hope’s Young Comedians special. On the concert circuit, she has opened for noted musical talents The Judds, Peter Allen, Sheena Easton and k d Lang. Her film roles include parts in…

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John Leicht

John Leicht is a playwright and novelist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. John was Playwright-In-Residence for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater from 1986 – 1995. His mainstage productions at the M R T were AN AMERICAN JOURNEY (with Kermit Frazier) and MOOT. Other notable plays are a stage adaptation of Huckleberry Finn and The Irish Chord (with Michael Neville) for First Stage Milwaukee; SEQUOYAH, THE TRAIL OF TEARS for the Cherokee Heritage Center, CAFÉ DES BON TEMPS (also with Michael Neville) for Playwrights Studio Theater, and a new play CIVILIZATION. John’s novels are Gardyloo! and Making the Music. John, his…

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Rosetta LeNoire

Rosetta LeNoire was born on August 8, 1911. She was an African American actress and producer. From New York City, her birth name was Rosetta Burton. She came from a family with connections in the growing artistic scene of the Harlem Renaissance. As a teen, LeNoire took piano lessons from the legendary composer Eubie Blake. She first performed professionally in 1926 as a dancer in a revue with her uncle, Bill Bojangles Robinson, and in 1936 played the First Witch in a production of MACBETH. She reached Broadway in 1939 alongside her uncle in THE HOT MIKADO and later…

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Brett C Leonard

Brett C Leonard has been a member of New York’s acclaimed LAByrinth Theater Company since 2003. His stage plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Berlin and Sydney. In early 2010 his play THE LONG RED ROAD was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in an extended-run world premiere at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 2008 UNCONDITIONAL was directed by Mark Wing-Davey in its world premiere production by LAByrinth Theater Company at New York’s Public Theater, and is published in Smith & Kraus’ New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2008. In 2004 his play GUINEA…

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Mildred Inez Lewis

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theatre, film and the digital space. 2020 virtual productions include HOW’S THE STORE? for Company of Angels, SUBMERGED for Actors Circle Ensemble and Goodly Frame, published by Extinction Rebellion. CowGirls was published by Breathe Fire literary magazine. PIECE WORK for the Roots and Wings Project, Women at Work series. In 2018, she wrote a new play SONS OF FOX, DAUGHTERS OF CNN for the PLAY LA Humanitas Prize.

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Norman Lock

Norman Lock has written novels, short fiction, and poetry as well as stage plays, dramas for German radio, a film for The American Film Institute, and scenarios for video-art installations. His plays have been produced in the U.S., Germany, at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Turkey, and Poland. His work has been translated into Dutch, German, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Greek, and Japanese. He received the Aga Kahn Prize, given by The Paris Review, the Literary Fiction Prize, given by The Dactyl Foundation of the Arts & Humanities, fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council…

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Matthew Lombardo

MATTHEW LOMBARDO (Playwright) Broadway: HIGH with Kathleen Turner at the Booth Theatre and LOOPED starring Valerie Harper in a Tony-nominated performance at The Lyceum Theatre. Off-Broadway: WHO’S HOLIDAY! (w/ Lesli Margherita) at the Westside Theatre; TEA AT FIVE (w/ Kate Mulgrew) at the Promenade Theatre; MOTHER AND CHILD (w/ Ann Wedgeworth) at Second Stage; END OF THE WORLD PARTY at the 47th Street Theatre (director) and GUILTY INNOCENCE at The Actors’ Playhouse. His work has been produced at such prestigious theaters as Hartford Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre…

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Adam Long

Adam Long is the co-creator, co-writer and director of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), which ran in London’s West End for nine years and was nominated for an Olivier Award. THE COMPLETE WORKS also ran Off-Broadway twice and continues to enjoy numerous successful tours throughout the world. His feature-length film THE BARN won The Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards. Adam has written for Disney (DUDE THAT’S MY GHOST, HISTORY ON TOAST and LAST MINUTE BOOK REPORTS), PBS (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)), Channel Four UK (TRIGGER HAPPY TV…

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