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James Edward Luczak

James Edward Luczak (July 7, 1947 – March 7, 2013) was born in Baltimore City, Maryland, and was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended and graduated from Jesuit Catholic High School in New Orleans. He was a playwright and short story writer.

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Matt Lyle

Originally from East Texas, Matt Lyle is a writer, actor, and director living in Dallas, Texas. Matt’s plays have been produced across the U.S. His plays THE BOXER, HELLO HUMAN FEMALE, BARBECUE APOCALYPSE and BIG SCARY ANIMALS all garnered DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards for “Outstanding New Play” and BARBECUE APOCALYPSE was nominated for an American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award. Matt has been commissioned by Theatre Three, Dallas Theater Center and Audacity Theatre Lab. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights’ Center and was honored as the 2018 Distinguished Alum of the…

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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) was a Florentine essayist, dramatist, historian, sketch writer, biographer, dialogist, writer of novellas, poet, statesman, and political theorist. Among his many writings, he authored two plays THE MADRAKE (MANDRAGOLA) and LA CLIZIA. His most famous work is his treatise on political conduct and the application of power, The Prince (Il Principe).

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Bryn Magnus

Bryn Magnus has been a member of Curious Theater Branch since 1989. With Curious Theater Branch, Magnus has written and produced 16 full-length plays as well as countless solo performance pieces. Presently Magnus works as the coordinator of PANG (Producing Arts for a New Generation), a Free Street jobs training program that educates an ensemble of 8 Chicago teens in critical thinking skills that help deepen their personal artistic aesthetic so that they can be presenters of the performing arts. As well, for the past five years Magnus has facilitated writing workshops for MadJoy Theatrics. These workshops have culminated…

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Peter Maloney

Peter Maloney’s plays have been published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc, Samuel French, Inc, and Faber and Faber. LEASH (part of his ABU GHRAIB TRIPTYCH) was chosen as one of the Best American Short Plays 2003 – 2004 and published by Applause Books. LEASH has also been published by Joyce Carol Oates in her quarterly Ontario Review. In its first production, by Signal & Noise Theater, ABU GHRAIB TRIPTYCH was called “a shocking dramatic success as well as a rare example of art confronting our present national dilemma.” IN THE DEVIL’S BATHTUB was published in the Kenyon Review. Mr…

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David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: ROMANCE, BOSTON MARRIAGE, FAUSTUS, OLEANNA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), AMERICAN BUFFALO, THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, SPEED-THE-PLOW, EDMOND, LAKEBOAT, THE WATER ENGINE, THE WOODS, SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO, REUNION and THE CRYPTOGRAM (1995 Obie Award). His translations and adaptations include: FAUSTUS and RED RIVER by Pierre Laville; and THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THREE SISTERS and UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekov. His films include: The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, House of Games (writer/director), Oleanna (writer/director), Homicide (writer/director),…

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Cynthia Mandelberg

Cynthia Whitcomb (nee Mandelberg) is coauthor of the play LOOKING-GLASS and a screenwriter.

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Emily Mann

Multi-award-winning director and playwright Emily Mann is in her 22nd season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre. Under Ms. Mann’s leadership, McCarter was honored with the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. McCarter directing credits include Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize–winning ANNA IN THE TROPICS (also on Broadway), the world premiere of Christopher Durang’s MISS WITHERSPOON (also Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons), UNCLE VANYA (also adapted), ALL OVER (also Off-Broadway at The Roundabout; 2003 Obie Award for Directing), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (also adapted), THREE SISTERS, A DOLL HOUSE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, A SEAGULL IN THE HAMPTONS (an adaptation of Chekhov’s…

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Marc-Michel

Marc-Michel was a French playwright, poet, and journalist. He was born Marc-Antoine-Amédée Michel in Marseille in 1812. His most well-known work is Un Chapeau de paille d’Italie (AN ITALIAN STRAW HAT), which he wrote in collaboration with Eugène Labiche. Marc-Michel died in 1868.

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Pierre Marivaux

Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (2/4/1688 to 2/12/1763) was the most important French playwright of the 18th century. He wrote numerous comedies for La Comédie Française and La Comédie Italienne of Paris, the most famous of which are THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE (1730) and LES FAUSSES CONFIDENCES (1737; FALSE CONFESSIONS). The French word marivaudage signifies the flirtatious bantering tone characteristic of Marivaux’s dialogue. He also published a number of essays in the manner of Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, and two important though unfinished novels, La Vie de Marianne (The Life of Marianne, 1731-41) and…

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Édouard Martin

Édouard Martin was a 19th-century French playwright known for the comedies he wrote in collaboration with Eugène Labiche, Albert Monnier, and Paul Siraudin, during the Second French Empire.

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Reed Martin

Reed Martin co-created and performed in the original productions of THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED), THE BIBLE: THE COMPLETE WORD OF GOD (ABRIDGED), WESTERN CIVILIZATION: THE COMPLETE MUSICAL (ABRIDGED), ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED), COMPLETELY HOLLYWOOD (ABRIDGED), THE COMPLETE WORLD OF SPORTS (ABRIDGED), THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED), AND THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED). He also contributed additional material to THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Reed is a managing partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company and has performed in London’s West End, at Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh…

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Rogelio Martinez

Rogelio Martinez was selected as the first ever Mid Career Fellow at the Lark. A partial list of recent work includes WANAMAKER’S PURSUIT (commissioned and produced by the Arden Theater Co.), WHEN TANG MET LAIKA (Denver Center Theater Co/Sloan Grant.), FIZZ (NEA/ TCG Grant/Besch Solinger Productions at the Ohio Theatre, New Theater Miami), ALL EYES AND EARS (INTAR at Theater Row), LEARNING CURVE (Smith and Krauss New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2005/ Besch Solinger Productions at Theater Row), I REGRET SHE’S MADE OF SUGAR (Princess Grace Award), ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES (Summer Play Festival), UNION CITY… (starred Rosie Perez, E.S.T,…

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Robert Marx

Robert Marx has worked extensively in theatre and opera as an essayist, consultant and producer. He is President of The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, one of New York City’s leading arts philanthropies. Previously, he was Executive Director of Lincoln Center’s New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and director of the theatre programs at both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. He was a senior member of the producing team that developed the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival (part of the 1984 Olympic Games in…

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Christina Masciotti

Christina Masciotti has been described as a playwright with a “distinctive gift” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. In New York, her work has been presented by The Bushwick Starr, New York City Players, Abrons Arts Center, New York Theatre Workshop, The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, and CUNY’s Prelude Festival. Domestic and international presentations include: Arts Emerson’s T N T Festival (Boston); Circle X Theatre (Los Angeles); LaStarria 90’s Desorientacion Series (Santiago, Chile); Theater Bonn (Bonn, Germany); the VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival (Modena, Italy); the International Theatre Institute (Athens, Greece); and,…

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