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Maureen Morley

Maureen Morley was a member of Chicago’s Illegitimate Players.

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Desi Moreno-Penson

Desi Moreno-Penson is a playwright/actor based in New York. Her play COMIDA DE PUTA (F%&king Lousy Food) was selected as a finalist for the 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. The same play received Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for 2015, is the winner of the 2013 MultiStages New Works Contest, and received its world premiere production @ the West End Theater (NYC) in April 2015 produced by MultiStages Theater Company, www.multistages.org. MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre/Literary Criticism from Brooklyn College, semifinalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, and she has won two playwriting fellowships, as…

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Gregory Mosher

Gregory Mosher is a director and producer of over 200 plays at the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres (both of which he led), on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, and in the West End. Colleagues have included playwrights Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Richard Nelson, John Guare, and Edward Albee; countless leading actors; and directors including Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Notable premiere productions include SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, FREAK, SARAFINA, the recent A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, and over twenty plays by Mr. Mamet including AMERICAN BUFFALO and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. In…

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Lavonne Mueller

Lavonne Mueller’s play LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER FROM PRISON, about Nehru and his daughter, Indira, was produced at the First International Festival of the Arts in New York City and went on to tour in India. Her play VIOLENT PEACE was produced in London and was the “Critics Choice” in Time Out Magazine. Her play LITTLE VICTORIES, directed by Bryna Wortman, was produced by the Women’s Project in New York City and was later produced in Tokyo by Theatre Classic Productions and directed by Riho Mitachi. Her play THE ONLY WOMAN GENERAL, directed by Bryna Wortman, was produced by…

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Stephen Mulrine

Stephen Mulrine was born in Glasgow in 1937. Educated at Glasgow University, Edinburgh, and Strathclyde Universities. MA (Hons) 1st Class, English Language & Literature. Post-grad Diploma in Russian Language. Senior Lecturer, Historical & Critical Studies, Glasgow School of Art. Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. Following a prolific second career writing original plays for radio and television, Stephen began translating plays, mainly from Russian, in the late 1980s. Published and produced work ranges from the great 19th-century classics — Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov — to contemporary drama by Gelman and Petrushevskaya. His adaptation of Yerofeev’s…

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Carlos Murillo

Carlos Murillo is a Chicago based playwright, director, and educator. He is the author of THE JAVIER PLAYS, a trilogy published by 53rd State Press that includes DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE, A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH and YOUR NAME WILL FOLLOW YOU HOME. His play DARK PLAY OR STORIES FOR BOYS premiered at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2007, and has been produced widely throughout the US and Europe. In New York his work has been seen at P73, Repertorio Español, The NYC Summer Play Festival, En Garde Arts, Soho Rep, and The…

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Julie Marie Myatt

Julie Marie Myatt’s play SOMEDAY premiered as part of Cornerstone Theater Company’s Justice Cycle in June 2008. Her play WELCOME HOME, JENNY SUTTER recently premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and will tour to the Kennedy Center in July 2008. Her play BOATS ON A RIVER premiered at the Guthrie Theater in May 2007 and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her play MY WANDERING BOY premiered at South Coast Rep and was featured in the 2007 Summer Play Festival in New York City. Her ten-minute play, MR AND MRS premiered at the 2007 Humana Festival. Her…

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Randal Myler

Randal Myler has received two Tony Award nominations (Best Musical/Best Book of a Musical) and a Drama Desk nomination (Best Musical Revue) for IT AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES, which ran at both Lincoln Center and Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre. LOVE, JANIS, Mr. Myler’s musical biography of Janis Joplin, reached 700 performances at Eric Nederlander’s Village Theater, where he also staged DREAM A LITTLE DREAM: THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS MUSICAL with Denny Dougherty. LOST HIGHWAY received its premiere at the Tony Award – winning Denver Center Theatre Company and then moved to the Mark Taper Forum, the Old Globe,…

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Janet Neipris

Janet Neipris’s plays have been produced at major theatres in the U.S. and internationally, including the National Theatre, London, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, The Women’s Project, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Arena Stage, D.C., Studio Theatre, D.C., Center Stage, Baltimore, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Milwaukee Rep., the Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, and The China Youth Arts Theatre, Beijing. Her awards include two NEA’s in playwriting, two Rockefeller Grants to Bellagio, 1990, for A SMALL DELEGATION, about Americans in China the year before Tiananmen Square, and in 2004, A QUESTION OF COUNTRY, based on a true story about the friendship between a black…

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Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson’s plays include the four-play series, THE APPLE FAMILY (THAT HOPEY CHANGEY THING, SWEET AND SAD, SORRY, REGULAR SINGING (Nominated for Outstanding Play in Drama Desk Awards 2014; Public Theater, 2010 – 2013), NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS (Lincoln Center Theater, 2013), FAREWELL TO THE THEATRE (Hampstead Theatre, 2012), HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST, (Huntington Theater, 2008), CONVERSATIONS AT TUSCULUM (Public Theater, 2008), FRANK’S HOME (Goodman Chicago, Playwrights Horizons, 2007), RODNEY’S WIFE (Playwrights Horizons, 2004), WHERE I COME FROM (National Theatre Connections), MADAME MELVILLE (which ran in the West End starring Macaulay Culkin and Irene Jacob and opened in…

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Sally Nemeth

Sally Nemeth is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been produced by theaters throughout the English speaking world. Published plays include HOLY DAYS, MILL FIRE, WATER PLAY, and SALLY’S SHORTS. Since beginning her television career writing for the hit NBC TV show Law & Order, she has written for every major television network, and produced the documentary film Long Story Short. Her novel for young adults, The Heights, the Depths and Everything in Between, is published by Knopf/Yearling. Born in Chicago, she has also lived in Indiana, Delaware, Alabama, New York City, and now calls Los Angeles…

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Joachim Neugroschel

Joachim Neugroschel was born in Vienna on January 13, 1938, a few months prior to the Anchluss. The Neugroschel family immigrated to Rio de Janeiro in 1939 and to New York in 1941. Joachim Neugroschel graduated from Columbia University in 1958 with a degree in English and Comparative Literature. In a career that spanned four decades, Neugroschel translated more than 200 books from Yiddish, French, German, Russian, and Italian. Not only was he a translator of fiction, poetry, memoirs, and biographies, but also anthropology, art history, literary criticism, philosophy, politics, and religion. The son of the Yiddish Galician poet…

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Brett Neveu

Brett Neveu’s work has been produced by a number of theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, Strawdog Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, American Theater Company, Spring Theatreworks, Aardvark Theatre and 29th Street Rep. He has developed plays with The New Group, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, The 42nd Street Workshop Theater, Marin Theatre Company and is a resident-alum with Chicago Dramatists. He has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club (Sloan Commission), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers’ Theatre and Strawdog Theatre. Mr. Neveu is the…

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Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen is a playwright, screenwriter, and Co-Founder of the Obie Award – winning Vampire Cowboys of NYC. His work, known for its innovative use of pop-culture, stage violence, puppetry, and multimedia, has been lauded as “Culturally Savvy Comedy” by The New York Times, “Infectious Fun” by Variety, and “Tour De Force Theatre” by Time Out New York. The Chicago Tribune praised him as a “refreshing, break-the-rules writer” as Time Out Chicago named his play SHE KILLS MONSTERS one of the 10 Best Plays of 2013. Scripts include WAR IS F**KING AWESOME; SHE KILLS MONSTERS (The Flea); KRUNK FU…

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Frank Norris

Frank Norris (1870-1902) was an author whose major works include McTeague (1899), The Octopus (1901), and The Pit (1903). Norris was born in Chicago but moved west with his family and attended the University of California in 1890. Intent on a literary career, he accepted a job with the San Francisco Chronicle in 1895 and traveled to South Africa to cover the Boer War. As a novelist, Norris explored the impact of emerging economic forces on the individual. He was among a group of turn-of-the-century writers who rebelled against the “overcivilized” conditions of late-nineteenth-century America and the “feminized” literature…

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