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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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Jonathan Norton

Jonathan Norton’s work has been produced or developed at Dallas Theater Center, PlayPenn, Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, TeCo Theatrical Productions, Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Castillo Theatre, Soul Rep Theater Company, Nouveau 47, CrossOver Arts Theater, African American Repertory Theater, and the South Dallas Cultural Center. His play Mississippi Goddamn was a finalist for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg ATCA New Play Award, and was the winner of the 2016 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award. He was also a recipient of an Artistic Innovations Grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance. He is also a proud two-time…

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Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and a screenwriter. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include SWEAT; BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); RUINED (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award); INTIMATE APPAREL (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE (OBIE Award); CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY; LAS MENINAS; MUD, RIVER, STONE; POR’KNOCKERS; and POOF! She is currently developing a…

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Dan O’Brien

Dan O’Brien is a playwright, poet, librettist, and a 2015–16 Guggenheim Fellow in Drama & Performance Art. His latest play, THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIR FOR THE STAGE, premiered at Boston Court Pasadena, directed by Michael Michetti, and received the 2018 PEN America Award for Drama. His play about the Battle of Mogadishu and the haunting of war reporter Paul Watson, THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN, premiered at Portland Center Stage, directed by Bill Rauch, and ran Off-Broadway at Primary Stages (New York Times Critic’s Pick), directed by Jo Bonney, in London at the Gate Theatre, directed by…

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Eugene O’Neill

Eugene Gladstone O’Neill was born in October 1888, in New York City. Widely considered America’s foremost dramatist, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1936. His masterpiece, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (produced posthumously in 1956), is at the apex of a long string of great plays, including BEYOND THE HORIZON (1920), ANNA CHRISTIE (1922), STRANGE INTERLUDE (1928), AH! WILDERNESS (1933), and THE ICEMAN COMETH (1946). O’Neill passed away at the age of 65 in November 1953.

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Isaac Oliver

Isaac Oliver is an award-winning playwright, author, and performer who hails from Baltimore, Maryland, and currently lives in New York City. His debut collection of essays, INTIMACY IDIOT, was published by Scribner. His plays include ELECTRA IN A ONE-PIECE, EDDIE GOSHEN IS DEAD, and the ten-minute plays “3, 2, 1,” “Film Forum,” and “Come Here” (New York Innovative Theatre Award, Outstanding Original Short Script). He is a graduate of Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Fordham College at Lincoln Center and a MacDowell Colony Fellow.

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Sally Ordway

Sally Ordway is an American playwright and librettist. She attended the Yale Drama School as an undergraduate and earned her Masters of Fine Arts in theatre from Hunter College in New York City. Ordway’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally, most notably through the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. She has also been a fellow at McDowell Colony and the Edward Albee Foundation

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Dave Osmundsen

Dave Osmundsen is a playwright and dramaturg whose work has been seen and developed at the Kennedy Center, B Street Theatre, the William Inge Theatre Festival, the Midwest Dramatists Conference, Phoenix Theatre Company, and others. His play LIGHT SWITCH was a semi-finalist for the 2020 National Playwrights Conference, a finalist for the Carlo Annoni Playwriting Prize, and was longlisted for the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award. His one-act, A FIREWORK UNEXPLODED, was published in the inaugural issue of The Dionysian and was a semi-finalist for the NYC Audio Theatre Writing Contest. His play STUPID, FAT, UGLY was a semi-finalist for…

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David Ossman

Poet, comedian, voice artist, producer, anthologist, teacher, David Ossman has worn a dizzying number of hats in his nearly forty years of work in the audio medium. He has produced major series and programs for National Public Radio, American Public Media, WETA in Washington D.C, WGBH in Boston, and Pacifica. On top of this impressive list of credentials, he has produced, directed and voiced innumerable programs, advertisements and other audio ephemera for various commercial and non-commercial radio outlets all over the globe. His voice credits go back to the early sixties and stretch right up through Pixar’s A Bug’s…

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Eric Overmyer

Eric Overmyer is a playwright and a television writer and producer. He graduated as a theater major from Reed College in 1973. His plays include ON THE VERGE, THE HELIOTROPE BOUQUET, IN A PIG’S VALISE, DON QUIXOTE DE LA JOLLA, NATIVE SPEECH, MI VIDA LOCA, IN PERPETUITY THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, and DARK RAPTURE. Mr Overmyer has written extensively for television, including for Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and Law & Order, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. He received an Edgar Award for the television feature Rear Window. Overmyer was also a co-creator of the…

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Greg Owens

While earning his MFA in the early ’90s at Indiana University, Greg wrote, directed, and produced several of his early scripts in an old bus garage with the Bloomington Playwrights Project. The rest of that decade and into the next, he was frequently on the road from Chicago to New York and Los Angeles and cities of all sizes across the country, sleeping on floors while putting up low-fi productions of his work, including U.S. BLUES, HOME FRONT, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TULSA LOVECHILD: A ROAD TRIP, and his critically acclaimed Chicago Fringe Festival production of THE QUEEN…

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Rochelle Owens

Rochelle Owens is the daughter of Maxwell and Molly (Adler) Bass. A native New Yorker, Owens studied at the New School for Social Research (now The New School) and University of Montreal. After a brief marriage to David Owens, she married poet George Economou on June 17, 1962. She has taught at Brown University, the University of California-San Diego, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). A pioneer in the experimental Off-Broadway Theatre movement and also influential to the poetry at St. Marks Poetry Project and Deux Megots as…

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