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Steven Banks

Steven Banks is an Emmy–nominated writer of SpongeBob Squarepants. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one-man play HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER which was filmed for Showtime, and won LA Weekly, Dramalouge and Bay Area Critic’s Circle Awards. His books include King of the Creeps published by Knopf. Other plays include LOVE TAPES (co-written by Penn Jillette), HER LAST REQUEST, BILLY THE MIME, AMERICA LOVE SEX DEATH and PILOBOLUS’S SHADOWLAND.

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Christopher Bayes

Christopher Bayes began his theater career with the internationally acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he worked for five years as an actor, director, composer, designer, and artistic associate. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie Theater where he appeared in over twenty productions. His roles included Caliban in THE TEMPEST, Edgar in KING LEAR, The Herald in MARAT/SADE and Harlequin in TRIUMPH OF LOVE. In 1993, commissioned by the Guthrie Theater, he produced his one-man show THIS RIDICULOUS DREAMING based on Heinrich Boll’s novel The Clown. In New York, he has directed RED NOSES…

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Pierre Beaumarchais

Beaumarchais was the pen name of Pierre-Augustin Caron, born in 1732 in Paris, the son of a clockmaker. His life was a parallel of the title character from his play THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. He rose by his wits, became a soldier, businessman, inventor, musician, and diplomat, was a sometime protégé of Louis XVI, a political intriguer, an advocate of social reform and a gunrunner (to the American revolution), in addition to being a memoirist and playwright. He was the author of forgotten tragedies as well as THE BARBER OF SEVILLE. The royal censor forbade THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO,…

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Neena Beber

Neena Beber’s A COMMON VISION and THE BRIEF BUT EXEMPLARY LIFE OF THE LIVING GODDESS both premiered at the Magic Theatre; TOMORROWLAND at New Georges and subsequently Theatre J in Washington, D.C.; FAILURE TO THRIVE at Padua Hills Playwrights Festival. One acts ADAPTIVE RUSE, DEPARTURES and SENSATION(S) at HB Playwrights Foundation; ACTS OF DESIRE, collected shorts, Watermark Theatre. Her plays THIRST and HARD FEELINGS were developed at Ojai Playwrights Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Otterbein and the Public Theater’s New Work Now. Additional credits include and Amblin Commission from Playwrights Horizons, A.S.K. Exchange to The Royal Court, and a Distinguished…

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Neal Bell

Neal Bell’s plays, including SPATTER PATTERN (Edgar Award), MONSTER, TWO SMALL BODIES, RAW YOUTH, COLD SWEAT, READY FOR THE RIVER, SLEEPING DOGS, RAGGED DICK, ON THE BUM, and SOMEWHERE IN THE PACIFIC, have appeared at Playwrights Horizons and Classic Stage Company in New York, and at regional theaters including Berkeley Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, and Actors Theater of Louisville, where his ten-minute play OUT THE WINDOW was a co-winner of the 1990 Heideman Award. Mr. Bell has been a playwright-in-residence at the Yale School of Drama, and has taught playwriting at New York…

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Lenore Bensinger

Lenore Bensinger’s plays have been produced in Seattle, California, Canada, and St. Louis. She has worked as a dramaturg in most Seattle area theaters, with a special fondness for new plays. She worked at the Empty Space and The Group, co-founded Rain City Projects, produced the first US Fringe Festival locally, “On the Fringe.”

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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator, and, finally, playwright , he has had many books published and many plays and adaptations performed. Several of his critical works have become classics, notably The Playwright as Thinker, Thinking about the Playwright, and The Life of the Drama. Today, nine of his plays are published by Northwestern University Press in three volumes entitled…

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Glen Berger

Glen Berger’s plays include UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL (more than 450 performances off Broadway; several Best Play awards; more than 200 productions; translated into eight languages), O LOVELY GLOWWORM (2005 Portland Drammy Award for Best Script), and GREAT MEN OF SCIENCE, NOS. 21 & 22 (1998 Ovation Award and L A Weekly Award for Best Play). His television credits include two Emmy Awards (twelve total nominations) and more than 150 episodes for children’s series, including Arthur (P B S), Peep (Discovery/The Learning Channel), Big and Small (B B C), and Fetch (P B S), for which he was head writer…

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Brooke Berman

Brooke Berman is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Originally trained as an actor and solo performer in the experimental theater, Brooke began performing her own work on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before receiving formal training in playwriting from the Juilliard School. Her play HUNTING AND GATHERING, which premiered at Primary Stages, directed by Leigh Silverman, was named one of the Ten Best of 2008 by New York Magazine. Her memoir, No Place Like Home, will be published by Random House in June, 2010. Brooke’s plays have been produced and developed across the US at theaters including: Primary…

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Stephen Bittrich

Stephen Bittrich’s first play was a 30-minute STAR TREK tribute in junior high school where he penned himself into the starring role of Captain Kirk. After college, he moved to New York to become an actor, but soon put his English major skills to good use writing plays during the slow acting periods. He often wrote late at night during one of his survival jobs as a graveyard shift security guard.  When his daughter was born he focused on playwriting rather than the itinerant life of the actor. For over a decade and a half he worked primarily with…

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Ludmilla Bollow

Ludmilla Bollow is an award-winning actress, prize-winning playwright, and published novelist. Hundreds of her plays have been produced in 90 theatres across the U.S. plus numerous foreign countries, from China to South Africa. ONE ACTS & MONOLOGUES FOR WOMEN (3rd edition) and THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY GHOST have been published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc, the latter also optioned for a movie by Scott Derrickson of Trimark Films. Samuel French published her full-length comedy IN THE REST ROOM AT ROSENBLOOMS, and her book of four award-winning plays, SAVING AMERICA AND OTHER PLAYS. Play scenes and short plays in…

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Phil Bosakowski

Phil Bosakowski was born November 1, 1946, in Passaic, New Jersey, and grew up in the surrounding areas. He received both a BA in English and an MA in Theater from Villanova University, and later earned an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Iowa. His plays include BIERCE TAKES ON THE RAILROAD!, LEADING OFF AND PLAYING SHORTSTOP, THE FLOOD, MINSTREL SHOW, PALM 90, KIDS AND DOGS, DISAPPEARING ACTS, CHOPIN IN SPACE, HOME STREET HOME, OUR GOD’S BROTHER, CROSSIN’ THE LINE, NORMAL-C, WHEEL AND DEAL, BUSTER COMES THROUGH!, HOW I GOT MY APARTMENT, BETTY AT THE KOOL KLUB, USO…

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Laurence Boswell

Laurence Boswell is one of the UK’s leading theatre directors. As Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he directed the Spanish Golden Age Season. He is currently Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio at Bath Theatre Royal. His adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST won The Barclay Theatre Award Best Play for Children and Young People in 1997.

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Alan Bowne

Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. His plays include BEIRUT, FORTY-DEUCE, SHARON AND BILLY, and THE BEANY AND CECIL SHOW, many of which are available from Broadway Play Publishing Inc. He was a member of New Dramatists. He also wrote one novel, Wally Wonderstruck. He died of complications related to AIDS at the age of forty-four.

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Bill Bozzone

Bill Bozzone’s published plays include ROSE COTTAGES, HOUSE ARREST, KOREA, and BUCK FEVER AND OTHER PLAYS. Among his published one acts are SONNY DEREE’S LIFE FLASHES BEFORE HIS EYES, SALVATION, WAR, and SAXOPHONE MUSIC. For film he wrote the screenplay Full Moon in Blue Water, which starred Gene Hackman, and co-wrote the ACE-nominated The Last Elephant (released as The Ivory Hunters). Bill Bozzone is a member of New York’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. He lives in Connecticut with novelist Tricia Bauer, and their daughter, Lia.

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