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Michael Bradford

Michael Bradford is an award-winning director and professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut. Bradford’s work has been produced Off-Broadway at the American Place Theatre, and elsewhere in New York at the Lark Developmental Theatre, The Flea, The Access and the NADA Theatre. Regionally he has been produced at the Lorna Littleway Theatre, Louisville, KY and ETA Creative Theatre, Chicago, IL. He has received the Manhattan Theatre Club Playwright fellowship, the LARK Theatre Writers Residency and the New York Stage and Film Residency, New York. His plays have received readings and work-shops at the Manhattan Theatre Club,…

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Michael Brady

Michael Brady’s first play, SARA, was produced by Equity Library Theatre in 1980 at Lincoln Center. KORCZAK’S CHILDREN won the first Jesu Award in Playwriting and was produced by the Boston College Dramatics Society in 1982. TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY was developed through the literary department of The Ensemble Studio Theatre and M Square Entertainment and moved to Circle-in-the-Square. GILLIAN was awarded the Oppenheimer Award for best play of 1983, and was produced as a film in 1996 by Sony Pictures. Other stage works include: TWO BEARS BLINKING, produced by New Theatre of Miami, SEMPER FI, produced…

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Alan Brandt

Alan Brandt was born in Brooklyn in 1923 and attended the University of Michigan before serving in Europe as a German language translator for the Army Signal Intelligence Unit, during World War II. He began the varied career that preceded playwriting as a publicist, representing notables ranging from Howdy Doody to Harry Belafonte. In addition, he became the lyricist for songs, including the standard “That’s All.” His work has been recorded by top singers, among them Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mel Torme, and Peggy Lee. For many years, he was a dealer in tribal art and a major source…

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Michael Henry Brown

Born in the Bronx, Michael Henry Brown is a playwright and screenwriter. He graduated from Lehman College and earned an M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1987. He has also studied at the Hammerstein Center for Theatre Studies. His work includes over 20 plays and numerous film scripts. His most successful productions have been THE DAY THE BRONX DIED, an examination of homophobia and black and Jewish relations, and ASCENSION DAY, a story of the Nat Turner slave rebellion of 1831. Brown’s plays have been produced at theaters across the country, including Playwrights Horizons, the Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf…

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Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner was born in Germany in 1813. He studied medicine, campaigned for social change, and wrote two plays, DANTON’S DEATH and LEONE AND LENA, before starting work on WOYZECK, which was based on a real criminal case. Büchner died of typhus at aged twenty-three.

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Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Bulosan was born in the Philippines in the rural farming village of Mangusmana, near the town of Binalonan (Pangasinan province, Luzon island). He was the son of a farmer and spent most of his upbringing in the countryside with his family. Like many families in the Philippines, Carlos’s family struggled to survive during times of economic hardship. Many families were impoverished and many more would suffer because of the conditions in the Philippines created by US colonization. Rural farming families like Carlos’s family experienced severe economic disparity due to the growing concentration of wealth and power in the…

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Victor Bumbalo

Victor Bumbalo is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been produced worldwide and translated into five languages. He is the recipient of an Ingram Merrill Award for playwriting. His play NIAGARA FALLS followed its Off-Broadway run with subsequent openings in over fifty cities throughout the United States, England, and Australia. ADAM AND THE EXPERTS opened to critical success Off-Broadway and had numerous productions in the United States and Canada. WHAT ARE TUESDAYS LIKE? was produced  throughout the United States and in Germany, Japan, England, Sweden, and Costa Rica. QUESTA premiered in Los Angeles and had productions in Chicago and…

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Victor L Cahn

Victor L. Cahn has written numerous plays produced Off-Broadway and regionally, including VILLAINOUS COMPANY, ROSES IN DECEMBER, EMBRACEABLE ME, FIT TO KILL, DALLY WITH THE DEVIL, A DISH FOR THE GODS, ROMANTIC TRAPEZOID, GETTING THE BUSINESS, BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, and SHERLOCK SOLO, a one-man show that he performed. He has appeared onstage throughout the Capital Region of New York, taking leading roles in works by Shakespeare, Shaw, Pinter, Coward, Ayckbourn, Simon, Gurney, Christie, and Knott. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Skidmore College, and author of fifteen books (seven on Shakespeare), and his articles and reviews have…

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Jack Canfora

John Lawrence “Jack” Canfora is an American playwright, actor, musician, and teacher whose works include PLACE SETTING, JERICHO, and POETIC LICENSE.

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Lonnie Carter

Lonnie Carter’s play THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO received eight Obies for its production by the Ma-Yi Theatre Company in 2003. His plays have been produced by The Yale Repertory Theater, the American Place Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, the Long Wharf Theater, and at the first Asian-American Theater Festival in New York City (2007), the Los Angeles Theater Center’s Latino Theater Festival (also 2007) and festivals abroad (the Philippines and Romania). His plays include CHINA CALLS, THE SOVEREIGN STATE OF BOOGEDY BOOGEDY, THE GULLIVER PLAYS (LEMUEL, GULLIVER, AND GULLIVER REDUX, published by Broadway Play Publishing), BABY GLO, WHEATLEY (the…

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Steve Carter

Horace E. “Steve” Carter, Jr. is an American playwright, best known for his plays involving Caribbean immigrants living in the United States. Mr. Carter received the Living Legend award at the 2001 National Black Theatre Festival. He was Victory Gardens Theater’s first playwright-in-residence beginning in 1981 and has also served as playwright-in-residence at George Mason University. Carter’s PECONG (winner of the Joseph Jefferson award for New Work) premiered at Victory Gardens in the 1989 – 1990 season and received subsequent productions at London’s Tricycle Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Newark Symphony Hall. His plays EDEN (winner…

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Nat Cassidy

Born in North Carolina, raised in Arizona, and now residing in New York, Nat Cassidy in an award-winning playwright, director, actor, and musician. Nat has appeared in television shows like “The Following” (Fox), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Red Oaks” (Amazon) “High Maintenance,” as well as on stage at venues such as Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, The Public, SoHo Playhouse, Classic Stage Company’s East 13th Street Theatre, The Arclight, 59E59, Theatre Row, P.S. 122, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Gallery Players, 45th Street Theatre, The Players Theatre, The Players Club, and many others.

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Colin Chambers

Colin Chambers served as Literary Manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company for nearly two decades where he worked with more than eighty playwrights. As well as writing theatre histories and biographies, he has written, translated, and adapted plays, including the three FIGARO plays by Beaumarchais; Robert Tressell’s THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS; DAVID PINSKI’S TREASURE; and THE MAD WORLD OF JOHN MADDISON MORTON, three farces that were produced at the Orange Tree, Richmond in 2011. With Richard Nelson, he co-wrote KENNETH’S FIRST PLAY (RSC, Swan, Newcastle & Young Vic) and TYNAN, an adaptation of Ken Tynan’s Diaries (RSC, Swan &…

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Suzy McKee Charnas

Suzy McKee Charnas was born in Manhattan, received a Bachelor’s from Barnard, and a Master’s from New York University. In addition to the play VAMPIRE DREAMS, she is the author of numerous published novels and short stories in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, c. 1343 to 1400, is known as the Father of English literature and is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. His collection of stories told by fictional pilgrims on the road to the Canterbury Catheral, The Canterbury Tales is his best known work and a masterpiece of Middle English.

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