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Steve Carter

Horace E. “Steve” Carter, Jr. was 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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Solange Castro

Solange Castro is a standup comic and published playwright. She attended Berkeley High School and Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. Her first standup comedy album A Journey of Self Discovery, produced by Kyle Clark’s RadLand Records is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Her original play CHANGES IN THE MATING STRATEGIES OF WHITE PEOPLE ran at the Lounge 2 Hollywood and is published by Broadway Play Publishing. She has been chosen as “Comic of the Week” on The Jackie & Laurie Show. You might catch her in Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite (Netflix). Her play WE…

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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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Anton Chekhov

Widely considered one of the world’s greatest writers, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia. In 1879 he entered the University of Moscow to study medicine and graduated in 1884. He kept a strict writing schedule and continued to practice medicine for the rest of his life. In addition to his numerous short stories, many considered masterpieces of the form, Chekhov wrote over a dozen plays, among them the classics of Western dramatic literature UNCLE VANYA, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, THE THREE SISTERS, and THE SEAGULL.

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Robert Chesley

Playwright, Composer, Author, Activist. B.A. in Music, Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Robert Chesley is best remembered as a playwright, though he was also an author, critic, and composer. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and taught in private schools in upstate New York for nearly ten years before settling in New York City in 1976. He relocated to San Francisco in the early 1980s where he became a part of the gay theater scene. Chesley composed during the ten-year period 1965 to 1975 and his compositions were almost exclusively for voice. Between 1966 and 1970 he composed…

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Mark Chrisler

Mark Chrisler’s plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, and throughout the US, as well as in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has been presented or developed at such places as The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Stella Adler Studio, The San Francisco Playhouse, Ilkhom Theatre, Four Humours Theatre, The Side Project, Springboard Theatre, The New York International Fringe Festival, Curious Theatre Branch and many more. He is the author of over ten full-length and solo plays in addition to nearly a hundred short plays. He received his MFA in dramatic writing from Ohio University and…

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Anthony Clarvoe

Anthony Clarvoe’s plays PICK UP AX, SHOW AND TELL, THE LIVING, LET’S PLAY TWO, THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, AMBITION FACING WEST, WALKING OFF THE ROOF, CTRL+ALT+DELETE, THE ART OF SACRIFICE, GUNPOWDER JOE, and PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE and his translations of Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS and THE WILD DUCK are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. He has received American Theatre Critics, Will Glickman, Bay Area Theatre Critics, Los Angeles Drama Critics, Garland, Elliot Norton, and Edgerton New American Play awards; fellowships from the Guggenheim, Irvine, Jerome, and McKnight Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, Theater Communications Group/Pew Charitable Trusts, and…

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Jo Clifford

Jo Clifford (formerly known as John Clifford) is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet, and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s. Jo Clifford is the author of over 70 works in every dramatic medium. Her work has been translated into many languages and has been performed all over the world. Her plays include THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE; SEX, CHIPS AND THE HOLY GHOST; EVERYONE; AN APPLE A DAY; LOSING VENICE; PLAYING WITH FIRE; INES DE CASTRO; LIGHT IN THE VILLAGE; TCHAIKOVSKY…

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Bob Clyman

Bob Clyman’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theatres, such as the Alley Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, George Street Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Colony Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and L.A. Theatre Works, in addition to touring Scotland. His play SECRET ORDER was initially commissioned and produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre under the auspices of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It was subsequently produced at 59E59 Theatre in New York, where it was nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award for the best…

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Christina Cocek

Christina Cocek is the author of STEPPING OFF A CLOUD.

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Marvin Cohen

Marvin Cohen (born July 6, 1931) is an American essayist, novelist, playwright, poet, humorist, and surrealist. He is the author of numerous books, two of which were published by New Directions Publishing, and several plays. His shorter writings—stories, parables, allegories, poems, and essays—have appeared in more than 100 different publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Nation, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Fiction, The Hudson Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Transatlantic Review and New Directions annuals.

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Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman is a writer of mystery and comedy. Matt’s most recent detective comedy, A Rocky Divorce, is the combination of both. His debut, Juggling Kittens, was recently optioned for a feature film. His second book, Graffiti Creek, was not. Matt’s comedic writings have included Raptured: A Sex Farce at the End of the World, co-written with Matt Lyle, and a three-year stint writing for the comedy podcast, The City Life Supplement. Shorter fiction can be found between the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, online at Shotgun Honey, or at Book Riot, where Matt is a regular contributor….

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