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Sara Farrington

Sara is an NY & NJ based playwright. MFA from Brooklyn College with Mac Wellman. Sara’s work includes: CASABLANCABOX (HERE Arts Center, nominated for two Drama Desk Awards), LEISURE, LABOR, LUST (The Tank NYC, Arthouse, Jersey City, The Mount, Lenox MA) COSMICOMICS (The Flea Theater NYC), and BRANDO (CityTech, Brooklyn). She is a HARP Artist alum at HERE Arts Center and resident artist at CityTech’s TheatreWorks progam. Other work includes: THE RETURN (Metropolitan Museum of Art), NEAR VICKSBURG (Incubator Arts), REQUIEM FOR BLACK MARIE (Incubator Arts, Stella Adler), MICKEY & SAGE (Incubator Arts, ShelterBelt, Omaha). Her work has been…

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Lauren Feldman

Lauren Feldman is a queer, feminist playwright (and circus artist) who loves theatrically adventurous, physically ambitious, intimate, inquisitive, deeply honest plays — usually about outsiders, often about searchers, always about the human connection. Her plays include THRIVE, OR WHAT YOU WILL (New Georges Audrey Residency); ANOTHER KIND OF SILENCE (Sewanee Writers’ Conference, PlayPenn Conference, O’Neill Finalist, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Drama League workshop); AMANUENSIS (Georgetown University, Northwoods Ramah Theatre Company commission); THE EGG-LAYERS (Jane Chambers Honorable Mention, O’Neill Finalist, New Georges/Barnard College co-commission); A PEOPLE (Orbiter 3, Jewish Plays Project); GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING (Denver Center Theatre Company,…

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Georges Feydeau

Georges Feydeau was born in Paris on December 8, 1862, the son of novelist Ernest-Aimé Feydeau and a Polish woman. He found his first success at the age of twenty-four with TAILLEUR POUR DAMES (LADIES’ DRESSMAKER, 1889). That same year Feydeau married Marianne Carolus-Duran, the daughter of the famous portrait painter Carolus-Duran. To Feydeau, the marriage brought wealth that would sustain him until he found greater success. The marriage lasted fifteen years, after which the couple underwent a judicial separation and were formally divorced in 1916. Feydeau began a study of great farces in 1890, studying the works of…

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Kenny Finkle

Kenny Finkle’s plays include INDOOR/OUTDOOR (Off-Broadway @ DR2, SPF, Trinity Rep, Portland Stage, Hangar Theatre) ALIVE AND WELL (Old Globe, Virginia Stage Company), PENELOPE OF ITHACA (Hangar Theatre), TRANSATLANTICA (Flea Theatre, Operating Theatre Company), A THOUSAND YEARS (FIU Theatre Festival), JOSH KEENAN COMES OUT TO THE WORLD (high school tour — Hangar Theatre), SYD ARTHUR (Keen Company/Keen Teens). INDOOR/OUTDOOR and PENELOPE OF ITHACA, A THOUSAND YEARS are published by Broadway Play Publishing. ALIVE AND WELL and TRANSATLANTICA will be published by BPPI in 2015. INDOOR/OUTDOOR is also published in Smith and Kraus’ “Best Plays of 2006” anthology. SYD ARTHUR…

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Dominic Finocchiaro

Dominic Finocchiaro is a Brooklyn-based playwright, performer, and freelance dramaturg. Dominic Finocchiaro’s full-length plays include BROTHER BROTHER, BRUT, COMPLEX, THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE, GOLD PERSON, THE LUCKY LADIES (SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE LOVED), MOTHER’S SON, and TREES IN THEIR YOUTH. His writing has been produced and developed around the country, including with Roundabout Theatre, the New Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Echo Theater, the Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, the Lark Play Development Center, the National New Play Network, Portland Center Stage, the Flea Theater, the Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Dixon Place, and the Amoralists. MacDowell…

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Firesign Theatre

The Firesign Theatre was an American comedy troupe consisting of Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman, and Philip Proctor. Their brand of surrealistic humor is best known through their record albums, which acquired an enthusiastic following in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The troupe began as live radio performers in Los Angeles on radio stations KPPC-FM and KPFK during the mid-1960s. The group’s name stems in part from astrology, because the membership encompasses all three “fire signs”: Aries (Austin), Leo (Proctor), and Sagittarius (Bergman and Ossman).

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John Fisher

John Fisher has written and directed over twenty works for the stage, both plays and musicals with original music and lyrics. His shows include the long-running MEDEA: THE MUSICAL, COMBAT! and THE JOY OF GAY SEX, all of which have been performed in many cities (NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles) and have received numerous awards (Critics Circle, NEA Grant, Glickman, Backstage, GLAAD.) His plays have been performed Off-Broadway in New York City. He has directed many plays by other authors in local premieres (SF Bay Area) or major revivals. These shows include NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES, RED SCARE ON…

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Dario Fo

Born in Sangiano, Italy, in 1926, Dario Fo is an Italian playwright, theater actor, and composer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. The Nobel committee described him as a writer “who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden.” His plays often depend on improvisation and utilize the Commedia dell’arte style. His most famous works are MISTERO BUFFO and ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST. He passed away in 2016.

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María Irene Fornés

Fornés was born on May 14, 1930, in Havana, Cuba, to Carlos Luis and Carmen Hismenia Fornés. After her father died in 1945, she moved with her mother and sister to the United States, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1951. From 1954 to 1957, Fornés lived in Paris, studying to become a painter. However, after attending a French production of Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT, Fornés decided to devote her creative energies toward playwriting. Upon returning to the United States, she worked for three years as a textile designer in New York City. THE WIDOW, Fornés’s first professionally…

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Dorothy Fortenberry

Dorothy Fortenberry is a Los Angeles–based playwright and television writer. Her plays include PARTNERS, MOMMUNE, CAITLIN AND THE SWAN, GOOD EGG, and the play with music STATUS UPDATE. Dorothy’s work has been developed at Arena Stage, Ars Nova, Geva Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others, and produced by Center Rep, Chalk Rep, Live Wire, Red Fern Theatre, and The Management. She is a winner of the 2011 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and a two-time Finalist for the O’Neill Conference (for her plays STATUS UPDATE and MOMMUNE). Residencies include the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Program, the Sewanee…

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Kermit Frazier

Kermit Frazier has been a writer — especially playwright and television writer — as well as a teacher of writing, literature, and theater for more than 40 years. His latest play, MODERN MINSTRELSY, was a finalist (60 plays out of 1,450 submissions) for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Another new play, FIREPOWER, premiered at the Detroit Repertory Theater in 2017. Plays produced in New York include KERNEL OF SANITY, SHADOWS AND ECHOES, OUTSIDE THE RADIO, DINAH WASHINGTON IS DEAD, and CLASS REUNION. Those produced around country include LEGACIES, SACRED PLACES, INTERSTICES, AN AMERICAN JOURNEY (commissioned by the Milwaukee…

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Donald Freed

Donald Freed was awarded the 2006 Pen Drama Prize for his DEVIL’S ADVOCATE. Mr. Freed’s plays, prizes, books, and films include INQUEST (directed by Alan Schneider); SECRET HONOR (directed by Robert Altman); CIRCE & BRAVO (with Faye Dunaway, directed by Harold Pinter); THE QUARTERED MAN; ALFRED AND VICTORIA (A LIFE); VETERANS DAY (with Jack Lemmon and Michael Gambon); THE WHITE CROW: EICHMANN IN JERUSALEM. Three Rockefeller Awards; two Louis B. Mayer Awards; Unicorn Prize; Gold Medal Award; Berlin Critics Award; NEA Award for “Distinguished Writing,” Hollywood Critics Award; Jonathan R. Reynolds Prize. AGONY IN NEW HAVEN; EXECUTIVE ACTION (novel…

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Anne García-Romero

Anne García-Romero’s plays include EARTHQUAKE CHICA, DESERT LONGING, JUANITA’S STATUE, MARY DOMINGO, MARY PEABODY IN CUBA, NO MORE MAIDS, PROVENANCE, and SANTA CONCEPCIÓN. Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, The Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Goodman Theatre, Summer Play Festival (Off-Broadway), The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Repertorio Español, the Kitchen Theatre, the Orchard Project, the New Harmony Project and South Coast Repertory. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. She’s been a Jerome Fellow at…

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Judy GeBauer

Judy GeBauer has had plays performed at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre, the Long Wharf Theatre, the Irish Arts Center, the Chocolate Bayou Theatre, Modern Muse Theatre Company, and has had four scripts presented at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Among her awards are the HBO Writing Award, the Dennis McIntyre Playwriting Award, the Denver Post Ovation Award, and an Innovation Award from the Colorado Federation for the Arts. She has received grants from the W. Alton Jones Foundation, the Steinberg Charitable Trust, and the Denver Women’s Press (Grand Citation), and a residency at the Djerassi Artists Colony. Her plays include…

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Alexander Gelman

Alexander Isaakovich Gelman, original given name Shunya, is a Bessarabian-born Soviet and Russian playwright, writer, and screenwriter. A survivor of the Holocaust during childhood, Gelman became a playwright and screenwriter after working as a newspaper journalist in Leningrad in the 1960s, winning the USSR State Prize in 1976. He has resided in Moscow since 1978.

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