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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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Anthony Giardina

Anthony Giardina was born in Waltham, Massachusetts and educated at Fordham University. He is the author of the novels Men with Debts (1984), A Boy’s Pretensions (1988), Recent History (2001) and White Guys (2006), as well as the story collection The Country of Marriage (1998). His fifth novel, Norumbega Park, is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, GQ and The New York Times Magazine. His plays, including LIVING AT HOME, AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, THE CHILD, SCENES FROM LA VIE DE BOHEME, THE BEACH, BLACK FOREST and CUSTODY OF THE…

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Jack Gilhooley

Jack Gilhooley’s SHE’LL STICK TO YE’ has been stage read extensively in the US and UK. THE DERRY SLOPE OFF premiered at Elite Theatre in CA in Sept., 2015 and his co-authored (with his wife, Jo Morello), LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE was produced in Tampa Bay in Jan. 2015. His updated and overhauled THE TIME TRIAL (entire cast of 4m, 3w, two African-Americans all in their early 20s) has been reissued by Broadway Play Publishing in 2015. His latest New York production, THE XXX SCHOLAR was part of the Unchained Festival by Variations Theatre Group in 2014. It…

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Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux was a French playwright, novelist, and diplomat whose witty, originally expressed works in an impressionistic style helped free French theater from the restrictions of realism. He wrote fifteen internationally acclaimed plays, most initially staged by the actor-director Louis Jouvet. Giraudoux was born in the village of Bellac on October 29, 1882. He received his education at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the University of Munich, and Harvard University. In his youth Giraudoux traveled extensively to Germany, Italy, the Balkans, Canada, and the United States, where he spent a year (1906-07) as an instructor at Harvard. Returning…

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Alan Glass

Alan Glass’s first full-length play, LOVE IN A THIRSTY LAND, was workshopped at the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York. It subsequently won first prize in the nationwide SUNY-Stony Brook University John Gassner Playwriting Competition, following which it was produced Off-Broadway by New York’s Jewish Repertory Theatre in 2000. The New York Times reviewer called the play “absorbing and passionate.” Among Alan Glass’s other works, a one-act play, TRUTH IN ADVERTISNG, sending up greed on Madison Avenue, was workshopped at the Ensemble Studio Theatre and produced as part of several New York City play festivals. Recently retired from a…

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born August 28, 1749, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, philosopher, Goethe was a brilliant polymath and is generally considered Germany’s greatest man of letters. His most famous works are the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774) and the two-part drama FAUST (1808 – 1832). He died in 1832.

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Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol (1809 – 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer. Although his early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing and identity, he wrote in Russian and his works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. Often called the “father of modern Russian realism” he was one of the first Russian authors to criticize his country’s way of life. The novels Taras Bul’ba (1835; 1842 [revised edition]) and Dead Souls [1842], the play THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (1836, 1842), and the short stories “Diary of a Madman,” “The Nose” and “The…

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Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni was born at Venice in 1707. From his earliest years he appears to have been interested in the theater: his toys were puppets and his books, plays. It is said that at the age of eight he attempted to write a play. The boy’s father placed him under the care of the philosopher Caldini at Rimini, but the youth soon ran away with a company of strolling players and came to Venice. There he began to study law; he continued his studies at Pavia, though he relates in his Memoirs that a considerable part of his time…

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Jeff Goode

Jeff Goode is the award-winning author of THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUEs and MARLEY’S GHOST and the creator of Disney’s animated series American Dragon: Jake Long, as well as many other plays, musicals, and television shows. He is a founding member of the original No Shame Theatre, and founding artistic director of No Shame Los Angeles.

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Charles Gordone

Charles Gordone was born Charles Edward Fleming on October 12, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio to parents William and Camille Fleming. He took his stepfather’s surname of Gordon when his mother remarried when he was five years old. The family moved to Elkhart, Indiana, his mother’s hometown, when Charles was very young. After graduating from high school in Indiana, Gordon moved to Los Angeles. In 1942 he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he spent one semester before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps. Gordon served two years in the Air Corps’ Special Services where he…

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Maxim Gorky

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, known as Maxim Gorky, was born in 1868 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. A prolific Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method, and a political activist, Gorky achieved worldwide fame with his realistic depictions of the poor and oppressed. He died under suspicious circumstances in 1936.

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