Lavonne Mueller’s play LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER FROM PRISON, about Nehru and his daughter, Indira, was produced at the First International Festival of the Arts in New York City and went on to tour in India. Her play VIOLENT PEACE was produced in London and was the “Critics Choice” in Time Out Magazine. Her play LITTLE VICTORIES, directed by Bryna Wortman, was produced by the Women’s Project in New York City and was later produced in Tokyo by Theatre Classic Productions and directed by Riho Mitachi. Her play THE ONLY WOMAN GENERAL, directed by Bryna Wortman, was produced by the Women’s Project in New York City and starred Colleen Dewhurst and later went on to the Edinburgh Festival where it was “Pick of the Fringe” by the Scotland critics. She was awarded the Roger Stevens Playwriting Award which she received at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She is a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, a Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Writing Fellow, and has received a Guggenheim Grant, a Rockefeller Grant, three National Endowment for the Arts Grants, a Fulbright to Argentina, an Asian Culture Council Grant to Calcutta, and a U.S. Friendship Commission Grant to Japan. Her plays have been published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Applause Books, Performing Arts Journal, Theatre Communication Group, Heinemann Books, and Baker’s Plays. Her textbook, Creative Writing, published by Doubleday and The National Textbook Company, is used by students around the world. She taught at Columbia University for five years. As a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar, she has helped colleges around the United States set up writing programs. She has been an Arts America speaker for the USIS (United States Information Service) in India, Finland, Romania, Japan, the former Yugoslavia, and Norway. She was a Fulbright Fellow to Jordan and also received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to do research in Paris. She has been a writing fellow at the Edward Albee Foundation, the Djerassi Foundation, Hawthorden Castle in Scotland and Funduncio Valperasio in Spain.