Margie Semilof (Playwright, BAGGAGE CLAIM) is a Boston-based playwright who moonlights as a technology reporter and editor. She is currently a board member a Playwrights Platform, a cooperative of Boston-area playwrights. In January 2017, her short play SAVING FACE was produced at the Firehouse Center for the Arts New Works Festival in Newburyport, MA. In February 2017, another short play, THE MAGIC OF NIAGRA was produced at the Greenbriar Valley Theater New Works Festival in Lewisburg, WV.
Mark Rosati (Playwright, DUET) is honored to have Duet performed as part of Theatre East’s 5×5 Drama Series. Rosati is the author of 21 plays and a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Company Theatre Group in New Jersey. His plays have had productions and public readings in New York City, Chicago, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Michigan. His one- act OUR DAILY BREAD received a public reading in Boston in January 2017 as part of the PINNING OUR HOPES pre-inauguration resistance event. His full-length play THE FLOWERS OF UPTOWN was performed in Manhattan Rep’s Play Development Series in March 2015, and another full-length, BURYING THE LEDE was the first play ever selected for Carrick Bend Theatre Company’s Staged Reading Series in New York.
Adam Kraar’s (Playwright, GREENWOOD) work focuses on cross-cultural clashes and connections, and includes a quartet of plays about American families living in Asia, and a play inspired by the Civil Rights Movement’s “Freedom Summer.”
His plays have been produced and/or developed at Primary Stages, The Public Theatre, The New Group, N.Y. Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane, LaMama, Geva Theatre, Performance Network and many others. Fellowships from: Manhattan Theatre Club, Bogliasco Foundation, Millay Colony, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Adam’s plays are published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books (including six BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS anthologies).
Recent work includes ALTERNATING CURRENTS (The Working Theatre); EMPIRE OF THE TREES (Wizard Oil Productions at Abingdon Theatre; NY Innovative Theatre Awards’ Outstanding Script Nominee); NEW WORLD RHAPSODY (Manhattan Theatre Club commission); THE SPIRIT HOUSE (Performance Network); WILD TERRAIN (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays) and FREEDOM HIGH (Queens Theatre in the Park).
Adam is an Affiliated Writer of The Playwrights’ Center and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. M.F.A., Columbia University. He grew up in India, Thailand, Singapore and the U.S, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Karen.
Tom Misuraca (Playwright, DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME) studied writing at Emerson College in Boston before moving to Los Angeles. His short plays have been in over 100 productions and staged readings all over the US as well as the UK, Canada and South Korea. Eight of his full-lengths have been produced, including GEEKS! THE MUSICAL, which went on to be produced Off-Off Broadway. In 2014, he won The Pickering Award for his superhero nursing home play, GOLDEN AGE, and the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works award for LITTLE BLACK BOOK. His play, THE eBOOK OF LOVE, was selected out of 500 plays for a reading at the Asylum Theatre in Las Vegas. In 2016, Tom was asked to join the New Works Studio at Scripps Ranch Theater in San Diego, where he developed his new play CYBER-O, which was later read at the Asylum Theatre in Las Vegas. He’s a regular contributor to the Short Series at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles as well as podcasts by Small Fish Radio in Chicago (www.smallfishradio.com). Tom is a member of The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, First Stage LA and The Dramatist Guild of America. For more information, please visit www.tommiz.com.
Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich (Playwright, THREE A.M.) Full lengths have been produced at Northern Light, Overtime, Forward Flux, Trustus Trinity Rep, the New York International Fringe Festival, the off-Broadway Summer Play Festival, and more. A contributing writer to the upcoming 2017 national tour, THE GRIEF DIALOGUES. Plays have been developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, EST, ARACAworks, Stella Adler, and Rattlestick, and regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva, Victory Gardens, among others. She won the 2016 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Julie Harris Award and was a runner up in contests that include the Sundance Playwriting Lab, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Heideman Award and Princess Grace Fellowship. Her play STILL LIFE was named to the Kilroy List (honorable mention). barbarablumenthalehrlich.com @1BarbaraBE
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