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Christopher Wagner
Playwright - Mothers and Other Strangers; Words to that Effect
F.J. Hartland
F. J. Hartland holds an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was a Shubert Fellow and the winner of the Bud Yorkin Playwriting Award, He made his New York City playwriting debut at the age of 23 when the Ensemble Studio Theatre workshopped his play A Piano Player With Sad Brown Eyes. Twice, he was the winner of the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. Other NYC venues where his work has been seen include: Emerging Artists Theatre, GayFestNYC, the 13th Street Theatre, Lovecreek Productions, Quaigh Theatre, and Lincoln Center Library Theatre. In 2019, F.J.’s short play Tina was named Best Play in the Equity Library Theatre’s Summer Short Play Festival. His ten-minute play What the Puck? Was a finalist for the Heideman Award at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Samuel French (now Concord), United Stages, Original Works, Next Stage Press, and The Louisville Review have published his plays. He is the recipient of a Playwriting Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His full-length play Games of the Mind won Throughline Theatre’s New Play Competition in Pittsburgh. Another play Waiting for Fair was chosen for the inaugural season of Pittsburgh Playhouse/Point Park University’s Virtual New Play Festival. F.J. has made a record-setting eighteen appearances in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, winning Best Play four times. Other Pittsburgh venues where his work has been produced include: Duquesne University, Bricolage, South Park Theatre, Future Ten, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, First Night Pittsburgh, Cup-A-Jo, Pyramid Productions to name a few. In addition to being a playwright, F.J. is an experienced stage director (with more than 100 productions to his credit) and a professional actor (Actors Equity Association member since 1991).
Playwright - Rosa and Leo
Adam Szudrich
Adam Szudrich is a multi-award-winning writer with plays performed Off-Broadway, Off-West End & off in the middle of nowhere. His plays have been selected for 100+ international festivals and received 48 awards. Rosa & Leo won Best International Play @ The International Festival of Ten-Minute Plays and the critics’ choice award at the Atlanta Fringe Festival. A night of his plays was staged over 2 weeks in Manila and reviewed as a “delectable morsel of theatre“. For a full list of Adam's plays / productions / awards, please visit his website.
Playwright - Three Seconds to Midnight
John Mabey
John Mabey (They/He) is a writer and storyteller whose plays have been published and produced on stage in 7 countries and throughout the United States. John lived internationally for a decade in London and Amsterdam before residing in Atlanta and continues to work with theatre companies around the globe both virtually and in-person. Their work as a playwright is connected to their career in Psychology and certification as a Mental Health Counselor, infusing everything they’ve learned about behavior, emotion and relationships into their plays. John is also a published author on the topics of sexual identity and spirituality in academic books (Routledge: SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION, ADVANCES IN FEMINIST ECONOMICS) and journals (The Professional Counselor: COUNSELING OLDER ADULTS IN LGBT COMMUNITIES). They also enjoy teaching and performing improvised comedy and true storytelling around the world.
Playwright - Black White and Red All Over
Daniel Prillaman
"l try to make everyone's day a little more surreal." -Bill Watterson Daniel (he/him) is a neurodivergent actor/writer/ginger Virginian based out of Northern Ohio. While he adores all theatre, he has a special fondness for horror, folklore, and absurdism. You'll find a lot of that below, but some other things too. Ultimately, he loves plays about honest people (or talking animals) in situations he hasn't seen before. When not gleefully giving his "soul" to artistic endeavors and projects, he legitimately enjoys long walks on the beach, a video game with a glass of wine, and biscuits. Daniel is an alumnus of the University of Virginia and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Playwright - The God Part
Dana Leslie Goldstein
Playwright and Lyricist Dana Leslie Goldstein has won the New England New Play Competition, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Prize, Different Voices New Play Award, ACTF New Play Award, Henry Hoyns Poetry Fellowship, AWP Intro Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize and numerous development grants. Readings and presentations of her work have been seen at Manhattan Theatre Club, Cherry Lane, Culture Project, Julia Miles Theater (Women’s Project), The York, Theatre80, Theater for the New City, New Dramatists, Center Stage, BMI, Vineyard Playhouse, Pulse, Theater Row Theatre, Gene Frankel Theatre, The Barrow Group, Acorn Theatre, The Lark, Beckett Theatre, Neighborhood Playhouse, The Workshop Theater, Torn Page, Pacific Theatre (Vancouver), TischAsia (Singapore), NYMF, on Ellis and Liberty Islands, at the U.N. and on Equity TYA tours. Dana is a librettist in the BMI/Lehmann Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and a playwright member of The Workshop Theater. She has been a member of the Playwrights Lab at Women’s Project, NewShoe & the Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Emerging Playwrights Lab. Dana holds MFA degrees in both Playwriting and Poetry, each of which were funded by full writing fellowships.
Playwright - To Fix a Dinosaur
Emma Rund
As a playwright, dramaturg, and actor I am most excited by new work in the development stage. I am excited by stories that are deeply honest, taking the risk to bring truths to the stage that may not usually have a platform. I am particularly interested in telling stories centering women. There are not enough complicated women onstage, and we deserve to be seen in all our wonderful complexity and diversity.
Playwright - Seal Island
John Patrick Bray
John Patrick Bray has written plays under grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Louisiana, and has earned commissions from theatre companies and arts agencies around the country. He has been a Semifinalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Semifinalist for the Ashland New Play Festival, and Semifinalist for the Princess Grace Foundation Playwriting Award; a Finalist for the Kernodle Playwright Prize; and Winner of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights (for Friendly’s Fire, which led to its premiere at Barter Theatre). His plays have been developed at The Actors Studio, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, The Word at the Road Theatre, Epic Rep. at The Players’ Club in NYC, Athens Playwrights’ Workshop, The New School for Drama’s Alumni Play Project, the SF Olympians Festival at EXIT Stage Left, The Greenhouse Ensemble's Playwriting Group, and have been produced around the US (including productions with the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, FRIGID NY, and Planet Connections Theatre Festivity all in NYC), and in Canada. His plays and monologues are published with Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, Smith and Kraus, Original Works Publishing, Next Stage Press, JAC Publishing, Heartland Plays; and in The Coachella Review and Masque and Spectacle. A collection of his shorts, Cart Before the Horse, has been published by Polychoron Press. Bray is also the co-screenwriter of the BEA Award-Winning indie feature Liner Notes (based on his stage play) which was an official selection of the Woodstock Film Festival and Hoboken International Film Festival (finalist, Audience Choice Award). Bray co-edited The Best American Short Plays 2015-2016 with William Demastes and edited The Best Plays from American Theatre Festivals 2015 for Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. Bray served as a Dramatists Guild Atlanta Region Ambassador in 2019, and he is the co-founder of Athens Playwrights' Workshop. He earned an MFA in Playwriting from The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School and PhD in Theatre from Louisiana State University. He teaches in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia.

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