Christina Anderson’s plays include Hollow Roots, pen/man/ship, Sweet Brown Ginger, Glo, BlackTop Sky, Inked Baby and DRIP. Her work has appeared at A.C.T., Penumbra Theater, About Face Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizons, Crowded Fire, Ars Nova and others.
Philip Dawkins’ play The Homosexuals recently received its world premiere at Chicago’s About Face Theatre. Other playwriting credits include Dead Letter Office, Yes To Everything!, Perfect, Ugly Baby, A Still Life in Color, The Man With a Shattered World and Saguaro.
Lisa D’Amour is an OBIE-award winning playwright and interdisciplinary artist. She writes plays for theaters, and collaborates with artists of different disciplines on work often presented in non-traditional sites. As a playwright, Lisa’s work has been produced by such theaters as New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, The Women’s Project and HERE Arts Center (NYC); Salvage Vanguard, Physical Plant and Refraction Arts (Austin); Infernal Bridegroom Productions (Houston); Crowded Fire Theater (San Francisco); Ten Thousand Things, the Red Eye Collaboration and Children’s Theater Company (Minneapolis). She has been commissioned to write plays by Playwrights’ Horizons, Children’s Theater Company, the Guthrie Theater and The Talking Band, and is currently working on a two-play commission for Steppenwolf Theater.
Zayd Dohrn is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays, including Sick, Magic Forest Farm, Reborning and Outside People, have been produced and developed across the country, including Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkshire Theatre Festival, MCC, Marin Theatre Company, The Public (SPF), Naked Angels, South Coast Rep, The Vineyard, Southern Rep, Kitchen Dog, The Lark, New York Theatre Workshop and San Francisco Playhouse.
Sarah Gubbins is a Chicago playwright whose play Fair Use was developed and produced as part of Steppenwolf’s First Look 2008. Her play, The Kid Thing, was read as part of First Look 2010 and will be co-produced in Chicago this fall by About Face Theatre and Chicago Dramatists. Other plays include In Loco Parentis and The Water Play. fml is also being presented as part of Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ 2011/12 season.
Carly Mensch is currently a story editor on the Showtime series Weeds. Other plays include Now Circa Then, All Hail Hurricane Gordo and Len, Asleep in Vinyl. She has developed work at The Kennedy Center, Marin Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film, Center Theatre Group and Ars Nova, where she was the 2008 Playwright-in-Residence, as well as a founding member of Play Group.
Tanya Saracho is a playwright, actor and director who was born in Sinaloa, México. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and Teatro Vista, a Goodman Theater Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College, an Artistic Associate with About Face Theater, the founder of The Ñ Project and the Co-Founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Luna: Chicago’s All Latina Theatre.
Marisa Wegrzyn’s The Butcher of Baraboo was produced as part of Steppenwolf’s First Look 2006 and premiered Off Broadway at Second Stage in 2007. It will also be presented at Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre next spring. Her other plays include Hickorydickory, Killing Women, Psalms of a Questionable Nature, Ten Cent Night and Diversey Harbor.