K.A. Brokaw is a lawyer, educator and speechwriter who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild and Working Title Playwrights.
KT Parker I’m an award winning screenwriter and produced playwright focusing on true stories driven by complex female protagonists. In 2016 my one-act play, “The Chamber Of Beheaded Queens”, was staged at Liverpool’s Page-To-Stage Festival and Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. My mission as a writer is to uncover and shine a light on the stories of women swept under the carpet of history, and ensure the stories of contemporary women do not suffer a similar fate for want of attention from predominantly male-owned media outlets. If that makes me sound like “a bit of a feminist”, it’s because I am!
Kat Mustatea is an American playwright and director currently based in New York City. Author of three full-length plays, Satellite (2013), The Model (2011), and Glass House (2006), and a suite of short plays that explore otherness and transformation, absurdity, misunderstanding, and what it means to be American. Work has been produced at Incubator Arts Project (NY), Dixon Place (NY), Neukoellner Oper Cafe Hofperle (Berlin), The English Theatre (Berlin), and TRESS Teaterkompani (Oslo). In summer 2013, was commissioned by the Abingdon Theatre to write the provocative one-act play, Leda. Studied philosophy at Columbia University and sculpture at Pratt Institute in New York. Member of Dramatists Guild of America.
Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a Brooklyn-based writer who hails from Mountain View, California. Her plays have been produced at the 14th Street Y, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, the Chain Theater, and the Access Theater, among others. She is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a residency which produces a night of new artistic work monthly in Brooklyn, and a member of Boxed Wine Productions. She is also a co-creator, writer, and performer in 2 Girls | 1 Asian, a new comedic webseries about biracial women in the arts. Her upcoming projects include assistant directing Young Jean Lee’s new play Straight White Men at the Public Theater this fall. BFA, NYU/Tisch.
Karen Ackerman majored in Theater Arts at the University of Minnesota, studying acting under Doc Whiting. After graduation, Karen turned to writing fiction. Her first play, Slow Dance in Cut Time, was born in frustration with an unyielding novel that demanded she rewrite it for stage. Since then, she has written seven full-length plays and two ten-minute works. She is a past recipient of a Heekin Foundation Writing Fellowship and a winner of the TimeOut-London/Theatre 503 Urban Scrawl competition for her radio drama Arnos Grove. Karen is a member of the Playwrights’ Center, headquartered in Minneapolis.
Karen Callwood is a native New Englander who considers herself a burgeoning playwright. Her first play ever performed for the stage, Who Should It Be? (The Language Studio; Frankfurt, Germany) was a ten minute comedy about dysfunctional game show contestants. Ms. Callwood is currently doing some behind the scenes work for various play festivals and is working on writing her own plays of various lengths and genres for production. Ms. Callwood is currently based in Frankfurt, Germany, but is open to global theatre opportunities.
Karen Jeynes is a creator of things: plays, films, TV shows, novels, radio dramas, articles and book reviews. Her plays include the multi award-winning “Everybody Else (is Fucking Perfect)”, “Wake up and smell the coffee”, “Kiss Kiss”, “I’ll Have What She’s Having”, and “Laying Blame”, as well as “Vaslav”, “The Best or Nothing” and “Pineapples and Casual Racists” all premiering in 2014. She serves on the boards of Women Playwrights International and is President of the International Centre for Women Playwrights. She edits www.thatwordsite.com, a home for wordnerds. You can find her on twitter @karenjeynes.
Karen Rousso is a playwright (Rapunzel, FringeNYC; Life Goes on Up to a Point, Theatre Theater, L.A), a screenwriter (Falling for Grace, additional writer, Tribeca Film Festival) and an improviser (Addle Essence, Comedy Underground, L.A.). She is a graduate of Smith College and New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. She studied acting at Circle Rep and with the late legendary Bobby Lewis, and improv at The Groundlings. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Librettists Workshop, the Dramatists Guild and the Independent Filmmaker workshop.
Karin Diann Williams is an Artistic Associate at NYC’s Looking Glass Theater where audiences have seen her plays Head, Time Troll, and Spirits! among others. Her work has also been produced by San Diego’s Fritz Theater (where she served as playwright-in-residence from 1992-2001), the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre Digital Performance Institute, Art House Productions, Lamia Ink!, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Strawberry One Act Festival, Collaboraction Theater, Boston Theaterworks, and many more. As a Partner in the motion media company CulpepperWilliams, she wrote and produced The Captive (Webby People’s Choice Award & NYTVF “Best Web Series” Award) and the independent feature Jordan. Her plays are available through Original Works Publishing and YouthPlays.
Karina Cochran is a tall glass of water from the midwest. She is currently pursing her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, studying under Rob Handel. She received her BA at Bennington College, studying under Sherry Kramer.
Karina Richardson was born in Houston to a Puerto Rican mother and an Oklahoman father. Her play Round She Goes received an Off-Broadway reading through the ESPA Drills program at Primary Stages. She is also the proud recipient of a 2014/2015 Mary Louise Rockwell Scholarship at Primary Stages. Karina is the co-artistic director of Proximity Theater Company and has written, performed, and danced in several Proximity productions. Her pieces have been published on Indie Theater Now, she participated in the 2014 Write Out Front Program, and read and performed her work at Dixon Place as part of the 2015 Am I Write, Ladies? Festival. She received a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Kate M Carey writes the wonderful, crazy, chaotic and sometimes painful things people do for love. A third-generation writer and first-generation college graduate, Carey left the Midwest and now explores the beach in Surf City, NC and the barbecue in Lexington, NC. She is married to an Episcopal priest and has children living in Ohio and Florida. Carey taught journalism at Jackson State University and The Ohio State University, helped create the Ohio Learning Network, and worked at two small independent colleges. Her work has been published in The Tishman Review, Panoply, Camel City Dispatch, Spring Street, and Quiz and Quill and play “Circle Around the Bed” performed by MadLab, Columbus, OH.
Katherine Brokaw I am a lifelong lover of theatre and sometime playwright/poet/screenwriter. I have worked as a political speechwriter, lawyer, mother and now dean of students at a law school. I studied ancient Greek drama in college, focusing on the tragedies of Euripides, and also wrote song lyrics for the Triangle Show, an undergraduate revue. I aspire to writing a musical and a libretto for a classical ballet, in addition to my ventures in straight drama.
Kathleen Coudle-King has been writing plays for more than 3 decade in spite of a lack of fame & fortune. She earned a BFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU, but this did not qualify her for employment in the field. So she went on to earn a Master’s in English and pays the bills by teaching college composition, as well as serving as the Executive Director for the GF Community Theatre. She continues to write plays, creating site specific work, work that is commissioned for various events, as well as working within communities to tell their stories. She’s written more than a dozen full-lengths, a few dozen one-acts, and received just enough encouragement over the years to keep going. Judith and Janey was written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition as part of the ND Playwrights Co-op Lewis & Clark production.
Kathleen McDonnell grew up in Chicago, and has lived in Canada for most of her adult life. She’s the author of eight books and more than a dozen plays. In recent years she has concentrated on fiction and theatre for young audiences, and her plays have been produced by some of Canada’s most prestigious companies, including Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and Montreal’s Youtheatre. Kathleen is also the author of The Notherland Journeys fantasy trilogy, the historical novel 1212, and has written two acclaimed non-fiction books about children and popular culture. In her creative life, she wears a second hat as singer / musician, primarily with her family trio kith&kin.
Kathleen Warnock is a NYC-based playwright and editor. Her work has been seen in New York, London, Dublin (Ireland and Georgia), and regionally. She is the Ambassador of Love for North America for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and hosts the reading series Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB Bar (since 2004). She is a member of The Dramatists Guild.
Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos’ plays include The Hall of Final Ruin, To Tread Among Serpents, and The Resurrection of the Publick Universal Friend. Her plays have been developed or produced by Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee), Something Marvelous (Chicago), The Bechdel Group (NY), Jacksonville State University (AL), Raíces Theatre Company (Buffalo), Durango Arts Center (CO), and Tennessee Stage Company. She is the winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, Renaissance Theaterworks Brink! Award, and a Princess Grace and O’Neill semi-finalist. Kelly is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and has a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of New Mexico.
Kendra Augustin South Florida native, Kendra Augustin, has a BA in theatre from Nova Southeastern University. Since moving to New York City in 2013 she has also studied acting at Stella Adler, Matthew Corozine Studio and HB Studio. She studies Improv at The Peoples Improv Theater and Sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade. Kendra has directed or assistant directed four plays: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, which she wrote ; Ain’t Life Sweet written by Bridget Stinson; Burying Elephants written by Robin Rice, and The Past Is Still Ahead written by Sophia Romma. Kendra is part of 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project; she has written three plays involving women in history since joining in 2014. She is also an award winning playwright having won best play for her short, Stranger (it also won best director and best lead actress) at the Stage Black Festival in 2014. In the summer of 2015, she, alongside Patricia Cardona Roca founded the Leela NYC Theatre Festival which focuses on non traditional casting.
Kenneth Robbins is the author of BUTTERMILK BOTTOMS, recipient of the Toni Morrison Prize and the Associated Writing Programs Novel Award. He has published 29 plays, 4 novels, and numerous essays, stories, poems, and memoirs. Currently he teaches within the Honors Program, Louisiana Tech University.
Kim Louise has been fascinated with the written word since she was four-years old. She’s written in many genres: poetry, essays, short stories, including a 15-year stint writing mass market fiction for Kensington Publishing and Harlequin Enterprises that culminated in 10 published novels and 5 published novellas. She’s written several plays and (as of 2017) is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Kirsten Brandt is an award winning playwright, stage director and producer. She is the author of Berzerkergäng, The Frankenstein Project, The Waves, The Mechanic’s Daughter, The Thinning Veil and NU. She is the co-author of the musical The Snow Queen. She has adapted A Doll’s House and Wuthering Heights. Brandt has directed for San Jose Repertory, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, North Coast Repertory, and Arizona Theatre Company.
Kitty Felde ALICE is Kitty Felde’s second play about the Oyster Bay Roosevelt Roosevelts. Her one-man show QUENTIN is performed every weekend as a White House neighborhood tour. Her Bosnian war courtroom drama A PATCH OF EARTH has been produced worldwide and won the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Acting editions available on Amazon. Her commission GOGOL PROJECT was named Best Adaptation by the LA Drama Critics Circle. Felde co-founded LA’s Theatre of NOTE and led the playwriting program at the HOLA Youth Theatre. She is a public radio veteran and is host/creator of the Book Club for Kids podcast.
Kristin Hornsby teaches theatre and film-based courses in the Northern Kentucky University Honors Program. She earned a BFA in playwriting from NKU and an MFA in Stage and Screenwriting from Florida State University. Kristin’s plays have been read and produced in Florida, Kentucky, and New York. Her 10-minute play, “Turn Left,” took top prize at the 2011 Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and several of her screenplays have been made into short films. Favorite writing credits include: twentysomething (The Journey Company), The Boy Who Knew Too Much (FSU), and When the Dealing’s Done (NKU). She is a part of the Kentucky Women Playwrights Seminar.
Kristine Greenaway is a Canadian playwright and literary translator. Her latest work is a series of plays about historic figures told with humour and a blend of fact and fantasy for adults and children. Her site-specific plays have been produced in France and Switzerland. Recently she was commissioned to write a play for an Armenian actor.
L.A. Green is also an actor, director and teacher specialising in Speaking Shakespeare and North American Dialects for British actors. She is Canadian, now living and working in the U.K. Forward to the Right (one-act) about Joan of Arc is published by Samuel French. She has won or been short-listed for several UK playwriting awards, with several productions on the London Fringe. Other plays include: Patience (one-act) Makeshift, Marching, Morning Glories, Nell! (monodrama),Mutual Needs, Reflections (monodrama), and Bite the Bullet (one-act play for 2 magicians). Her adaptation of Dracula won 4 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999.
Lani Anderson, adventurer, writer, healer, seeker of truth. At a very young age Lani appreciated honest courage and fortitude. As a single women in her twenties she traveled and lived in Europe and Asia. In her forties, with a mature mind she did so again. Now she turns to the long held desire to write. She has completed several screenplays, a novel and a play and like most writers, she has several stories in development.
Larissa Brewington Phoenix, AZ playwright, Larissa Brewington, has had featured works at AZ Women’s Theatre’s Pandora Festival, including: What You Don’t Know and Tie the Knot. She’s been featured at the Herberger Festival of the Arts, including: X Factor and Spirit. She’s written and performed for Herberger’s Lunch Time Theatre for the past 8 years, with one acts including Into the Blue with Bessie Coleman, The League, and Har-Lem-Ren. Feb 2015, she will feature, March at The Herberger, which surrounds events of the March on Washington. Larissa is thrilled to use her talents in support of this important mission.
Laura Rohrman is the author of several full-length plays including: Reporter Girl (Semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival, Weissberger Award Nominee and Princess Grace Finalist) and My Life As You (Finalist Playwrights First Award) and Hoboken. She’s also the author of many one-act plays including: Below 14th and Without, both finalists at the Samuel French Festival short play festival in New York City. Laura is a graduate of The New School for Drama’s MFA program where she studied both playwriting and acting. Laura is also a producer and marketing specialist and works for the Eagle Project (Native American Theater Company) as a Press Rep.
Laura Shamas writes in different genres, media, etc. For theater, she’s written over 40 plays. She’s a member of WGAw, LPTW, and the Dramatists Guild. Her newest full-length theater projects are: the musical of LADY-LIKE, with composer-lyricist Lisa Donovan Lukas (about The Ladies of Llangollen) and CIRCULAR, a two-person show about an army psychiatrist and ‘The Odyssey’ (on the 2015 Kilroys List, Honorable Mention).
Laurel A. Lockhart (actor-playwright) TIMES SQUARE TOURIST. her solo show, was performed at the Bank Street Theatre in New York before going to the Edinburgh Festival. BENCHES, a series of one acts, was presented at EAG in the summer of 2017
Plays produced by Polaris North include: NEON, TREASURES, JANE TIMES THREE
NATAS Writers Program: selected monologues: SELFIES UNCOVERED, ELEVATORS, SUMMER SATURDAY GI60 project at Brooklyn College first publication includes her one act SENIOR DATE
Laurel Wetzork considers her fictional WWII and science-fiction works a perfect frame and mirror for today’s world. Her WWII play, Blueprint for Paradise, had a successful run in Hollywood, and the play was a semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre competition and the Center Stage/Humanitas playwriting prize. Laurel is co-founder of The Athena Cats (theathenacats.org), volunteers for the LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI) as web editor for the Women at Work pages, and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). She’s a member of the Dramatists Guild of America (DG) and Association of Writers & Writers Programs (AWP). Twitter: @gem2arts
Lauren Ferebee was the 2014 Hub-Bub Theatre Artist in Residence and a 2014 juried fellow at the Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca, NY. Her work as a playwright includes The Reckless Season (Spartanburg Little Theatre/HUB-BUB, LRR) Somewhere Safer (FringeNYC 2013, OV/NV and Inkwell finalist), Blood Quantum (At Hand Theatre/WET Productions) and Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets (Adaptive Arts). Her work has been developed with Spark and Echo Arts, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, ESPA/Primary Stages, On the Square Productions & Flux Theatre Ensemble. Lauren is a member of playwriting collective Lather, Rinse, Repeat. BFA, NYU/Tisch.
Lawrence Kessenich is a playwright, poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former book editor and amateur actor. He has written full-length plays and many 10-minute plays, one of which won The People’s Choice Award in the Durango 10-Minute Play Competition. He studied theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and acted in amateur productions in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. His poetry has been widely published, and he won the Strokestown International Poetry Prize. He has published a number of essays, reading one of them, “In My Father’s Tears,” on NPR’s This I Believe. He resides in the Watertown, Massachusetts.
Leah Halper’s short plays have been widely produced on the West Coast. Her ten-minute Ready was a Heideman Award finalist in 2008, and she’s an Arts Council Silicon Valley Playwriting Fellow. She belongs to the Dramatists Guild, PlayGround at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, City Lights Theatre LightSource and the Pear Avenue Theatre Writers Guild. She has worked as a journalist, coffee picker, house-cleaner, reporter, peace activist, and translator. As a playwright she has a quirky global-historical approach to story.
Libby Emmons is a playwright and theater maker, whose plays include Puff Puff (Festival of the Offensive, NYC 2014), Radio Mara Mara (The Kraine Theater, FringeNYC 2013), Zeropia (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission 2009), The Girls from Afar (East/West Players, LA, 2010), “Animal/Animal,” (Best Short Plays, 2013, Smith & Krause), “The Worm Turns at the Fort Peck Hotel,” (New York Theater Review 2009), and many more. She curates 10-minute play series Sticky, Bowery Poetry Club 2007-12, now Beauty Bar, Brooklyn. Libby is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University School of the Arts, and blogs the story of her life at li88yinc.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and a very mean cat.
Lily Meyer is a professional freelancer writing for arts and nonprofit groups, both online and off. By night, she is a theater technician and lighting designer. Her education in the performing arts is a side-effect of catching the stage bug at a young age. She was born with the urge to write. She lives in New York where she is finishing the book for a musical.
Linda Britt, a Maine playwright, has had plays performed by Out of the Box Theater Company, Community Little Theatre, Improvised Puppet Project, Freeport Community Players, Little Theatre of Fall River, and Hand-To-Mouth Players. “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” about Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, premiered in 2010. In 2012, she and her son Colin Britt took their musical, “Billionaire Vegans,” to “The Pitch” at the Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival. In 2014, “What If…” was featured at the Maine Playwrights Festival, and “The Last Ferryman,” a new musical, with her book, premiered in an AEA production at Stonington Opera House Arts.
Linda Evans Two off-Broadway productions in Manhattan, STICKY GIRLS (Patricia Watt, Love Janis and Fred Astaire Awards, producer) LIPSTICK ON A PIG (M. Roderick, Rock of Ages, musical, producer,Meritorious Excellence in Playwriting)Beckett Theatre,NY,NY; ENTER SINGING musical (nom.Best Actress, Best Production), Abingdon Complex, NY,NY; AZ LORT Theatre Company playwright:A REST IN ANGER, VORTEX, A YAQUI SPRING(Lee Blessing Award), member of NYC 365 for 2014
Lindsay Adams is a nationally produced playwright, educator, and dramaturg. Her play, Her Own Devices, received two awards from the Kennedy Center and the 2016 Judith Barlow Prize. Development/Production History: Women’s Project Theatre (NYC), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (PA), Page-to-Stage Festival (DC), This is Water Theatre (TX), Westport Center for the Arts (MO), Interrobang Theatre (MD), Theatre Alliance (DC), Fishtank Theater (MO), Hub Theatre (VA), and One Minute Play Festival (DC), among others. She is an M.F.A. Candidate at Catholic University of America, Midwest Dramatists Center Resident Playwright, and proud member of the Dramatists Guild and LMDA.
Lisa Jayne received her MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2010 and recently published three of her poems with Muddy River Poetry Review Fall 2016. She served as Artistic Director of White Mountain Regional Theater in Show Low, Arizona for six years, and serves as a commissioner with Arizona Commission on the Arts. Some of Ms. Jayne’s plays have been produced at White Mountain Regional Theater and Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department, including Broken (a one-act play), One Week: An Uncommon Love Story, The Obituary and most recently, Coeur d’Alene. White Rose: Another Kind of Fairytale is the third play submitted by Lisa Jayne for 365 women a Year.
Lisa Mammel is an experienced writer passionate about the issue of racial injustice and paths toward reconciliation. Beyond her three stage plays, Lisa’s background in writing includes two full length screenplays and a novel, as well as articles published in scholarly journals. The issue of racial injustice at the center of the play “Bloodletting” represents a longstanding focus of Ms. Mammel’s career, a career which includes her roles serving as: an Africa analyst for the U.S. Department of State; a United Nations observer of South Africa’s first multi-racial elections; and an attorney-monitor to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Lisa Nicoll is a Brooklyn-based writer and composer. Her farce Poedunk was produced in 2014 in Oxford by the ART Theatre, and is published by Indie Theater Now. Her plays have had readings at the SUNY Playwrights Lab, as has her current project, The Dove, a musical about veterans. Her compositions have been performed at 54 Below, and her pop single “Bad For Me” charted at #2 on AIU Radio. She has created voices for the Sci-Fi Channel, and her fables and short fiction have been published by The Metropolitan Review. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Lisa Scott is a Chicago-based playwright and storyteller.
Lisa A. Wilde is a Professor of Theatre at Howard Community College as well as the Resident Dramaturg at Rep Stage.Previous to Rep Stage, she worked at Center Stage and Young Playwrights Inc. She holds a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama
Lisa K. Winkler is a writer and educator. She’s written books and plays. This is her first play for 365. Lisakwinkler.com
Liza Case has written four full-length plays including The Unspoken Ones, which won the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award and the Stark Award for Drama, and Baby Strike!, Honorable Mention for this year’s Jane Chambers Award. She wrote the screenplays for several short films, including Destiny, which played on the Emmy-award-winning PBS show The Short List and IFC. Her short plays Online Education and Ten Miles From the Georgia Line were recently read by Food For Thought at The Players. Liza received her B.A. in Creative Writing from CUNY and her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. She lives in New York, with her son, Harlan.
Lolly Ward plays include 72 OBJECTS (semifinalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; finalist, IATI Cimientos), GONE (finalist, Portland Civic Theatre Guild), MATE (Eric Tucker at The Actors’ Gang; CalTech), BLACK PRESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Smith & Kraus), and THE ETHEL PARTY (Silk Road Review). She was a member of the LA-based Playwrights Union before moving to Oregon, where she co-founded LineStorm Playwrights. She received her BA and MA from Stanford University in English and Creative Writing. Member: Actors’ Equity, Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA
Loy Webb Until hearing that actor Hill Harper (CSI: NY) earned a law degree before pursing his dream of being an actor, Loy did not realize it was possible to pursue dual dreams. Inspired by his story, she became both an Attorney and Playwright. Her work has been featured at Black Ensemble Theatre, American Theater Company, 20 % Theatre Company Chicago and Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company in New York. She is a member of The Black Playwright’s Initiative at Black Ensemble Theatre, and is a contributing theater critic for Newcity, an independent Chicago arts paper.
Lucy Wang writes, teaches and performs. Her plays have been performed all over, and are available at Original Works Publishing, JAC Publishing, Amazon, and YouthPLAYS. Wang has also written two short films (one of which she directed), and sold a pilot to Disney. Her awards include the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, Best New Political Social Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, Berrilla Kerr Foundation, James Thurber Fellowship, CAPE’s New Writers TV Award, NATPE Diversity Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellow, Annenberg Community Beach House Writer in Residence. She currently teaches at E-script.ws.
LuLu LoLo is a New York based playwright/actor, international performance artist, historian, and activist. LuLu has written and performed eight one-person plays Off-Broadway that evolve from her passion for historical research and social justice, especially as pertaining to the dramatic struggle of women in New York City’s past, exemplified by subjects such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and the lesbian lover of murder victim Kitty Genovese. LuLu was a Blade of Grass Fellow and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer in Residence. LuLu is a board member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Vito Marcantonio Forum, and the City Reliquary Museum in Brooklyn.
Lydia Williams is a young writer who lives in Dallas, Texas. She loves writing plays, and does it quite frequently. This is her first professional play, but she has had one play performed by the ametuer company, Homeschool Children’s Play Association. She is an actress, and has performed in several plays.
Lylanne Musselman resides in Ypsilanti, MI. She teaches writing at Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, University of Toledo, and Ivy Tech Community College. Her short play, Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker, won an audience choice award at the Metro Detroit Fringe Festival in 2015. In addition, she has directed many one-act plays, and won a scholarship for directing at BoxFest Detroit 2015. Musselman is currently facilitating the new 365! Women’s Festival of short plays at Monster Box Theatre in Waterford, MI. That festival will make its debut in March 2016, and will include only plays selected from the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project. Musselman is also an award winning visual artist and poet. Her poetry has appeared in many print and online literary journals, as well as anthologies. She is the author of three chapbooks, and co-author of Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013).
Lynda Crawford leads the playwriting lab at SUNY Empire State College. STRANGE RAIN was a finalist in Reverie’s Next Generation Playwriting Contest 2004, and showcased at FringeNYC 2013 (winner, Overall Excellence in Playwriting award). A PROCESSION OF CLOUDS showcased in the Unchained Festival 2013 (tied winner, Audience Favorite award). SECRETS OF THE BIRDS was a finalist in the 2006 Samuel French Short Play Festival. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (co-written with Gary Kupper) showcased at FringeNYC 2002. HOWARD INK! showcased in the Harvest Festival 2013. PILLOW OF TEARS was chosen for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in South Africa 2015. Lynda’s plays are published by Indie Theater Now. She belongs to the Dramatists Guild.
Lynne S. Brandon MFA in Playwriting, Smith College. Trained with Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Adly Gurgis, Sarah Ruhl, James Lecesne, Len Berkman, Arthur Giron, Sinan Ünel, Shirley Kaplan, Kate Aspengren. FULL-LENGTH PLAYS: Bare Chested, At the Line, Mad Cow, Tops, The Naked C Prompt. SHORT PLAYS: Isosceles, A Grand Bargain, Sexism in Theatre. SCRIPT READER: Hartford Stage, Boston Theatre Marathon, New Repertory Theatre, ATHE Jane Chambers Prize. MEMBER: The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., International Centre for Women Playwrights. PUBLICATIONS: Program Notes, Tongue of A Bird, New Repertory Theatre, 2014; “Moving On”, Scenes from a Diverse World, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2013.