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Mattie J. Hawkinson

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Dimenticar (PlayPenn, 2018)

Writing credits include TYA productions in New York and Chicago and a co-adaptation of The Three Musketeers in Philadelphia at Quintessence. As an actor, Mattie has participated in new play development at the National Playwrights Conference five times. She’s also worked on new plays at Victory Gardens, Chicago Shakespeare, Cleveland Playhouse, Lookingglass, and the Ensemble Theatre of New York. Some other acting credits include Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Manhattan Theatre Club, Milwaukee Rep, Denver Center, Centerstage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Northlight, and Indiana Repertory. Assistant directing credits at the Irish Repertory, the Arden, and Philadelphia Theatre Company.

J. Julian Christopher

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Bruise & Thorn (PlayPenn, 2018)

J. JULIAN CHRISTOPHER – Acting MFA (The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School). Awards: The 2009 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group Fellowship, 2015 Queens Arts Council Grant, and The 2014 Best New Work Motif Award. Plays include, Locusts Have No King (INTAR), Animals Commit Suicide (First Floor Theater), Nico was a Fashion Model (LAByrinth) and Man Boobs (The Public Theater). Julian received honors for Best Devised Work & Best Direction at The 49th Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in 2017 for his production of anOTHER. He is an Executive Producer and Writer of the hit web series, Bulk- The Series.

Ray Yamanouchi

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Tha Chink-Mart (PlayPenn, 2018)

Ray Yamanouchi was born in Queens, raised on Long Island, and received a BA in film and theatre from Hunter College in Manhattan. His plays include It’s Our Kitchen (Semi-finalist, Iati Theater Cimientos 2017), Tha Chink-Mart (Semi-finalist, Princess Grace Award 2016), Impact (Semi-finalist, National Playwrights Conference 2017), and The American Tradition (Finalist, New Light New Voices Award 2017). He has developed work with WT Theatre, Mission to (dit)Mars, The Blank Theatre, Rising Circle Theater Collective, and Ars Nova. You can find him online @NotoriousYAMs and as the host of RE:, a talk show about theatre in NYC (www.retheatre.nyc).

Sevan K. Greene

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You, The Fire, and Me (PlayPenn, 2018)

Sevan K. Greene is an award-winning NYC and London-based actor-playwright. His NY work includes The Public Theater, The New York Theatre Workshop, The New Group, The Culture Project, New York Stage and Film, New York Musical Theatre Festival. London: The Bush Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Theatre503, Tamasha, Rich Mix, The Shubbak Festival. He is an alumni of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writing Group, Rising Circle’s inaugural INKTank Lab, The Bush Theater’s Inaugural Emerging Writers Group. He has been shortlisted and a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, Papatango Playwriting Prize, Sundance Theatre Lab, O’Neill Festival.

Dominic Anthony Taylor

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Kids Drop (Off) (PlayPenn, 2018)

Dominic Taylor is presently commissioned by Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Sloan Foundation to work on a play about Ernest Everett Just. His play Hype Hero is recently published by Playscripts.com. It will join Personal History and Wedding Dance on this imprint. His play Upcity Service(s) is published by Broadway Play Publishing. He is the former Associate Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre. He is an alum of New Dramatists and a Usual Suspect with New York Theatre Workshop. He holds a Bachelors’ and a M.F.A. from Brown University. He is a Professor at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Lindsay Joelle

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The Garbologists (PlayPenn, 2018)

Lindsay Joelle is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist. Plays include Trayf (Theater J—NEA grant, Penguin Rep), The Garbologists, and A Small History of Amal, Age 7. She is the 2018 NNPN writer-in-residence with Curious Theatre and received an EST/Sloan Commission, Rita Goldberg Award, Irving Zarkower Award, Anne Freedman Grant, and Kilroys List Honorable Mention. Her plays have been finalists for the Eugene O’Neill NPC, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Leah Ryan’s FEWW, JAW Festival, JPP, Blue Ink Award, Ingram Lab, UMass Lab, and Soho Rep Lab. New Georges and Lark-affiliated artist, alumna of the BMI Workshop, Columbia University (BA), Hunter (MFA).