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Aaron Posner

Aaron Posner

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My Name is Asher Lev (PlayPenn, 2007)

Aaron Posner is a playwright and director. He has written and adapted about 20 plays, including: Life Sucks and Stupid F*cking Bird, a new family musical called The Gift of Nothing, adaptations of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen and My Name is Asher LevWho Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love), based on short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. He is a founder and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre and has directed at major regional theaters from coast to coast including the Folger Theatre and Milwaukee Rep (he is an Artistic Associate at both), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, The Alliance, The American Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theatre, Seattle Rep, and many, many others. He was raised in Eugene, Oregon, but was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He currently lives outside of Washington DC with his wife, Erin, and their amazing daughter, Maisie.

 

Eric Pfeffinger

Eric Pfeffinger

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Human Error (PlayPenn, 2015)
Malignance (PlayPenn, 2006

Eric Pfeffinger is a playwright in Ohio who grew up in Indiana and likes to work in Chicago. He enjoys a robust Midwestern humility. Eric’s work has been produced by Actors Theater of Louisville, the Geva Theater Center, the Phoenix Theatre, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. His plays include Accidental Rapture, Hunting High, Some Other Kind of Person, Barrenness, Assholes and Aureoles, Malignance, and the plays for young audiences Lost and Foundling and The Day John Henry Came to School.  He’s written new plays on commissions from the InterAct, Imagination Stage and the Signature and developed scripts through workshops and readings at PlayPenn, Page 73 Productions, the Rattlestick, the New Jersey Rep and available light. He’s collaborated on pieces with the Internationalists and the New York Neo-Futurists. His plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing and Dramatics magazine, and he’s written articles for American Theatre magazine. He’s co-author of the novel The High-Impact Infidelity Diet, available on finer remainder tables everywhere.

Jonathan Payne

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Poor Edward (PlayPenn, 2016)

Jonathan Payne recently received a 2015 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. His work has been produced and developed at the Tristan Bates Theatre (UK), Ars Nova, Fringe Festival NYC, The Bushwick Star, and the Fire This Time Festival. He is a proud fellow at New Dramatists, Playwrights Realm and The Dramatist Guild, as well as a 2014-15 Ars Nova Play Group member.  Awards include the Holland New Voices Award (2014), Rosa Parks Award (2011), John Cauble Short Play Award (2002). He received a BA from the GSA Conservatoire (UK) and an MFA in Playwriting from Tisch School of the Arts.