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Rob Zellers

Rob Zellers

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Mr. Wheeler’s (PlayPenn, 2014)

Rob Zellers’ plays have been developed at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Lark, PlayPenn, New Harmony Project, Accessible Theatre Company of Boston, and Carnegie Mellon and Wake Forest Universities.  He is co-author of The Chief, the most successful play in Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 41-year history, published by University of Pittsburgh Press and made into a feature film.  Other plays:  Harry’s Friendly Service, premiered Pittsburgh Public Theater 2009, Edgerton Award; Mr. Wheeler’s, Salt Lake City-Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-by-Play series.  Plays in development: Safekeeping, The Happiness They Seek, and Smokey Hollow.  Rob was the Education Director at Pittsburgh Public Theater from 1987-2015 where he established numerous successful theater education programs to serve the Pittsburgh community.  He was an O’Neill Theatre Conference semi-finalist, winner of the Pen is a Mighty Sword Award, recipient of the 2013 Tapestry Award in the Arts and Pittsburgh New Works Lifetime Achievement Award, and a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.

 

Martín Zimmerman

Martín Zimmerman

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Seven Spots on the Sun (PlayPenn, 2012)

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter whose plays include Seven Spots On The SunOn The ExhaleWhite Tie BallThe Making Of A Modern Folk HeroThe Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways, and have been produced or developed at The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Roundabout Underground, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, LCT3, New York Theatre Workshop, Victory Gardens Theater, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. (Seattle), PlayPenn, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, American Theater Company, The Theatre @ Boston Court, Chicago Dramatists, Primary Stages, Teatro Vista, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Foundation, Cara Mía Theatre Co, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Theatre Row, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Borderlands Theater, Source Festival, The Gift, Collaboraction, Red Tape, The University of Texas at Austin, and Duke University with upcoming projects at Roundabout Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

A recipient of the Terrence McNally New Play Award, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citation, Humanitas Prize New Voices Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize, McKnight Advancement Grant, Jerome Fellowship, Carl Djerassi Playwriting Fellowship, and the National New Play Network’s Smith Prize, Martín is an Executive Story Editor on Netflix’s Ozark, was a Staff Writer on Netflix’s Narcos, has been the Alliance for Latino Theater Artists (ALTA) Artist of the Month,  was a member of the 2011-2012 Playwrights’ Unit at Goodman Theatre, is a Playwright in Residence at Teatro Vista, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and has been a finalist for the Kendeda Competition and Heideman Award.

MFA in Playwriting: The University of Texas at Austin. BA in Theater Studies, BS in Economics: Duke University.

 

Stefanie Zadravec

Stefanie Zadravec

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The Electric Baby (PlayPenn, 2011)

Stefanie Zadravec a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwright’s Center of Minneapolis and member of Keen Co. Playwright’s Lab.  Her plays include: Colony Collapse (Theatre@Boston Court: Kilroys List); The Electric Baby(Two River Theater, Quantum Theatre, Rorschach Theater); Honey Brown Eyes (Theater J, Working Theatre, SF Playhouse); and currently – The Boat (The Working Theater Commission), and Tiny Houses (Women’s Project Commission, JAWfest 2017, Theatreworks New Works 2017)

Honors include The Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, The Francesca Primus Prize, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts & Media Collaboration Award, as well as fellowships from New York Foundation of the Arts, The Lark, Playwrights Realm, Dramatists Guild, and Sewanee Writers Conference. She has received support for her work through residencies, grants, and commissions from NYSCA, The Edgerton Foundation, The Ford Foundation, SPACE at Ryder Farm, JAWfest, Theatreworks, NEA, The LARK, The Mellon Foundation, The Lilly Awards, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, The Women’s Project Theatre, Epic Theatre Ensemble, The Barrow Group, and New Dramatists.  Stefanie is an alum of the Women’s Project Lab and the Lark Playwrights Workshop, and her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus) and The Kilroys: 97 Scenes & Monologues by Women & Trans Writers Volume I (TCG). Stefanie also is a regular teaching artist for PlayPenn’s Application Review program.