CELINE SONG's play ENDLINGS will receive its world premiere in 2019 at American Repertory Theater. It was selected for the 2018 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and it was placed on the 2017 Kilroys list. Celine is a member of the Public Theater’s 2016-2017 Emerging Writers Group, Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and The Orchard Project's inaugural NYC Greenhouse 2018. She was a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow from 2017-2018, and she was a 2017 semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship. Her play TOM & ELIZA was a semifinalist for the American Playwriting Foundation's 2016 Relentless Award. Celine has been awarded residencies, fellowships, and commissions from MTC/Sloan, Sundance, the Millay Colony for the arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Celine was an IATI Theater 2015 Cimientos Playwright and a 2014 & 2016 Great Plains Theatre Conference Playlab Playwright. Her plays include THE FEAST (MAP Theater in Seattle, New Court Theatre in LA, Shelterbelt Theatre in Omaha, Red Theater Chicago), FAMILY (Signature Theater, Potomac Theater), TOM & ELIZA (Ars Nova, JACK, Theatre503), and ENDLINGS (The Public, Echo Theater, OSF Black Swan Lab). She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia. She is currently a staff writer on Amazon's The Wheel of Time, and developing a project for television with Diablo Cody and Beth Behrs.
LEAH NANAKO WINKLER
Leah Nanako Winkler is a playwright from Kamakura, Japan and Lexington Kentucky. Her plays include KENTUCKY, TWO MILE HOLLOW, DEATH FOR SYDNEY, DIVERSITY AWARENESS PICNIC, and more. Her new play GOD SAID THIS premiered at the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2018 and received the 2018 Yale Drama Series Prize. She is a 2016-2018 Time Warner Fellow at the Women’s Project Theater, a labbie at Ma Yi, and a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. She was a 2017 Ucross fellow with the Sundance Institute. Commissions include Mu Theater, Jerome, 2G, WP Theater, Atlantic Theater Company (Asian Mixfest), and EST/Sloan. Recently, Leah was awarded the first-ever Mark O’Donnell Prize from The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons. She is currently one of the inaugural recipients of a commission from Audible’s Emerging Playwrights Fund and was named the 2017-2019 Jerome New York Fellow at the Lark. She is also a staff writer on A24’s Untitled Ramy Youssef Project (Hulu). Leah completed her MFA at Brooklyn College.
Jeremy Tiang is a published writer and currently the Managing Editor of Pathlight: New Chinese Writing. Jeremy has translated more than ten books from Chinese, including novels by Zhang Yueran, Yeng Pway Ngon, Chan Ho-Kei, Zhou Haohui and Li Er. His most recent translation is of Jackie Chan's autobiography NEVER GROW UP. He is the recipient of a PEN/Heim Grant, an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship, and a People's Literature Prize Mao-Tai Cup for Translation. His own plays include Salesman之死, The Last Days of Limehouse and A Dream of Red Pavilions (adapted from the novel by Cao Xueqin). His short story collection It Never Rains on National Day was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2015, and his novel State of Emergency (Epigram Books) was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. Jeremy obtained his MA in Text and Performance Studies from King’s College London and another MA in Classical European Acting from Drama Centre London.
hARRISON daVID rIVERS
Harrison David Rivers resides in Saint Paul, MN, and was named one of City Pages’ Artists of the Year. His plays include: When Last We Flew (GLAAD Media Award, NYFringe Excellence in Playwriting Award, NYFringe), Sweet (AUDELCO nomination for Best Play, NBT), And She Would Stand Like This (20% Theatre Company, The Movement Theatre Company), Where Storms Are Born (Berkshire Theatre Award nomination for Best New Play, Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, Williamstown), A Crack in the Sky (History Theatre), Five Points (Theatre Latte Da) and This Bitter Earth (New Conservatory Theatre Center, Penumbra, About Face). Harrison has received McKnight and Many Voices Jerome Fellowships, a Van Lier Fellowship, an Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship and New York Stage & Film’s Founders’ Award. He was the 2016 Playwright-in-Residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Harrison is an alum of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers' Group, Interstate 73, NAMT and The Lincoln Center Directors' Lab. He is a NYTW Usual Suspect and a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Harrison holds an MFA from Columbia University.
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Laura Zlatos is an award-winning, Pittsburgh-born, Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays have been developed or produced in New York at 59E59 Theaters, the Signature Theatre, the Flea Theater, Gene Frankel Theatre, HERE Arts Center, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, among others. Regionally, her work has been produced in New Orleans, Colorado Springs, and Bloomington, IN, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Laura is a member of the Project Y Playwrights Group. She won the Woodward/Newman Drama Award (Happily After Ever) and the Chameleon Theater Circle's New Play Contest (The Light in the Refrigerator) and was a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship, the Princess Grace Award, and the MFA Playwrights' Workshop at the Kennedy Center. Laura's short play "The Pill" was published in Reproductive Freedom Festival Plays on Indie Theater Now. Laura received an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, an MA in Performance Studies from NYU and a BFA in Dramatic Writing with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies from NYU.