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Josh Beerman

Josh Beerman

Josh Beerman is a playwright/screenwriter and graduate of the New School for Drama in Playwriting. His work has been seen at the FringeAct Festival of New Work at ACT and Theater Schmeater in Seattle.

In the NYC area he has had work produced at Manhattan Rep and was a finalist at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival in 2010 and a winner in 2011. His plays have been developed by Urban Stages, The Management and theNEST.

He has worked on the artistic staff for Seattle Repertory Theatre and in artist services at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is published by Samuel French and his screenplay Dark is slated for production by Tandem Pictures in 2015. He is currently one of the resident playwrights at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

You can read some of his plays on The New Play Exchange: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1659/josh-beerman

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Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman holds the Playwright Center’s 2014–15 McKnight Residency and Commission for a nationally recognized playwright. Her 20 plays and musical works include Goldie, Max & Milk (Nominee, American Theater Critics Association award, best new regional play, Carbonell Award), Gum, Goliath, Leah’s Train, Troy Women and more. Her plays have been produced regionally and in New York, and published by TCG, DPS, Playscripts and more. Some of her honors: 2013 Sustainable Arts Grant, Jerome Fellowship, New Dramatists residency, Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, Hodder Fellowship, AT & T Onstage Award, Fulbright Scholarship. Her essays are published in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Ms. Hartman is currently under commission at Yale Repertory Theater and People’s Light and Theater. In Fall 2014 , he became a Senior Artist in Residence at University of Washington.

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Courtney Meaker

Courtney Meaker

Courtney Meaker's first full-length play Buckshot premiered with Macha Monkey Productions in 2013, followed shortly by her second, Chaos Theory, a play seeking order at Annex Theatre. One act works include Apocalypse Soon (Ghost Light Theatricals Battle of the Bards 2012) and That'swhatshesaid (Northwest New Works Festival at On the Boards/Portland’s Risk/Reward 2014). Her short plays have been produced at Spin the Bottle, Theater Schmeater, and 14/48 The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival. She’s the co-writer on the second season of the award-winning web series “WRECKED” (Honey Toad Studios). Her essay, "Walking While Fat and Female – Or, Why I Don't Care Not All Men Are Like That" was republished by xojane.com and HuffingtonPost.com. Her short story "Etymology" was a finalist for the Naked Girls Reading Literary Award. She's a graduate of Knox College.

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