Karen Malpede is author of fifteen produced plays, short stories, and essays on theater and human rights, and a collection of early plays, A Monster Has Stolen the Sun and Other Plays (1987). She is cofounder, with George Bartenieff and the late Lee Nagrin, of Theater Three Collaborative. She has taught Greek and contemporary drama and writing at Smith College, New York University, and the CUNY Graduate Center’s Continuing Education Program.
Michael Messina was the publisher at Applause Theatre & Cinema Books and Limelight Editions (Hal Leonard Corporation).He has also worked for Da Capo Press, Cooper Square Press, and the American Booksellers Association.
Bob Shuman is the owner of Marit Literary Agency in New York, and is an editor, a playwright, a college professor, an author, and a composer. He is coeditor of Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century (2009). A fellow of the Lark Theatre Company, he is the recipient of Hunter College’s Irv Zarkower Award for excellence in playwriting. Visit Shuman’s theater website, Stage Voices, at www.stagevoices.com.