Rob Byrnes is the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of six novels, and his short stories and essays have been included in several anthologies, including the recently released Equality: What Do You Think When You Think Of Equality? He was also (probably mistakenly) inducted into the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame in 2016. A native of Rochester, NY, he now lives in “Manhattan-adjacent” West New York, NJ.
Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include AliceGraceAnon (New Georges), Holly Down in Heaven (Forum Theatre, DC), Listen for the Light (Know Theatre, Cincinnati 2017), and Welcome to Fear City (Kilroys’ List 2016). She’s the author of the young-adult novel, The Truth of Right Now, Simon Pulse 2017. She is a proud member of New Dramatists, and has reeived the 2012-2014 Women’s Project Time-Warner Fellowship, Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Princess Grace Award, two NEA grants, Helen Merrill Award, Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize and many other awards. Her work has been devleoped at Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Berkeley Rep, CenterStage (Baltimore), CATF, E.S.T., and many other organiastions. TV: NBC’s Kings (2008-2009). Juilliard alumna. Visit her at karaleecorthron.com.
Tina Howe’s most produced plays include “Birth and After Birth”, “Museum”, “The Art of Dining”, “Painting Churches”, “Coastal Disturbances”, “Approaching Zanzibar” and “Pride’s Crossing”. These and other works premiered at the Public Theater, the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, The Old Globe Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Atlantic Theater Company, Primary Stages as well as being translated and produced abroad. Ms. Howe is proud to have served on the council of the Dramatists Guild since 1990.