Lauren Feldman’s plays include: The Egg-Layers; A People; Grace, or The Art of Climbing; Fill Our Mouths; many devised works; a dozen short plays (Heideman semifinalists); and a solo piece. She was selected as an American playwright delegate for the Royal Court Theatre’s “Crossing the Borders” project and for Australia’s World Interplay Festival, and she has been an artist-in-residence at Terra Firma, SPACE at Ryder Farm, the School of Making Thinking, Tofte Lake Center, Montana Artists Refuge, Montana Repertory Theatre, Sewanee University of the South, Cornell University, and Theater Emory/Brave New Works Festival. She received the Agnes Ranjo Capps Award for an Emerging Female Playwright and was nominated for the 2009 Wendy Wasserstein Prize. Her play Grace, or The Art of Climbing received nominations for the 2009 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and the 2010 Barrymore Award for Best New Play, and it will be produced at Denver Center Theatre in January 2013, on the heels of its inclusion in the 2012 New Play Summit. She has been published by Cengage Learning, Applause Books, and Broadway Play Publishing. 2011-2012 Dramatists Guild Fellow; 2010-2011 Groundbreakers Playwrights Group (terraNOVA); Yale School of Drama, MFA (mentors: Richard Nelson and Paula Vogel); Cornell University, BA. She is currently collaborating with Adam J. Thompson and the Deconstructive Theatre Project on The Orpheus Variations; with Pirronne Yousefzadeh (& ensemble) on The Food Play; and with Adrienne Mackey and Swim Pony on Lady M (produced in the 2011 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival). When she’s not writing and devising theater, Lauren teaches playwriting at Farleigh Dickinson University and will begin teaching at Bryn Mawr in fall 2012. A native Miamian, Lauren now lives (and trains acrobatics) in Brooklyn.