Monica Bauer holds several useless graduate degrees, including an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. Former editor at Choice Magazine. She is best known as a playwright but has been writing practice novels at NaNoWriMo since 2013 and has attended the Sewanee Writer’s Conference with actual writers. Her first novel seen by other humans, “DNA, or The Book of Brad,” is available from Amazon in both paperback and e-book format. It was recently reviewed (with four stars) by Indie Reader. Her second novel, “The Happy Victims of Our Past Crusades,” will be published by independent press Draca Publishing in February of 2022. Her third novel, “The Snare,” is being circulated to agents. Her most recent play, “Porter’s Will,” receives a staged reading in New York on October 19th as part of the Emerging Artist Theater’s New Works Series. Published plays include Vivian’s Music, 1969 (Original Works Publishing) and the upcoming Three Men With Guns included in The Best New Ten Minute Plays of 2021, edited by Lawrence Harbison for Applause Books. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild and the Authors Guild. Full play production history, awards, and publications at www.monicabauer.com
Gina Femia's work has been seen/developed at MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, EST, The Flea, Page 73, CTG, Theater of NOTE, Panndora Productions, among others. Selected honors include The Kilroys List, Leah Ryan Prize, Doric Wilson Award, the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award and the Neukom Award in Playwriting. Gina's work has been nominated for a Drama League Award (my pieced ears with AFO's Solo Shorts) as well as a New York Innovative Theater Award. Gina is a current Core Writer with the Playwrights Center, and an Alum of EST Youngblood, Page73's Interstate 73, Pipeline Theatre’s PlayLab, New Georges' Audrey Residency, the Ingram New Play Lab at Nashville Rep and Parsnip Ship's Radio Roots Writer's Group. Gina’s a New Georges Affiliated Artist and has received residencies with Page73, Powerhouse, NTI at the O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Fresh Ground Pepper. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College (Lipkin Prize in Playwriting).
Kathleen Warnock is a Queens-based playwright and editor. Her plays have been produced in New York City, regionally, and internationally in England, Ireland and Australia. She is Associate Artistic Director of TOSOS (New York's longest running professional LGBTQ+ theater), and Ambassador of Love for North America for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. She is a NYC Ambassador for The Dramatists Guild, of which she is a longtime member. she is co-chair of the Parks & Cultural committee on Community Board #1 Queens. She's been running DCW since 2004, and no intention of stopping.