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LAURA MARKS

(Playwright) is a recent graduate of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace playwriting program, an alumna of the Public Theater’s 2011 Emerging Writers Group, and a new member of New Dramatists.  Her play about the foreclosure crisis, Bethany, won the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Writers as well as Synchronicity Theatre’s SheWrites award, was published in Methuen’s American Next Wave anthology in the UK, and was chosen by John Guare as runner-up for Yale’s David C. Horn Prize.  Bethany and her other plays, Mine and Gather at the River, have had readings or workshops at the Public Theater, Juilliard, the Women’s Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf, the Black Dahlia, the Wilma Theater, HighTide Festival Theatre (UK), the Lark, Naked Angels, Partial Comfort et al. Ms. Marks grew up in Kentucky, attended Boston University, Indiana University and the BMI Lehman Engel Composer/ Lyricist Workshop, and currently holds a new play commission from South Coast Repertory. 

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