(Playwright) Kara Manning’s plays have been performed or developed via the Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Horizons, MCC Theater, NYTW, LAByrinth Theater, New Dramatists, the Magic Theater, the Lark Play Development Center and more. She is the recipient of the 2007 Princess Grace award in playwriting and a Jerome Foundation Affiliated Writers grant. Member of the Women’s Project 2008-2010 playwriting lab, MCC Theater’s Playwrights Coalition and Dramatists Guild. Playwright-in-residence with the Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency and Page 73 Productions’ 2008 Yale retreat. Literary manager of the Irish Repertory Theatre. Graduate of Columbia University’s M.F.A. playwriting program.