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JOEL STONE

Joel was artistic director of Off-Off-Broadway's The Theatre Asylum, which produced his plays, Horrors of Dr. Moreau (published by Samuel French, Inc.) and Babel-Babble. In 1998, Horrors of Dr. Moreau became the first Script-in-Hand reading presented at NJ Rep. The Age of Miracles, which premiered at NJ Rep in 1999, was a finalist at the Samuel French Short Play Festival. Later that year, an evening of his short plays at NJ Rep included The Speck of Dust in Bugsy's Eye, featuring the late Kim Hunter. He has written and directed plays for all four Theatre Brut Festivals, including: Prairie Dogs and Abilene (2004), Trouble on the PATH (2005), Seven4Seven (2006), and The Purgatory of Charlie Hustle (2008). From 2000-2002, he was in charge of theatre education for the New York City Department of Education. He is currently a 'member emeritus' of the Writers Guild of America, West.

MARK DUNN

Mark Dunn is the author of several books and over thirty full-length plays, a dozen of which have been published in acting edition. Mark has received over 200 productions of his work for the stage throughout the world, with translations of his plays into French, Italian, Dutch and Hungarian. His play North Fork (later retitled Cabin Fever: A Texas Tragicomedy when it was picked up for publication by Samuel French) premiered at NJ Rep in 1999 and has since gone on to receive numerous productions throughout the U.S. Mark is also co-author with NJ Rep composer-in-residence Merek Royce Press of Octet: A Concert Play, which received its world premiere at NJ Rep in 2000. Two of Mark’s plays, Helen’s Most Favorite Day and Dix Tableaux, which received their first staged readings at NJ Rep have gone on to publication and national licensing by Samuel French. Mark’s novels include the award-winning Ella Minnow Pea, Welcome to Higby, Ibid, the children’s novel Rodney and Wayne, and Under the Harrow, which was published this year by MacAdam/Cage. Mark teaches creative writing and leads playwriting seminars around the country, in addition to serving as Vice President of the non-profit PULA (People United for Libraries in Africa) which he founded with his wife Mary in 2002.

JOE PINTAURO

Pintauro's play, Snow Orchid was a selection of the Eugene O'Neill conference. Circle Rep produced it with Olympia Dukakis and a recent revival in London, starred Jude Law and Paola di Ognisotti. Moving Targets, a number of short plays, was produced by the Vineyard Theatre in New York City. Other plays are: Beside Herself, Circle Rep. with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart, and Lois Smith. Raft of the Medusa at the Minetta Lane and London's Gate Nottinghill. Men's Lives, a dramatic adaptation of Peter Mattheissen's non fiction book, Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. The Dead Boy, work-shopped at London's Royal Court with Ian McKellan, Sean Mathias directing. Pintauro directed it in a Netherlands production entitled, Dode Jongen, in Dutch language. It was also recently produced in Los Angeles. His collection of twenty sevens short plays called Metropolitan Operas have been produced in various languages. The trilogy By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea, was produced at The Bay Street Theatre and later at The Manhattan Theatre Club. Pintauro taught fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence and N.Y.U., film making at Marymount College and The School of Visual Arts, N.Y., and playwrighting at Southampton College where he headed the summer writers conference. The Dead Boy was a recent selection of the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference. His novel, Cold Hands, was singled out by the New York Times as one of the best novels of the year. State of Grace, his second novel, was published by Times Books and well reviewed. Pintauro has studied cinematography, (Columbia University) has a B.B.A. from Manhattan College, a B.A. in Philosophy and he completed full time study in Major Theology. He was awarded the Margaret Hill inaugural chair in theatre at Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame, 2001.

MIKE FOLIE

Six of Mike's plays have been produced at NJ Rep - An Unhappy Woman; The Adjustment; Lemonade; Naked by the River; Slave Shack; and Panama, the last three as world premieres. In addition, NJ Rep has produced staged readings of Mike's plays Boxes and Home Movies. The Adjustment was produced Off-Broadway at the 91st Street Theater, played for six months in Los Angeles, and was produced on tour in Great Britain with Stefanie Powers. NJ Rep's East Coast premiere of Mike's An Unhappy Woman (now titled Love in the Insecurity Zone) was called "hilarious" by The New York Times; other productions of the play have taken place in Los Angeles and Buffalo. Naked By The River has gone on to be produced in Connecticut, Florida, New York, California, and Texas. Panama, another NJ Rep premiere, was subsequently produced at the Edison Theater, Long Beach, California and at Oregon Stage Works in Ashland, Oregon. Panama was also featured in the 2003 Dublin, Ireland Fringe Festival. Mike has been commissioned by Broadway and film producer George W. George (My Dinner with André; Dylan; Bedroom Farce) to write a play about the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey. Mike lives with his wife, Frances Mayer, a schoolteacher, and his two children, Brendan and Lizzie, in Rockland County, New York. You can visit his website at: www.mikefolie.com.

GINO DIIORIO

Gino DiIorio’s new play Darwin at Down won 2nd place in the 2007 Julie Harris Playwriting Competition.  The play has been given staged readings at the Urban Stages Theatre, and the International Theatre Festival in Timisoara, Romania.  Dead Ringer won 1st place in the BBC’s 2005 International Playwriting Competition. The play was performed on BBC Radio in the Fall of 2005.  Dead Ringer will receive its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in 2009.  Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer, and directed by Joe Brancato, was produced at Penguin Repertory Theatre in June of 2006 as well as the Virginia Stage Company, Fall 2008.  Apostasy was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in July of 2006. The play received its New York premiere at the Urban Stages Theatre in April of 2007. Apostasy was recently published by Samuel French. Are You the Wife of Michael Cleary? received its NY premiere in January of 2008 at the Irish Arts Center.  The play was also produced at various venues throughout Ireland. Reparation won a development grant through Clark University (2008-09) and received a staged reading at Luna Stage, NJ. Gino has also written The Key, a one man show addressing teen depression.  The Key was developed through Educational Theatre of New England and Boston Children’s Hospital, and will begin a high school tour in 2009-10.  Gino was the winner of the 2007 Urban Stages Emerging Playwrights Award.  He also has won a Berrilla Kerr Playwriting Award (2003) and a Higgins School Grant (2001).  His plays have been finalists at the O’Neill Center, the Humana Festival and New Dramatists.  Winterizing the Summer House was chosen as one of the top ten plays in the 2002 Writer Digest’s national play competition.  The play received a main stage production in 2003 at the New Jersey Repertory Company.  His first play, White Noise, received second prize in Delaware Theater Company’s Connections Contest for plays dealing with racial themes and received its first public reading starring Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham.  White Noise also received a Pilgrim Project Grant for Development and Production. The play has been given readings by the 12 Miles West Theatre Company (NJ) as well as at Chicago Dramatists. White Noise was given a main stage production by the Turnip Theatre Company in NYC.  His play The Pigeon Tree was produced by the Metropolitan Playhouse as part of their East Village Chronicles Series in January of 2005. His short play, Green Waits on Blue, was recently published in Near South, a poetry journal.  His play Sleeping Dogs was given a public reading at the 78th Street Theatre Lab.  featuring Arthur Nascerella and Frank Vincent. Gino has written a number of screenplays, including Fatboy and Morally Straight, a 2002 Austin Film Festival Semifinalist. Morally Straight was given a reading by The Actor’s Playground in NYC, featuring Norbert Leo Butz in the lead role.  Gino is Associate Professor of Theatre at Clark University in Worcester, MA.  He has won a number of awards for his teaching including a Logan Faculty Fellowship and a Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship.  He has also taught at The New School for Social Research, NYU, the Weist Barron School, and Rockland Community College. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

D. W. GREGORY

D.W. Gregory is a critically acclaimed writer whose plays have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. The New York Times has called Ms. Gregory "a playwright with a talent to enlighten and provoke" for Radium Girls, a drama about watch dial painters poisoned on the job. The Good Daughter, about a farm family in World War I Missouri, earned her a Pulitzer Prize nomination when it premiered at New Jersey Repertory Co, where Ms. Gregory is a resident playwright.  She is a national core member of the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis and a member of Playground, a playwrights' development group at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co., in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gregory's other plays include October 1962, which also premiered at NJ Rep; The Good Girl Is Gone, a finalist for the O'Neill; Molumby's Million; Cabbage Hill (formerly, The Truth About Charlie), developed at The New Harmony Project; Driven To Abstraction, and Your Life Begins Here, as well as a number of short plays and plays for youth theater. She is a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where a short play, So Tell Me About This Guy, kicked off her playwriting career. Plays for youth theatre include Penny Candy, The Secret Lives Of Toads, Miracle In Mudville, Tales Between The Threads, and Another County, all commissioned by Imagination Stage and developed for student performance. Ms. Gregory's work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the National New Play Network, and The Alfred P. Sloan Science and Technology Project. Her plays have been developed and presented at The Playwrights Center, The New Harmony Project, the Shenandoah International Playwrights Retreat, the Mt. Sequoyah New Play Retreat, Ensemble Studio Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Lark, Theater of the First Amendment, GEVA Theater, Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, Round House Theater, Charter Theater, Florida Stage, The Women's Project, Abingdon Theater, and the Young Vic. Several of her plays, including Radium Girls and Penny Candy, are published by Dramatic Publishing. In addition to writing plays, Ms. Gregory has worked as a theater critic—most recently for The Washington Post—and as a teaching artist.

BRIAN MORI

Brian Richard Mori was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Southern California and now resides in New York City.  He has had over two dozen play productions across the U.S., three plays published -- Dreams of Flight by Dramatists Play Service; Adult Fiction, winner of the Davie Prize for Playwrighting, by Smith and Kraus, in an anthology entitled New Playwrights:  The Best Plays of 2000; and Bedtime Stories by Smith and Kraus, in an anthology entitled The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2005 2 Actors -- and 12 screenplay options, including Fade In Magazine winner High Windows.   He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN, and is proud to be associated with New Jersey Repertory Theatre.  www.brian-mori.com.