We are thrilled to share the Edge Fest winning playwrights!

Dan Borengasser - Gospel According To Bowser

Dan has written numerous plays that have been produced and/or have received staged readings. Three of his plays – A.R@UNI.GOV, The Kindness of Strangers, and Sense & Insensibility – have been published. Many plays have been produced internationally, including in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, and the Philippines. Three short screenplays of Borengasser have been produced as well as a feature length film he helped write titled The Donor Conspiracy. Three radio plays have been produced and broadcast on KUSF Radio in San Francisco, Broadcast Services for the Blind, the Shoestring Radio Theatre website and the Public Radio Satellite System.

Dave Hanson - Cafe D'Automatique

Dave is an American playwright, actor and comedian best known for his play Waiting For Waiting For Godot, his work on the hit television shows Inside Amy Schumer, Chelsea Lately, The Detour and the feature film Trainwreck. As a playwright, his comedy Waiting For Waiting For Godot received rave reviews from The New York Times, Time Out New York during the New York International Fringe Festival in 2013. And has since gone on to receive a successful run in the UK, opening in September of 2016 at the St. James Theatre in London, as well as many other regional productions around the US. His published and produced works include Waiting For Waiting For Godot (Oberon Books UK/US), The Exit Interview, Café d’Automatique (“Best Short Plays of 2015” anthology by Smith & Kraus publishing), and Thank You For Letting Me Have Sex With You. Dave studied Theatre and English Literature at Whittier College, and has studied improv comedy and sketch comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, IO West Theatre and The Second City (LA). His work with the sketch comedy group The Shorts Show has appeared on Good Morning America, Funny or Die, The AV Club, MTV, and The Huffington Post and was most recently seen in the Off Broadway production of Annie Baker’s The Flick, directed by Sam Gold, at the Barrow Street Theatre. Dave is a member of The Collective New York, The Stillwater Writer’s Group The Dramatists Guild of America, SAG-Aftra and Actor’s Equity is a guest lecturer at Rutgers University and NYU.
Marilyn Millstone - Compos Mentis

Marilyn is an award-winning playwright, news and feature journalist, poet and essayist based in Kensington, Maryland. Her first full-length play, The Sculptress – a semi-historical drama about two little-known but gifted female artists – was produced by Baltimore's Fells Point Corner Theatre and won two awards at the 2011 Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Portions of her second full-length play, The Hope Slope, have been produced in New York City by Hudson Warehouse (2015) and by the Baltimore Playwrights Festival (2016). Compos Mentis is her first comedy and first ten-minute play. It premiered in 2015 at the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre (Ohio) 10x10 Festival and has been selected for numerous productions since: Fells Point Corner Theatre 2016 10x10 Festival (where it won an Audience Favorites award); Barrington Stage (Massachusetts) 10x10 Festival 2017; Short & Sweet Sydney (2017); Short & Sweet Dubai (2017). It will be produced at the Silver Spring (Maryland) One Act Play Festival in August 2017. Marilyn recently earned her MFA in playwriting from Spalding University in Louisville, where she won Spalding's 2015 Mayborn Award for creative nonfiction.
Will Morris - Priority Shipping

Will is  excited to be a part of this important festival. He currently lives in Chicago, IL pursuing improvisation in all its forms (except short) and working odd jobs around the city to keep himself fed. Will would like to thank his parents and sister for their endless support and the Armed Farces for every laugh we shared together.
Robert O'Connell - Character Assassination 

Robert is an award winning playwright and the author of Flash Mob, Cruise Mob, Campus Mob, The Day I Dressed Better Than My Wife and The Death of Comedy. He is an educator and humorist, and currently lives with his wife in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have three children. You may follow his blog at http://thesmartestguyiknow.wordpress.com/
Bara Swain - Turn!Turn!Turn!

Bara’s plays and monologues have been performed across the country in more than 100 venues in 18 states. NYC theatres include the Abingdon Theatre, Urban Stages, Barrow Group, Sam French OOB Festival, Artistic New Directions, Project Y Theatre, Kaufmann Theatre, Gallery Players, Turnip Theatre, and Ego Actus. Her plays are published by Smith & Kraus, Art Age Press, Applause Books, Original Works Publishing, Meriwether, and JAC Publications. Critical Care, produced on stage and in film, is reprinted in the new college textbook, Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres by Lisa Roney (Oxford U. Press) and serves as a key reading for the craft of playwriting. Honors include Heideman Award Finalist, Aboard the Guy V. Molinari; 2013 City Theatre National Award Finalist for Short Playwriting for The Hotel Lobbyist; and, by special invitation from Burt Reynolds, An Evening With Bara Swain, BRIFT, Jupiter, Florida, directed by Burt Reynolds. Bara is pleased to return to the Birdhouse Theatre after last season’s Edgefest production of Little Black Dress.
Larry Nadler + Jose Torres - Never Too Old

Larry Nadler (Bio not available.)
Jose Torres became involved with theatre in 2005. Since then he Stage Managed over fifteen productions, has performed on stage and as an extra on six films and TV productions in the Miami, Florida. A graduate of the Palm Beach Film School. This is Jose and Larry Nadler’s first project as playwrights, they also wrote another short play “Sex and the Mailman”. His passion for Theatre is working with the actors and without an audience none of this would be possible.

Jim Vejvoda - Buster & Johnny

Jim  is a native Bostonian who holds a BFA in screenwriting from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, where he received their prestigious Jack Nicholson Award for Excellence in Screenwriting. Jim is also a veteran journalist who covers the film industry, having worked at both The Hollywood Reporter and IGN.com, where he currently serves as the Executive Editor in charge of movies. He's very excited to be a part of Edge Fest 2017!

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