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Karen Hartman is the author of seventeen plays with over fifty productions worldwide and the 2003 recipient of the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award. Her play GOING GONE premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. She is the librettist of the opera MOTHERBONE, composed by Graham Reynolds, which won the Frederick Loewe Award in New Music Theatre and broke attendance records at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin. GUM received its world premiere at Center Stage in Baltimore, its West Coast premiere at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, its New York premiere at Women's Project & Productions, and is published as a trade paperback by Theatre Communications Group and as an acting edition by Dramatists Play Service, together with her one-act THE MOTHER OF MODERN CENSORSHIP. GIRL UNDER GRAIN, commissioned by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, was named Best Drama in the 2000 New York International Fringe Festival where it was produced by the Drama League and transferred by Page 73 Productions. ALICE: TALES OF A CURIOUS GIRL, adapted from Lewis Carroll with music by Gina Leishman, was commissioned and first produced by the Dallas Theater Center, where it received an AT&T OnStage Award. BLESSINGS AND CURSES, a collaboration with Malashock Dance & Company, was the inaugural production of the San Diego Center for Jewish Arts, winning the Dance Alliance Tommy Award and a Patte Award for Outstanding Theater. Other works include TROY WOMEN, adapted from Euripides and first produced by the Yale Repertory Theater/Yale School of Drama, and two plays for young audiences: ALICE'S WILD RIDE: THE TRUE STORY OF A PIONEER ON WHEELS, commissioned and first produced by the La Jolla Playhouse, and SECRET SAM, commissioned and produced by Playwrights Project. Karen Hartman has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis, a Fulbright Scholar in Jerusalem, and a playwright-in-residence at the Royal National Theatre. She has developed work with the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Benjamin Mordecai & Associates, New York Theatre Workshop, the McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, New Directors/New Works, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Voice & Vision, and A.S.K. Theater Projects. Other commissions include South Coast Repertory and California Shakespeare Festival, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Karen Hartman is a resident writer at New Dramatists. She teaches playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, where she earned an M.F.A. in Playwriting (A.S.C.A.P. Cole Porter Prize, Truman Capote Fellowship, Foster Family Scholarship); she also earned a B.A. in Literature with honors from Yale University (Veech Writing Prize). She grew up in San Diego and now lives in Brooklyn.