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Nina Shengold won the ABC Playwright Award and the LA Weekly Award for her play "Homesteaders." Her one-acts have been performed all over the country, and her TV scripts include Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Blind Spot," starring Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney, and "Labor of Love,” starring Marcia Gay Harden. She is artistic director of the theater company Actors & Writers, and she is the book editor of Chronogram, a Hudson Valley magazine of arts and culture. Her first novel, Clearcut, is forthcoming from Anchor Books in 2005.
Eric Lane's plays have been performed at theaters in New York and around the country. Works include "The Gary & Rob Show," "The Heart of a Child," "Dancing on Checkers' Grave," and the film “First Breath.” He is artistic director of Orange Thoughts, a not-for-profit theater and film company in New York City.
Shengold and Lane are the editors of Plays for Actresses, Leading Women, Take Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays, Take Ten II, and Under Thirty: Plays for a New Generation, all in Vintage. For Penguin they edited Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays, The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays, and The Actor's Book of Gay & Lesbian Plays, which was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award.