Sarah Blake received a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 2013. Her first book, Mr. West, was released in March, 2015 by Wesleyan University Press. She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and son.

Andrew Kahn is a writer, performer, and programmer. He is the assistant interactives editor at Slate, where his creations include quizzes, calculators, infographics, and animated maps. He is also the producer and manager of His Majesty, the Baby, as well as an accomplished pianist.

Eli Mandel lives in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared, or will appear shortly, in the Harvard Review, the Paris Review Daily, and Prodigal. His awards include the Frederick Clapp Fellowship from Yale University and The Norton Writer’s Prize.

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee for best new play), The Clean House (Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2005; The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 2004); Passion Play, a cycle (Pen American award, The Fourth Freedom Forum Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Helen Hayes award); Melancholy PlayEurydice; Orlando; Demeter in the City (NAACP nomination); Late: a cowboy songThree Sisters; and most recently, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, and The Oldest Boy. She is currently on the faculty at Yale School of Drama and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Colin Ryan is an MFA candidate at Columbia University, where he teaches writing.

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