EMG Playwriting Workshop Member Playwrights:

Jena Tesse Fox is the smallest member of the EMG Playwriting Group. By day, she writes for a travel magazine. By night, she reviews theater and cabaret for BroadwayWorld.com and Cabaret Scenes magazine (which has earned her a voting membership in the Drama Desk Awards). Somewhere in between day and night, she enjoys playwriting, and was the first student to graduate from Wells College with a full-length play as her thesis.

Elana Gartner has written, among other scripts, Before Lesbians (due for a reading at Oberlin College), Daughter (UpTown Theatre reading; PlayLab Selection, 2013 Great Plains Theatre Conference), Pilar's Brother (Finalist: 2010 MetLife Nuestras Voces Playwriting Competition), Because of Beth (Productions: Howick Little Theatre, Auckland, NZ; The Workshop Theater, producer: Small Pond Entertainment. Awards: third prize in the 2007-2008 Pen and Brush Playwriting contest. Finalist for the Open Book 2007 Playwriting Competition), Cortex Kin (Dixon Place reading; Finalist: Double (XX) Fest 2.0. Finalist: Eden Prairie Players' 2012 Collection of One ActsSemi-finalist: 2010 Drury University One-Act Playwriting Competition), Tag on Toe (Finalist: Little Fish Theatre's Hella Fresh Fish 3.0 Short Play Festival; Finalist: Eden Prairie Players' 2012 Collection of One Acts) and Spinning (Winner of the 2008 Fabrefaction Theater Company Playwriting Competition). Two monologues from Ms. Gartner's plays Daughter and Because of Beth were published in "Audition Monologues for Young Women #2: More Contemporary Auditions for Aspiring Actresses" by Gerald Ratliff(Meriwether Publishing. Ms. Gartner founded the EMG Playwriting Workshop which has fostered a supportive community for playwrights since 2004. She is also a member of the playwriting group Manhattan Oracles and the founding co-chair for the International Centre for Women Playwrights' 50/50 Applause Awards. Ms. Gartner helped to edit a second edition of "You Can Write A Play!" by Milton E. Polsky. Ms. Gartner is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in Creative Writing and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is listed on Newplayexchange.com, TreePress.com, and Doollee.com.Website

Ryan Jenkins Bio forthcoming.

Mark Loewenstern is an award-winning writer of plays, teleplays, web films, and musicals for children. His scripts include: Near Nellie Bly, an O'Neill semi-finalist, Carnality, a Heideman Award finalist, produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville and published in “30 Ten Minute Plays for Two Actors”; The Slightly Exaggerated True Story of "Civic Virtue", commissioned by the Pierro Foundation, A Doctor’s Visit, winner of the Samuel French One-Act Festival and published in Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, Series #27; The Nastiest Drink in the World, winner of the Anna Zornio Prize for Best Children’s Play; and Holiday Rumble, an animated web video which has received over 290,000 views on www.atom.com. Mark studied theater at the University of Pennsylvania and Kings College London.

Duncan Pflaster Plays that have won awards: The Underpants Godot, Messin' With the Kid, 1460 Sketches of Your Left Hand, The Empress of Sex, The Taint of Equality, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, The Thyme of the Season, The Starship Astrov, Sweeter Dreams, The Wastes of Time, Eternity: Time Without End, The Tragedy of Dandelion, and the short pieces Bill's Threesome, Dark Night of the Russet Rascal, Mine or Yours, Eternity: Time Without End, Nine-Tenths of the Law, and Say Something Shocking (The Spit-Take Play). Others include Suckers, Admit Impediments, Sleeping in Tomorrow, Ore, or Or, and a multitude of short pieces that have been produced all over the United States. Published: Nine plays published online at IndieTheaterNow.com. Pocket Universe in Smith & Kraus' The Best New Ten Minute Plays 2013. My Perfect Life in The LIC One-Act Play Festival 2013. A monologue from The Taint of Equality in Smith & Kraus' "The Best Male Monologues 2013", two monologues from 1460 Sketches... in "The Best Male Monologues 2014" and in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books' "Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35", and two monologues from The Underpants Godot in Smith & Kraus' "The Best Male Monologues 2015". www.duncanpflaster.com

D. Ethan Weil Bio forthcoming.

Natalie Zutter’s work has been developed/performed at The Brick, The Tank, The Secret Theatre, True False Theatre, TinyRhino, and Sacred Fools. Her plays include Drinks/The Sincerest Form, developed during True False Theatre’s inaugural The Polygraph Tests residency; A Real Boy, commissioned for Caps Lock Theatre’s The Sex With Robots Festival; RETCONtroversy, performed at The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival; and Split Second, developed during the 2016-2017 Amtrak Residency. She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (with a concentration in Serialized Storytelling and Internet Culture) and current member of the Dramatists Guild, EMG Playwriting Workshop, and The Tank’s TV Writing Group. By day, she is a staff writer for the sci-fi/fantasy website Tor.com. You can find her online @nataliezutter and on the New Play Exchange.