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    MEET THE 2010-2011 WRITERS!

    Rosebud Ben-Oni: A former Rackham Merit Fellow and Horace Goldsmith Scholar, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a co-editor for Her Kind at VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her short play Drawn from Water will be produced by Thespian Productions in October 2011. Recently produced work include Quimera on the Storm (New Perspectives Theatre Company), Untouchable, Don’t Call it Returning, Owless of Santa Clara and The Amaranthine Thread. Recently, her short story “A Way out of the Colonia” won the Editor's Prize at Camera Obscura: A  Journal of Contemporary Literature and Photography, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has recent and upcoming work in Existere, Slice Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Arts & Letters, Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature and Men Undressed: Women Writers and the Male Sexual Experience. In Fall 2011, she will speak at the Women in the Arts conference as a playwright negotiating space and homosexual identity in the Middle East, and present a paper on her experiences in developing her play Quimera on the Storm at New Perspectives at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference.   Recently VIDA selected her essay “On Writing Quimera and other Fears,” for their State of the Art Feature.

    Patricia Ione Lloyd is part of the Smithsonian Griot Project and Folk Life Archive for the Library of Congress – Audio Interviews. She was a 2009 playwright in residence at the University of Mumbai, India, where a reading of her play Black Tale was presented. She received New Professional Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Award for her play, Black Tale and Downtown Urban Theatre Festival’s Best Play Award for her play, This Train is Bound for Glory. She was a resident playwright in 2009 with Freedom Train productions where they presented a reading of her play Dirty Little Black Girls.  Dixon Place in NYC also presented an excerpt reading of Dirty Little Black Girls as part of their Hot Summer Play Festival. Ione had a 2010 residency and reading of Dirty Little Black Girls at Brown University. She is also a guest lecturer at NYU.  Ione believes in the power of arts education to change lives and society. She is a teaching artist for the Theatre Development Fund where she teaches beginning playwriting in NYC high schools. Ione volunteers for Rhythm Visions Production Company, a non profit arts organization that works in communities of color. She is a member of the College Board’s National Task Force on Arts in Education.

    Stacy Osei-Kuffour is a recent graduate of NYU'sTisch School of the Arts where she majored in Drama and trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. During her years there, Stacy evolved into a playwright; co-directing and starring in her own play, In the Evening at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. In addition, last month Stacy’s play, The Painter, was nominated for The Best Plays of 2010 in the Strawberry Festival of One Acts. This fall, two of Stacy’s plays, Breathless and Red Red, will be produced by Collaborative Stages.


    Calla Videt recently wrote and directed two original works entitled One Arm and a Leg and The Untitled Project, which premiered at HERE Arts Center, Theater for the New City, and the Gene Frankel Theater in the spring and summer of 2010. In 2009, she worked on Complicite's West End production of Endgame. She holds a BA in physics and theater from Harvard University, where she directed, performed in, and worked on over 15 productions.  Her final directorial project and senior thesis—The Space Between—premiered on the mainstage of the American Repertory Theater in April of 2009 and told the story of the making of the atomic bomb through the lens of the Orpheus myth.  Calla has also directed productions of Moira Buffini’s Dinner, Complicite’s The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, Sarah Kane’s Blasted (Assistant Director), Martin McDonaugh's The Pillowman (Assistant Director), and Complicite’s Mnemonic.  She is the recipient of Harvard’s Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts and an Artistic Development Fellowship, and is a member of Nylon Fusion Writer's Collective and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab.


    PAT GOLDEN is a theatre director and established filmmaker. Trained in theatre production and directing at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Golden has mounted both regional and Off-Broadway productions. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she founded her first theater company, The South Oakland Arts Council where she produced and directed plays ranging from musicals to new works from the avant-garde. Recently, Golden mounted a production of LadyBug Gonna Getcha, by Karalee Corthron for Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST).

    Pat directed Tony-Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change) and a cast of ten in a Workshop production of a revival of The Fabulous Miss Marie: No.4 of The Twentieth Century Cycle, by playwright Ed Bullins (three OBIE awards, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle), co-produced with and presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  Golden directed and co-produced the American premier of the British farce, Rug of Identity by Jill Fleming Off-Broadway; Homeboy, a play with music for the Perry Street Theatre and C'mon Back to Heavenly House, a drama commissioned by and performed at Amherst College. Bullins wrote both plays. She directed Philip Seymour Hoffman in No Special Bed, a compelling one-act written by Honor Malloy.  Pat has directed staged readings and workshops at NYSF/Public Theatre, EST, New Dramatists, Ken Urban’s theatre - The Committee, Dramatists Guild, INTAR, New Federal, NYU and The Cherry Lane Theatre.

    Pat also participated as a Director Observer in the Lark Play Development Lab and in adjudication of the New Dramatists’ Princess Grace Awards in Playwriting.  Pat Golden is a member of the Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Lab (HPLR/Collaboration) founded by Eduardo Machado at INTAR, the Harlem Alliance/Columbia University Writing Workshop and of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.