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BIOGRAPHY

Full length plays developed at The Lark include, Bertrand Priest, winner of the Kaufman & Hart Award for New American Comedy, and subsequently produced at Arkansas Rep in 2007. Lenny & Lou, world premiere, September 2004, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Washington, D.C. Nominated, Charles MacArthur Award for Best Play and Best Resident Play as part of the Helen Hayes Awards. Also nominated, American Theatre Critic's Association's New Play Award. New York premiere, February 2006 at 29th St. Rep. Vattago, selected as a PlayLabs Playwrights Center semi-finalist and performed at undergroundzero/playgroundzero, PS 122, also winner of the Jerry Kaufman Award. Jefferson Street, finalist NAAA Playreading Contest, performed at NYU Studio Tisch. God's Creatures, semi-finalist, Stageplays' International Playwrights Competition. Little Universe, screenplay (adapted from his play) semi-finalist Scriptapalooza International Screenplay Competition, The Playwright and His Wife, staged-reading at the Actors Studio Playwright-Directors Unit and the upcoming He Who Laughs. Other plays include The Desert, Honorable Mention, 1999 Crossing Borders/Approaching Millennium New Play Contest, Wharf Rat Theater. Luna Park, Runner-up, Jewish Ensemble Theatre Spring Festival of New Plays, Going, (one-act), The Workshop, semi-finalist, Chutzpah Festival, Manhattan Punchline. Published, 2006, Playscripts, Inc. Fantasy, (10 minute play), The Workshop. Film, co-directed by the author and Joe Leonard. Ian was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Foundation Fellowship and teaches scene study for Different Directions, a community organization, committed to nurturing the creative, artistic and social abilities unique to each student. He also plays guitar and mandolin, performing with the Hell's Kitchen Cookers.

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