Mashuq Mushtaq Deen is an award-winning, theater artist whose Full-length plays include: The Shaking Earth, Draw the Circle, Tank & Horse, and Shut Up! Deen’s plays have been produced and/or developed by PlayMakers Rep (world premiere, August 2016), New Dramatists, The Public Theater, NYTW, InterAct Theatre, Page73, Ma-Yi, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Georgetown University, BEAT Festival, PACE University, Hampshire College, Averett University, Dixon Place, Passage Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, Tofte Lake Center, Berkshire Fringe. Awards and Grants: Helene Wurlitzer’s Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Award, MacDowell Colony’s Arch an Bruce Brown Fellow (2015-16), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow; Fellowships: MacDowell Colony Fellow (2015), Bogliasco Foundation Fellow (2016), Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Fellow (2016), New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow; Writing Groups: Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group (2009), Page73 Interstate writing group (2014); Other: Jerome New York Fellowship finalist, O’Neill Conference semifinalist, Weissberger Award nomination, Playwrights Center Core Writers Finalist, James Baldwin Award, Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize honorable mention, Literary Committee of Queens Theatre (2014-15). Teaching Artist: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council SPARC Fellow, Community Voices Workshop with Second Generation Theatre, Mind the Gap (NYTW), and various colleges/universities while touring with Draw the Circle. Member: NYTW Usual Suspect, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Public Theater Alumni Writers Group, Dramatists Guild. He earned his MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School/New School for Drama.
Lynn Rosen’s full-length plays include: The Firebirds Take The Field (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Commission, world premiere at Rivendell Theatre, Chicago), Bernhard (UC Santa Barbara LAUNCH PAD commission/production, fall 2016), In The Blue, Man and Beast (TheatreWorks New Works Festival), Apple Cove (Women’s Project Theater; Todd Mountain Theater Project), Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born (commissioned/produced by New Georges), Washed Up On The Potomac (Centerstage – Baltimore; EST Marathon of One Act Plays), Progress In Flying (EST/Sloan Commission), Back From The Front (Working Theater; published in “Out of Time & Place”), Nighthawks (Studio Theatre; Willow Cabin Theatre; published by Samuel French). Lynn’s work has also been produced/developed by: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage, Red Bull Theater (twice published in Best of Red Bull Theater’s Short Play Festival anthology), Fault Line Theatre, The Brick, The New Group, Geva, New Harmony Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Lark Play Development Center (Writing Fellow), terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers, and The 52nd Street Project. Lynn is co-creator/co-writer of the award-winning comedic web series Darwin, directed by Emmy-winner Carrie Preston, with whom she’s developing two pilots. Darwin was named one of the Ten Best Web Series of 2015 by Paste Magazine. Coming up: World premiere of The Firebirds Take The Field at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Chicago); I Love You starring Bill Irwin and Steven Boyer, directed by David Auburn, with Playing On Air; Gurley! – a musical about Helen Gurley Brown – in development with composers/rock duo The Kilbanes at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Washed Up On The Potomac with The Pool, NYC, fall 2017. Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University.