A.J. DeLauder is a West Virginia based playwright, actor, and teacher. His plays have been selected, produced, and/or developed with the Barter’s Festival of Appalachian Plays and Playwrights, The Baltimore Playwrights Festival, Pocahontas County Drama Workshop, M.T. Pockets, New Hampshire Institute of Art, The Eddy Theatre Company, Renaissance House, Theatre Arlington, Theatre on the Lake, Our Town Theater, and an upcoming world premiere with Lab Theater Projects of Tampa, FL in 2018. He is a winner of the 2016 AACT NewPlayFest, a two-time Honorable Mention for the Joe McCabe Memorial Scriptwriting Award, a finalist for the Ohio University-Chillicothe Playwriting Award, and a semi-finalist for the Silverthorne Theatre Best New Play Competition and the Playwright’s First Best New Play Award. His first play, Gracefully Ending, is published by Dramatic Publishing. He is a co-founder of the Old Red Barn Play Reading Series. Member of the Dramatists Guild and WV Writers Inc. MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art.