Laura Pittenger is a playwright, director, and a proud resident of NYC. Her comedy PRIDE AND PREJUDICE ABRIDGED was recently released through YouthPlays, while her play THE GOSPEL OF HUXLEY is available in Smith & Kraus’ 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance. Her original plays have been produced at the internationally-acclaimed FringeNYC (The HVAC Plays), The Sheen Center Theater Festival (The Drill); The Gallery Players (Brooklyn, NY; Thou Shalt Not), GI60‘s International One-Minute Theatre Festival (Sandwiches and Nibon, co-written with Meron Langsner), and Ball State University (Daughters of Trinity: Women of the Manhattan Project, led by Jennifer Blackmer). Laura’s plays have received workshops with One Bird Productions, Alaska’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference, the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, The Playwrights’ Center, and Ball State University.Laura has directed at The Tank (NYC premiere of Jason Hall’s thriller Third Floor), Project Y (Parity Plays), The Producers Club (Turn to Flesh Productions) and several productions at Ball State University. Laura currently serves on the advisory board of Turn to Flesh Productions, after a three-year run as the company’s literary manager, selecting plays with “modern themes, classical styles.”Laura hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with a B.A. in theatre production for directing, summa cum laude.