MJ Halberstadt is a playwright, educator, and Antarctica enthusiast based just outside Boston. His work seeks humor within social commentary, often as it relates to LGBTQ stories and privilege. He is a 2017-19 Huntington Playwriting Fellow, recipient of the Elliot Norton Award for “Outstanding New Script” (The Launch Prize), and affiliated faculty at Emerson College. His work has been produced by Bridge Repertory Theater, Fresh Ink Theater, the Arctic Group, Boston Teen Acting Troupe, The Survivalists, and Pingree School. Acknowledgements and support from Assets 4 Artists, BCA/Company One PlayLab, Boston University Creative Writing Global Fellowship, KCACTF Region 1, and Last Frontier Theatre Conference. He is a Playmaker Emeritus of Bridge Repertory Theater, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. He holds a BA from Emerson College and MFA from Boston University. Learn more at mjhalberstadt.com.