Phil Paradis (Playwright) is an award-winning poet and playwright best known for his critically acclaimed Soldier's Christmas, a play with song and epic portrayal of the legendary World War I Christmas Truce of 1914. His other plays include Footprints of the Polar Bear, which received the Cincinnati Directors Competition Grand Prize; Evening with Stephen Crane, a one-man show, Love Knots (a love fest of short plays), North Country Holiday, and Red Badge Author Brave As His Hero, a two-act drama about Stephen Crane and Teddy Roosevelt. Twenty-seven of his plays have been produced in New York , Los Angeles, San Diego, Louisville, Cincinnati and elsewhere. His awards include a Kentucky New Play Series Award and an Audience Choice Award at Point Loma Actors Theater, an Academy of American Poets prize and Appalachian Writers Association Poetry Prize. Phil served on the faculties of Northern Kentucky University, Western Carolina University, Iowa State University, and Oklahoma State University. He is a Resident Playwright at Manhattan Repertory Theatre and directs the Actors & Playwrights Collaborative.