Tom Coash is a Louisville, Ky. USA playwright, director, and professor. Prior to Louisville, he spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including the American Theatre Critics Association's "M. Elizabeth Osborn Award", the Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights, an Edgerton Foundation National New Play Award, the Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship, among others. His plays have been produced around the world including such theaters as: Portland Stage, Barrington Stage, the InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and many more. His play CRY HAVOC was recently produced in the South African National Arts Festival where he was an artist-in-residence. His new award-winning play VEILS was one of six Finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association's ATCA/Steinberg Best New American Play Award. Coash teaches playwriting at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA Writing Low Residency Program.