A shadowbox featuring various metal scraps
Specimen Box by Cheryl Jacobsen

RHIANA YAZZIE:  I’m excited to hear all of your thoughts. I think this is going to be a silly, fun, light-hearted sort of debate over what you feel strongly about, things that have tickled you about using your specific modality or software. I use Final Draft. I can’t use anything else except Final Draft and that’s my full preference.

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is a Steinberg award-winning playwright, director, filmmaker, and Artistic Director of New Native Theatre. She is a 2018/19 Bush Leadership Fellow, a 2017 Sally Award Winner for Vision, a 2016/2017 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Fellow, a two-time Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, and was a Playwrights’ Center Core Member for three years.


’s latest play Rooted premieres this winter at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where Be Here Now and Leveling Up also premiered. Her musical By Any Other Name with composer Dan Green will premiere at Theatre Lab. Deb loves her work on The Dramatist and Council. DEBORAHZOELAUFER.com


is a playwright who has been produced in London, England, and all over America. Her play In The End was highlighted on The Kilroy’s 2020 List and was Equity Library Theatre’s 2019 All Access Reading Series Finalist. Her new play Why Are You Like This? (THE AUDIENCE SERVICES PLAY) was a 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist.


(she/her/hers) is a playwright, actor, and stage manager based in New York City. Her work has been developed with Pride Plays, Original Idiots, The Workshop Theater, Theatre503, and more. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Ithaca College. www.audreyglang.com


is a playwright and director living in Columbus, OH. His plays have been commissioned and developed by Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO), CLIMB Theatre, MadLab Theatre, Alliance Theatre, among others. His latest play, Prima Donna (an adaptation of A Scandal in Bohemia) is being developed by CATCO.


 is a nationally produced playwright based in Seattle, WA. She is an alumna of Playwrights’ Arena at Arena Stage and the Umbrella Project Writers Group. She is a proud graduate of both Cal Poly Pomona and Emerson College.