cover art of The Reality Check Issue: A solemn playwright with a long, winding sweater sleeve that has small illustrations detailing the struggles of a writer.
Seattle: Out of Grief Comes Art
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Local Seattle playwright Elizabeth Coplan fell in love with theatre at the young age of thirteen. Painfully shy, her mother she suggested she take a drama class. This early introduction fostered a lifelong love for theatre. She went on to act in New York City and later get her degree in English Literature. She became the managing editor of Chief Executive magazine, a published author, and enjoyed a 40+ year career in marketing, but a chronic illness caused her to have to step back from her busy life.

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Kate Danley
Kate Danley

is a USA Today bestselling author and won the Panwoski Playwriting Award for Building Madness. She has sold over half-a-million books globally. She trained at The Groundlings, RADA, Towson University, and the Acme Comedy Theater. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.