JOHN WALCH (Playwright) John Walch's plays include The Dinosaur Within, Circumference of a Squirrel, Jesting with Edged Tools, Craving Gravy, The Elements of Style (an adaptation), as well as numerous one-acts and shorts. His plays have been produced at theatres such as The Mark Taper Forum, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, the State Theater, and Off-Broadway at Urban Stages, and they have been developed through the Public Theater New Works Now Festival, the National Playwrights' Retreat sponsored by A.S.K. Theatre Projects, the Shenandoah International Playwright's Retreat, the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the WordBRIDGE Playwright's Lab, Play Works, and the New Work Festival at the Mark Taper Forum. Mr. Walch received a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award for The Dinosaur Within; the Marc Klein Playwriting Award for Jesting with Edged Tools; three Austin Critic's Table Awards for "Best Original Script" for Craving Gravy, Circumference of a Squirrel, and The Dinosaur Within; the James Michener Fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers at University of Texas, where he earned his MFA in Playwriting; the 2003 Osborn Award from the American Theatre Critics Association, recognizing an emerging American playwright; and the Charlotte Woolard Award from the Kennedy Center, recognizing a promising new voice in the American theatre. Mr. Walch recently relocated to Brooklyn, New York from Austin, Texas, where he was artistic director of Austin Script Works and taught playwriting at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently an Alfred P. Sloan playwriting fellow with Manhattan Theatre Club.

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