Tanya Barfield’s plays include: Of Equal Measure, the Pulitzer Prize–nominated Blue Door; Dent; The Quick; The Houdini Act; and 121º West. Ms. Barfield has received the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights (2003), a Lark Play Development/NYSCA grant (2006), and she has twice been a finalist for the Princess Grace Award. Her newest play, The Call, will premiere at the Intiman Theatre in spring 2011.
Shira Nayman is a clinical psychologist, writer, and strategic consultant to political campaigns and Fortune 100 companies. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals and has taught psychology and literature at Rutgers and Columbia. She is the author of two books of fiction—Awake in the Dark and The Listener—and has published in various journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly and the New England Review.
Frances Richard is the author of See Through, as well as the chapbooks Anarch and Shaved Code. She is coauthor, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates.” Currently at work on a longer study of Gordon Matta-Clark’s language use, she writes frequently about contemporary art and teaches at Barnard College and at the Rhode Island School of Design.