Eric Lane and Nina Shengold are editors of twelve contemporary play collections. Their other titles for Vintage Books includePlays for Actresses, Leading Women: Plays for Actresses II, Take Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays, Take Ten II: More Ten-Minute Plays, Under Thirty: Plays for a New Generation,andTalk to Me: Monologue Plays.For Viking Penguin, they editedThe Actor's Book of Contemporary Stage Monologues, The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays, Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays, The Actor's Book of Gay and Lesbian Plays(Lambda Literary Award nominee), andTelling Tales: New One-Act Plays. Nina Shengold received the ABC Playwright Award and the L.A. Weekly Award forHomesteaders,published by Samuel French. HerRomeo/Juliet, a five-actor adaptation of Shakespeare's play, is published by Broadway Play Publishing. Her ten-minute plays have been performed at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and dozens of other theaters. Ms. Shengold won the Writers Guild Award and a GLAAD Award nomination for her teleplayLabor of Love,starring Marcia Gay Harden; other screenplays includeBlind Spot,with Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney,Unwed Father, Double Platinum,and a flm adaptation of Jane Smiley'sGood Will.She is artistic director of the upstate New York theater company Actor's & Writers. Her first novel,Clearcut,was published by Anchor Books. Eric Lane is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. Plays includeHeart of the City, Times of War, Shellac, Cater-Waiter,andDancing on Checkers' Grave,which starred Jennifer Aniston. Mr. Lane has written and produced two short filims:First BreathandCater-Waiter.For his work on TV'sRyan's Hope,he received a Writers Guild Award. Honors include the Berrilla Kerr Playwrighting Award, La Mama Playwright Development Award, numerous Yaddo fellowships, and a St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity fellowship in Malta. Mr. Lane is an honors graduate of Brown University, and is artistic director of Orange Thoughts Productions, a not-for-profit theater and film company in New York City.Lane, Eric is the author of 'Laugh Lines Short Comic Plays', published 2007 under ISBN 9780307277138 and ISBN 0307277135.