Nina Shengold won the ABC Playwright Award and the LA Weekly Award for her play "Homesteaders." Her one-acts have been performed all over the country, and her TV scripts include Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Blind Spot," starring Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney, and "Labor of Love," starring Marcia Gay Harden. She is artistic director of the theater company Actors & Writers, and she is the book editor of Chronogram, a Hudson Valley magazine of arts and culture. Her first novel,Clearcut, is forthcoming from Anchor Books in 2005. Eric Laneis an award-winning playwright, filmmaker and book editor. Plays include:Times of War, Cater-WaiterandDancing on Checkers' Grave,which starred Jennifer Aniston. His new playHeart of the Cityhas been optioned for off-Broadway. Eric has written and produced two short films:First BreathandCater-Waiter, which he also directed. Honors include a Writer's Guild Award, La MaMa Playwright Award, Berrilla Kerr Award and two-time O'Neill Center finalist. He has won fellowships at Yaddo and St. James Cavalier in Malta. Eric is Artistic Director of Orange Thoughts Productions, a not-for-profit theater & film company in New York City. Shengold and Lane are the editors ofPlays for Actresses,Leading Women,Take Ten: New Ten-Minute Plays,Take Ten II, andUnder Thirty: Plays for a New Generation, all in Vintage. For Penguin they editedMoving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays,The Actor's Book of Scenes from New Plays, andThe Actor's Book of Gay & Lesbian Plays, which was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award.Lane, Eric is the author of 'Talk to Me Monologue Plays', published 2004 under ISBN 9781400076154 and ISBN 1400076153.