(Bio as of December 2013)
Laura Schellhardt's original works include The Comparables, Upright Grand, Air Guitar High, Auctioning the Ainsleys, The K of D, Courting Vampires and Shapeshifter. Adaptations include The Phantom Tollbooth and The Outfit. She is also the author of Screenwriting for Dummies. Schellhardt is a recipient of the Theatre Communications Group National Playwriting Residency, the Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis, the Dramatist Guild Playwriting Fellowship, A Contemporary Theatre’s New Play Award and American Alliance for Theatre and Education Distinguished Play Award. She has participated in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, The Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices, the Bonderman Symposium and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. Schellhardt received her MFA in playwriting from Brown University under the direction of Paula Vogel. She currently heads the undergraduate playwriting program at Northwestern University.