Meron Langsner

Meron Langsner was one of three writers in the country selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies, fulfilling his residency at the New Repertory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas and developed at venues that include the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, New Rep, Playwrights Commons (Freedom Arts Retreat & Playwrights Playground), the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Comparative Drama Conference, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska (where he had the honor of returning as a featured artist). Publishers of Meron's plays include Smith & Kraus, Applause Theatre Books, the Northwest Playwrights Alliance, YouthPLAYS, JAC Publications & Promotions, McSweeney's, and Lamia Ink. He will also have a play included in an anthology to be released by Methuen Drama in early 2013. Meron's plays have won awards and grants from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and numerous other arts & theater organizations. Meron is a member of the Dramatists Guild, an Artistic Associate of Whistler in the Dark Theatre Company and an Affiliated Artist of Playwrights Commons. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University, and holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a PhD in Drama from Tufts University.