JOHN GUARE (Playwright, A/Elzbieta Erased). Plays include A Free Man of Color (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Lydie Breeze, The House of Blue Leaves (NY Drama Critics Circle Award); Six Degrees of Separation (NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Olivier Award, Best Play); Landscape of the Body; Two Gentlemen of Verona (Tony Award). Atlantic City (Oscar nomination, Venice Film Festival Best Film). 2003 PEN Master Dramatist Award; 2004 Gold Medal in Drama, American Academy of Arts and Letters; 2005 Obie Sustained Excellence. He has taught playwriting at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, NYU and Juilliard. Council, member Dramatists Guild; co-editor of the Lincoln Center Theater Review.