Beth Kander is a writer, performer and consultant with one foot in the South and the other in the Midwest. Selected playwriting honors and awards: Downstage Left Playwright Residency, 2014-2015; Charles M. Getchell New Play Award (2012); Eudora Welty New Play Awards (2013, 2010, 2008); Theatre Oxford 10 Minute Plays Audience Award (2012); Mississippi Theatre Association New Play Award (2009). Kander was named Best Writer by the Jackson Free Press three times. She has scripts represented by Steele Spring Stage Rights and Chicago Dramaworks. In addition to playwriting, Kander has authored several works of fiction, including the novel “Was” and the children's book "Glubbery Gray: The Knight-Eating Beast" (Pelican Publishing). She holds degrees from Brandeis University and the University of Michigan. She lives with her husband and a small collection of rescue pets. To keep up with her writing and performances, find her on the web (www.bethkander.com), on Facebook, or on Twitter (@ByBethKander).