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Suzan Zeder

Suzan Zeder is one of the leading playwrights for young and family audiences in the United States. Her plays have been produced by professional, university and community theatres in all 50 states as well as internationally. She is a six-time winner of the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance of Theatre & Education, including 2015 awards for both Wiley and the Hairy Man (musical) and The Edge of Peace. Wiley and the Hairy Man (musical) was also the recipient of a Helen Hayes award for Best TYA production to Imagination Stage. She is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre and the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin, where she headed the playwriting program for 23 years. Zeder was the first holder of an Endowed Chair in Theatre for Youth and Playwriting in the United States. She now resides in Santa Fe, N.M.