Based out of West Virginia, A.J. DeLauder is a playwright and actor for a small but resilient theatre company called Theatre on the Lake, or TOTL. His plays include Gracefully Ending (winner of the 2016 AACT NewPlayFest), The Jungle Books (adaptation produced in 2013 by TOTL and Preston High School in W.V.), Destiny Recalculated (reading at the New Hampshire Institute of Art), Wind Warning (reading with the Baltimore Playwrights Festival), and The People at the Edge of Town (selected for the Barter’s Festival of Plays and Playwrights, honorable mention for the Joe McCabe Memorial Scriptwriting Award, concert reading at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and a finalist in the Ohio University-Chillicothe Playwriting Contest). He has an MFA in writing for stage and screen from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Playwrights Center and West Virginia Writers, Inc. He also serves as a board member of the Preston Arts Council (W.V.).