- Craig Sodaro
Chicago-born playwright Craig Sodaro began writing plays in grade school and continued creating unusual dramatic pieces (The Dismembered Pencil) in high school. While attending Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he studied playwriting and had several shows produced by the university theatre company, the Marquette Players. With a degree in journalism and English, Sodaro began a teaching career that would last 33 years. During that time he continued to write plays, often for schools or theatrical groups with which he worked. This led to his first published play, Forlorn at the Fort in Plays magazine, a melodrama written for the Wyoming-based Frontier Outlaw Troupe which he directed for 13 years. In 1976 his first full-length play, Tea and Arsenic, appeared, and since that time he has had more than 150 plays published by various play publishers throughout the country. His plays Hush, Little Baby and Second Hand Kid (Dramatic Publishing) were performed in New York and Los Angeles, and his works have been produced around the world. Recently, his plays have been translated into Dutch and German. Sodaro now writes full time and lives in Phoenix with his wife, Sue.