Lynne Conner's plays and adaptations have been commissioned and produced by the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Prime Stage, Gemini Theatre, Quantum Theatre, The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival Young Company, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society/Unseam'd Shakespeare Company, Gateway to the Arts and the Heinz History Center. In the Garden of Live Flowers (written with Attilio Favorini) won the 2002 Kennedy Center/ATHE David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award and a Jane Chambers 2002 Honorable Mention Award. Her play Nina was included in the Smith College New Play Reading Series in March 2002, won the Gemini Theater New Play Festival competition and was named a finalist in the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Award and the Oglebay Institute Towngate Theatre Playwriting Contest. As the founding director of the Heinz History Center's Stages in History professional theatre company, she wrote over 50 one-act plays, monologues and short scenes, including the one-act play, John and Sarah: Scenes from a Love Story, which received the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums Award of Merit/Outstanding Museum Programs in May 2000. Dr. Conner is assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts. She has received grants in support of her playwriting from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, the Howard and Nell E. Miller Foundation and the Hewlett-Packard Foundation.