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Richard Dresser

Richard Dresser's plays have appeared in New York, regional theatre and Europe. They include the widely produced Rounding Third (which was recently made into a film starring John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt) and Below the Belt (which was filmed as Human Error). A number of his plays started at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville including Alone at the Beach, Below the Belt, Gun-Shy, Wonderful World and many short pieces. Other plays: The Last Days of Mickey and Jean, Something in the Air, The Downside and Better Days. His trilogy of plays about happiness in America includes Augusta, The Pursuit of Happiness and A View of the Harbor. His most recent plays are Trouble Cometh, Closure and War Stories. He wrote the book for the musicals Johnny Baseball (about the curse of the Red Sox) and The Holler, a bluegrass ghost musical. He teaches at Rutgers University and Queens College and is vice president (and a founding member) of the Writers Guild Initiative, which does writing workshops with wounded warriors, veterans and caregivers among other groups.

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