Rosemary Frisino Toohey’s first play was produced in New York at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Since then, her plays have been produced more than 200 times across the U.S., Canada, England, West Germany, Australia and New Zealand. She won first prize in the Next Generation Playwriting Contest in New York, the Oglebay Institute's Towngate National Playwriting Contest (twice) and the Baltimore Playwrights Festival (thrice). Her plays are held at dozens of university libraries from Harvard to the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Her full-length drama about a Holocaust survivor, Under the Poplar Trees, won a grant (her third) from the Maryland State Arts Council. Toohey is a member of The Dramatists Guild, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.