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Sandra Perlman

Sandra Perlman is an award-winning playwright with more than a dozen productions around the world including the Cleveland Play House, New Jersey Repertory Company, Abhinav Theater in India and many university and smaller theatres. Her plays are dramatic and funny, tragic, sometimes historically inspired and always original. Her full-length plays may take a new look at an old Greek tragedy (Jocasta) , Shakespeare's King Lear (Lunacy) , the sacrifices of a real-life family in Ohio during World War I (Dear Mother and All) , generations in turmoil during the Vietnam war (Cliff Diving) , truth and lies in a marriage of high-school sweethearts (In Search of Red River Dog) , or the memories of the 1970 Kent State University shootings during anti-war demonstrations in 1970 (Nightwalking) . Perlman was the winner of the Development Prize in the Edwin Forrest Playwriting Competition at the Walnut Street Theatre for Lunacy. In Search of Red River Dog was the regional winner of the American College Theater Festival and later premiered at New Jersey Repertory Company. She is a three-time recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Playwriting Fellowship, was nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, and was nominated twice for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights. Perlman lives in Kent, Ohio.

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