- Tammy Ryan
Tammy Ryan's plays have been produced across the country and internationally. She won the Francesca Primus Prize awarded by the American Theatre Critics Association in 2012 for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods. Her plays have been developed at the New Harmony Project, Premiere Stages, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Philadelphia Theater Company, City Theatre, Bricolage Production Company and the Lark Theater and have been featured at the National New Play Network's Showcase of New Plays. Her work for young audiences has twice won the National Playwriting for Youth Bonderman Award. The Music Lesson, which premiered at Florida Stage (2001) has been produced nationwide and received the 2004 American Alliance for Theatre & Education Distinguished Play Award. Lindsey's Oyster, which won second place for the 2012 David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award, was commissioned by International Culture Lab and performed in the United States and in Istanbul. Other honors include Honorable Mention for Tar Beach for the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, the Pittsburgh Cultural TrustÕs Creative Achievement Award, The Heinz Endowments Creative Heights Residency Grant, fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and residencies at the Sewanee Writers' Conference and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Ryan serves as the Pittsburgh regional representative for The Dramatists Guild of America.