Ira Gamerman's Bio:
Ira Gamerman is a playwright from Baltimore, Maryland who received his B.A. in Theatre from Towson University. His plays include Israeli-Palestinian Resolution: A Very Extremely Important Play... in progress... By Samuel Goldmeyer (2013 Top 10 Plays: Jewish Plays Project, Finalist: 2012-13 IATI New Play Development Program), Split (Voted “Best Play Of The Year” 2008 By the Columbus Dispatch), Dated: A Cautionary Tale For Facebook Users (2009 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for best short script), I'll Hear It When I See It (Winner: 2011 JFK Legacy Award from The Kennedy Center, Shortlist: 2011 Short & Sweet Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, & Brisbane + Gold Coast), The Best Secret Santa Present Ever In The History Of Peckinpaw High School (2011 KCACTF National Finalist: John Cauble Award For Outstanding Short Play), and A Girl With A Black Eye (Finalist UMBC’s 2006 “In 10” National short play festival). His plays have been produced and developed around the United States and Australia by such companies as: Short & Sweet Sydney, Collaboraction (at The Steppenwolf Garage), Source Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theater, Chicago Dramatists’ First Draft Series, The Chicago New Media Summit, Single Carrot Theatre, Fort Point Theatre Channel, The Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC Canberra), and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival (among many others). Ira has taught playwriting at Ohio University and Kingsborough Community College and served as a playwright mentor for Young Playwrights Festivals at Center Stage and Horizon Theater. He won a playwriting grant from Maryland State Arts Council in 2005 and an Emerging Playwright Award from The Chicago Union League in 2008. He was 2012 Finalist for Mabou Mines' Artist Residency Program. In 2006 City Paper voted Ira “Best Playwright of Baltimore” in their annual “Best of Baltimore” issue. Ira just received his MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University (Class of 2012) under the direction of Charles Smith, Erik Ramsey, and Kara Lee Corthron. He lives in New York City.