DON CUMMINGS is a playwright, author and essayist. He is a White Male. His pronoun is "Hey You!" His plays have been produced on both coasts: A Good Smoke, The Fat of the Land, American Air, What Do Men Live By?, Stark Raving Mad, The Winner, Piss Play is About Minorities So It's Really Important, Feed the Children! and Loose Joints. The Fat of the Land was a semifinalist for the Kaufman & Hart Award for New American Comedy and was published in The Coachella Review. A Good Smoke was a semifinalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, had a reading at The Public Theater, directed by Pam MacKinnon, with Meryl Streep, Henry Wolfe, Grace Gummer and Debra Monk, and was optioned for Broadway. Piss Play was produced as part of The New York Cringe Festival where it received the Golden Pineapple Award for best play. The Winner was a finalist for The Heideman Award at the Actors Theater of Louisville and was published in Post Road Magazine. His essays and short stories have been published in Epiphany, Rain Taxi and Cagibi. His love-sex-and-health memoir, Bent But not Broken (Heliotrope Books), launched in spring, 2019. His play, The Water Tribe is about to be produced at VS. Theatre as a co-production with EST/LA. www.doncummings.net
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