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Bonnie Culver -- Program Co-Founder, Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist. Bonnie Culver’s twenty-plus plays have been produced from NY to LA by colleges, regional theatres, and equity companies. Her professionally produced plays include: LIFELINES, GROUP S.O.S. (male and female versions), ACCIDENT, and SNIPER. In 2004, SNIPER won the New Jersey Arts Council Perry Award for Excellence in the Production of an Original Play and completed a first class equity showcase at Center Stage, NYC, in 2005. In 2006, SNIPER was included in the Florida Studio Theatre’s Richard and Betty Burdick National Playwriting Reading series, an annual event that showcases “the best in American contemporary theatre.” The screenplay SNIPER was a 1996 Sundance Film Development Program finalist as were her scripts GROUP S.O.S. and WATCHFIRES. A new play SILENT PARTNERS, is in development with actress Marlee Matlin. This spring the Villagers Playhouse produced SNIPER which was nominated for seven NJ Perry Awards; Jeff Mashey won the Best Supporting Actor category. Dr. Culver received her PhD from Binghamton University. At Wilkes, she is an associate professor of English, a former college dean, and currently the director of the low residency M.A./M.F.A. programs. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the president of the James Jones Society, and an Advisory Board member of the Norman Mailer Society and Etruscan Press. In 2010 she was elected to the Board of Trustees of AWP Association of Writers & Programs. Her short play CELL was produced in a festival of one-acts at The Venue, Norfolk, VA in 2010. She is currently at work on a novel/screenplay called HARMONY LAKE.
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