Richard Zinober

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Richard Zinober, Professor, received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and an MS in film from Boston University. He is a prize-winning playwright. Seekers of the Light, chosen from among 500 submissions, won First Prize in the Ann White New Playwrights contest and was produced in 1990 by the Ann White Theatre in Ft. Lauderdale. The House at the Edge of the World took First Prize in the Southeastern Theatre Conference New Play Project and received a staged reading at the SETC convention in Orlando in 1992.

Published by Playscripts, Inc., Seekers of the Light has also been produced by AmeriStage in Arlington, Texas, TASCUS in Leeds, England, and Pepperdine University in California. Scenes from Seekers of the Light and The House at the Edge of the World were awarded First Prize (Playwriting) in the Oakland Review Literary Competition and appeared in the Spring 2000 issue of the journal, and a monologue from House appeared in the 2005 Audition Arsenal for Men in Their Twenties, published by Smith and Kraus. Adventures in Space was produced by the Red Octopus Theatre Company at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Oregon in 1993. A one-act play, “Once Loved,” won First Prize (Playwriting) in the 2004 Porter Fleming Literary Competition. It was given a reading at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival in August 2004 and a staged reading at the Muddy Creek Players Festival of New Plays in Monroe, NY, in October 2004. His fiction has appeared in The Literary Review, Sundog, New Voices and Intro 11.

Member of Dramatists Guild.