Ed Sobel is the Associate Artistic Director at Arden Theatre Company. He was previously the Director of New Play Development at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he oversaw development of more than 40 new plays into production including Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winner August: Osage County and Pulitzer finalists Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp and Man from Nebraska (also by Letts). Broadway credits as dramaturg include August: Osage County and Superior Donuts. Recent directing credits include world premieres of Moon Man Walk for Orbiter 3 and The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington at Flashpoint Theatre; Endgame, Clybourne Park and Superior Donuts at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia. At Steppenwolf, Ed created and was the director of the First Look Repertory of New Work, for which he received the Elliot Hayes Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas for outstanding contribution to the field. He is head of the MFA Directing and Playwriting programs at Temple University.