Monica Byrne is a writer and playwright whose work has been read, developed and produced at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theater, Common Ground Theater, Carrboro Arts Center, Durham County Library, the Elsewhere Collaborative, and Pinky Swear Productions. She is a graduate of the Dirty South Improv Training Program and the Clarion Workshop. In 2008 she was awarded the Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship for research in Ethiopia, India and the South Pacific; she has also received grants from the Vermont Studio Center, La Muse Artist Retreat, and the Durham Arts Council. She holds degrees in biochemistry from Wellesley College and MIT. She is currently the Playwright-in-Residence at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, and is working on commissions for LGP, Manbites Dog Theater, and the Fox Valley Repertory Theater Collider Project. Her web site is monicabyrne.org, her blog is monicacatherine.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @monicabyrne13.