Oliver Mayer is the author of over 25 plays, including Members Only, the sequel to his ground-breaking play Blade to the Heat. Other plays include Fortune is a Woman, The Wallowa Project, Dias y Flores, Dark Matters, Conjunto, Young Valiant and Ragged Time. He wrote the libretto for the opera America Tropical. Among several collections of his published work, his first children’s book Big Dog on Campus (Figueroa Press) premiered at the 2014 LA Times Festival of Books. Oliver is an associate professor with tenure in Dramatic Writing at USC's School of Dramatic Arts.