Rob Handel is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and heads the dramatic writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. His plays have been produced by New York Stage and Film, Rorschach Theatre, City Lights, Long Wharf Theatre, SPF, Target Margin, Curious Theatre, Theater Ninjas, and Half Moon. He was commissioned by Opera Theater Summerfest (Pittsburgh) to write the libretto for Nightcaps, a cycle of mini-operas, via a commissioning grant from Opera America. His plays Millicent Scowlworthy and Aphrodisiac are published by Samuel French. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, poet Joy Katz, and their son.