Todd London is Co-Head of MFA Playwriting at The New School and Director of Theatre Relations at the Dramatists Guild. He was Executive Director/Professor at the University of Washington's School of Drama from 2014-2018, and for 18 seasons before that Artistic Director of New York's New Dramatists. His many books include 15 Actors, 20 Years: Making Lives In and Out of the Theatre (Dutch Kills Press), An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art (TCG), The Importance of Staying Earnest: Writings from Inside the American Theatre (NoPassport); Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play (Theatre Development Fund), The World’s Room, a novel (Steerforth Press), and forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, Giroux, This Is Not My Memoir, written with Andre Gregory. His column, “A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights,” appears on howlround.com. Todd was the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s Visionary Leadership Award for “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.” A past winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, in 2016 DePaul University's Schools of Theatre and Music presented him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.