Charles Gershman is an award-winning New York-based playwright. This month his play FREE & PROUD premieres at London’s Theatre503 before a run in the Edinburgh Fringe, and his play THE WAITING GAME, which won the Derek Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, will premiere in New York at 59E59 Theatres in February 2019. Charles’ plays have been produced and developed by PlayPenn, the Kennedy Center, Theatre for the New City, LaMaMa ETC, The Playwrights’ Center, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and the King's Head Theatre (London), among others. In May Charles received his MFA from NYU-Tisch, where he studied closely with Lucas Hnath, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Rinne Groff and received the Chair’s Award for Excellence in Dramatic Writing. Also a screenwriter, his screenplay EQUILIBRIUM is in development as an independent feature film.