Charles Gershman is an award-winning New York-based playwright. His play FREE & PROUD will shortly premiere 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. Additionally, 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 University of Central Florida, among others. He has been a finalist or semifinalist for some of the summer new play development conferences, including the O’Neill and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He 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.