Charles Gershman is a 2018-2019 Dramatists Guild Foundation Playwriting Fellow. His award-winning play THE WAITING GAME premieres at 59E59 Theaters in February 2019. His solo piece IVANKAPLAY premieres in a workshop production at UNDER St Marks in 2019. His play FREE & PROUD recently had an acclaimed run in the UK, playing at Theatre503 (London), the King’s Head Theatre (Off-West End, London), and Assembly Festival (Edinburgh), where it was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and the SIT-Up Award. His play QUIK-MART (Chair’s Award for Excellence, NYU-Tisch) had a reading at The Lark in November 2018. Additional honors and awards include Best Overseas Play Award (2017 Edinburgh Fringe) and the Future Screenwriters Fellowship (NYU-Tisch). His plays have been produced or developed by The Lark Play Development Center, The Playwrights’ Center, PlayPenn, the Kennedy Center, LaMaMa ETC, Primary Stages, FringeNYC, Theatre for the New City, NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, and The Barrow Group, among others, and have been published by Oberon Books. He earned an MFA in dramatic writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in history at Columbia University, and is a regular teaching artist at The New School’s Eugene Lang College.