Lisa Schlesinger, Playwriting Coordinator. Her plays include Wal-martyrs, Celestial Bodies, Twenty One Positions (with Naomi Wallace and Abed Abu Srour), Same Egg, Manny and Chicken, Rock Ends Ahead, Bow Echo, The Bones of Danny Winston, The Go Back Land, and The Artist of Transparency. She is currently at work on the book for a new opera, Harmonicus Mundi. She has received commissions from the BBC, the Guthrie Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Portland Stage Company. She is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award and winner of the BBC International Playwriting Award and received grants and awards from the NEA, CEC Artslink International, the Bush Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, among others. Her work has been produced in the United States and Europe and translated into several languages. She received her MFAs from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Iowa Playwrights' Workshop and taught at the University of Iowa and Coe College before coming to Columbia College Chicago.