Sarah Benson has been the Artistic Director of Soho Rep theatre in New York since 2007. Her work as a producer at Soho Rep has been recognised with four OBIE awards, three Drama Desk nominations, and The New York Times Outstanding Playwriting Award.
David Adjmi is the recipient of the 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2010 Whiting Writers' Award, and the 2009 Kesselring and Bush Artist Fellowships. Plays include 3C (Rattlestick Theatre Company, New York), Stunning (Woolly Mammonth, Lincoln Center Theater), The Evildoers (Yale Rep, world premiere), Elective Affinities (Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Rep, piece by piece productions, and Rising Phoenix Repertory), Caligula, and Strange Attractions (Empty Space Theatre).
Katori Hall is from Memphis, Tennessee. Her play The Mountaintop was first produced to great acclaim at Theatre503, London, in June 2009, and received a transfer to the Trafalgar Studios, London, the following month. It won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2010, and opened in Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York City, in October 2011. Her other plays include Hurt Village (Classical Theatre of Harlem Future Classics Reading Series, BRIC Studio, 2007), Hoodoo Love (Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 2007), Remembrance (Women's Project/World Financial Center site-specific work, 2007), Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Classical Theatre of Harlem Future Classics Reading Series, The Schomburg Centre, New York, 2008), WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, The Hope Well and Pussy Valley. Her numerous awards include the 2007 Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a 2006 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting and Screenwriting, a residency at the Royal Court Theatre in 2006, and the 2005 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting award.