MARA LATHROP's plays have received productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Toronto, Rome and elsewhere. Plays include: Hell On Wheels, The Eighteenth Mitzvah, Dreams Of Baby, Tales From The Salt Mines, The Six Basic Rules. The Visible Horse appears in “Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2001” by Smith & Kraus. Literary awards: The Richard Hugo House New Play Prize and Finalist, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Fellowships: Washington State Arts Commission and Artist Trust. She recently completed her first novel, THE BOOK OF BITTERNESS & JOY.