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Internationally produced and recognized playwright Elana Gartner has written Because of Beth (Productions: Howick Little Theatre; The Workshop Theater, producer: Small Pond Entertainment. Awards: third prize in the 2007-2008 Pen and Brush Playwriting contest. Finalist for the Open Book 2007 Playwriting Competition), Before Lesbians (reading: Oberlin College), Daughter (UpTheater Company; PlayLab Selection, 2013 Great Plains Theatre Conference), Tag on Toe (Finalist: Little Fish Theatre’s Hella Fresh Fish 3.0 Short Play Festival. Semi-finalist: Eden Prairie Players’ 2012 Collection of One Acts), Pilar’s Brother (Finalist: 2010 Met Life Nuestras Voces Playwriting Competition. Reading: Repertorio Español), Cortex Kin (Reading: Dixon Place; Finalist: Stone Soup Theatre’s Double (XX) Fest 2.0; Semi-finalist: 2010 Drury University One-Act Playwriting Competition; Eden Prairie Players’ 2012 Collection of One Acts), Spinning (Production: Fabrefaction Theater Company. Awards: Winner of 2008 Fabrefaction Theater Company Playwriting Competition), and Ernie Evan (Production: Genesis Repertory Theater; Heights Players. Staged Reading: 6x10 Festival, producer: 4th Meal Productions). Two monologues from Elana’s plays
"Daughter" and "Because of Beth" were published in “Audition Monologues for Young Women #2: More Contemporary Auditions for Aspiring Actresses “(Meriwether Publishing, Ltd., 2013). Elana founded the EMG Playwriting Workshop which has fostered a supportive community for playwrights since 2004. She helped to edit a second edition of “You Can Write A Play!” by Milton E. Polsky. Elana was a board member for ICWP from 2011-2016 and was a founding co-chair of ICWP's 50/50 Applause Awards. Elana is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in Creative Writing and a member of the Dramatists Guild.
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"Before Lesbians"; "Because of Beth"; "Daughter"; "At What Cost"; "Pilar's Brother"

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Elana's plays can be found at her website, on the New Play Exchange, on, on and Doollee.

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