TOM ROWAN is a playwright and director. His play KISS AND CRY was produced at FringeNYC 2004 and remounted at Theater 1010 in 2006; it was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and published in Martin Denton's anthology PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS 2007. His play THE SECOND TOSCA was produced by Sorrel Tomlinson at the 45th Street Theatre and later at the Arvada Center in Colorado. His other scripts include DAVID'S PLAY, BURNING LEAVES, and FAYE DRUMMOND, all of which have been developed at EST. Tom has an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington School of Drama in Seattle; his directing credits include a dozen Shakespeare productions and numerous new plays for such venues as EST, Queens Theatre in the Park, Abingdon Theatre Company, aMios, Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival, Denver Civic Theatre, Aurora Fox Arts Center, and The Mirror Players, for which he was Artistic Director. He was a Drama League Directing Fellow and won the Denver Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Director for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and the Westword Best Director Award for LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY. Tom served as Literary Manager at EST from 2000-2004 and is currently the Casting Director. He also does casting for the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Queens Theatre in the Park, and others. More information is on his website at www.tomrowan.net.