Karen Hartman (Playwright) had four productions of three world premiere plays in the 2016/17 season: “The Book of Joseph” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, “Project Dawn” at People’s Light and “Roz and Ray” at Seattle Repertory Theater and Victory Gardens. These last two plays both received Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Her play “SuperTrue” was on the 2015 Kilroy’s List of the top unproduced plays by women. Many other works include: “Goliath,” “Leah’s Train,” “Going Gone,” “Girl Under Grain,” “Wild Kate” (adapted from Moby Dick) and her Euripides adaptation “Troy Women,” which has become a staple of college theaters. Additionally, Hartman’s personal and political essays have been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. A New Dramatists alumna and past Core Member of the Playwright’s Center, Ms. Hartman’s dramatic work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the National Endowment for the Arts, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, the Helen Merrill Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, a Jerome Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. She has also been a guest artist at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. Ms. Hartman, who grew up in San Diego, graduated from the Yale School of Drama. She is now the Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle. www.karenhartman.org
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre. Before MOXIE, Delicia worked as Artistic Associate of San Diego Repertory Theatre as a part of the Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program: Future Leaders. Some San Diego directing credits include: MOXIE Theatre: “The Butcher of Baraboo” (co-director), “Bleeding Kansas,” “The Listener,” “Bluebonnet Court,” “Rhubarb or How to Play With a Rollergirl,” “The Treatment,” “Pulp,” “Gibson Girl,” “Dog Act” and “Kimberly Akimbo.” San Diego REP: “The Good Body,” “Miss Witherspoon,” “Intimate Apparel” and “Proof” (co-director with Sam Woodhouse). Cygnet Theatre: “Fences.” New Village Arts Theatre: “Hamlet” and “Prelude to a Kiss.” Diversionary Theatre: “Fit to be Tied,” “Bluebonnet Court” and “Pulp.” 6th @ Penn Theatre: “Sophocles' Antigone,” “Euripides’ Children of Heracles” translated by Marianne MacDonald. Honors and awards include: San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel awards, Patte awards, a Women's International Center Living Legacy Award, The Des McAnuff New Visions Award for Risk Taking Leadership from the San Diego Critics Circle and a SD Playbill Billie award. Delicia was twice a recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship through Second Stage Theatre in New York, and is an alumna of the New York Drama League’s Directors Program. Delicia is married to designer Jerry Sonnenberg and proud mama of August and Zoë.