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Panel of Judges

Timothy Bond is Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he is directing Topdog/Underdog for the 2004 season. In his eight seasons at OSF Tim has directed The Piano Lesson, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Oo-Bla-Dee, Twelfth Night, El Paso Blue, Tongue of a Bird, Les Blancs, Blues for an Alabama Sky . He has also staged productions at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Juilliard School, The Empty Space Theatre-Seattle, A Contemporary Theatre-Seattle, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and over 20 productions at Seattle Group Theatre (1984-1995), where he also served as Artistic Director (1991-1996). Tim was the director of the nationally recognized MultiCultural Playwrights' Festival (1985-89).

Jose Cruz Gonzalez served as Project Director of South Coast Repertory's Hispanic Playwrights Project for 11 seasons. His produced plays include September Shoes, Always Running, The Highest Heaven, Harvest Moon , Spirit Dancing and Odysseus Cruz . In 2004 Lily Plants a Garden will premiere at the Mark Taper Forum's P.L.A.Y. program. He teaches theatre at California State University at Los Angeles. Mr. González is an Associate Artist with Cornerstone Theater Company.

Michelle T. Hall is the Literary Manager and a production dramaturg for Arena Stage. She recently directed a staged reading of Tanya Barfield's The Quick and Jerome Hairston's Method Skin for the Arena Stage Downstairs Series. She is the former Resident Dramaturg at The Studio Theatre. Standout projects include dramaturgy for Proof directed by Wendy Goldberg , Camelot , An American Daughter and South Pacific directed by Molly Smith , Uncle Vanya directed by Zelda Fichandler You Can't Take It With You directed by Doug Wager, Indian Ink directed by Joy Zinoman, and the co-adaptation of a new stage version of The Desk Set , directed by J.R. Sullivan. Other credits include working as dramaturg and director for The Shakespeare Theatre Southeast Project, Theater of the First Amendment, The Studio Theatre Secondstage, Source Theater's Washington Theater Festival, The Playwright's Forum, ASIA Theater Company, Tsunami Theatre Company, Cherry Red Productions, and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. She is the co-founder and joint Artistic Producing Director of MuseFire Productions, a theater and film company.

Ellen McLaughlin's plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, Helen, The Trojan Women and, her most recent work, The Persians, which was produced by The National Actors' Theater in NYC last summer. Producing theaters include New York Theater Workshop, Classic Stage Company, the Actors' Theatre of Louisville, the Intiman in Seattle, the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. , Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Almeida in London and the Public Theater.

McLaughlin teaches playwriting in the Barnard English Department. She is the recipient of grants from the Fund for New American Plays and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the winner of The Great American Play Contest, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Writer's Award from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. McLaughlin is also an actor, known best for originating the role of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, a role she played in all of the U.S. productions through the Broadway run.

Robert Schenkkan is the author of THE KENTUCKY CYCLE which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other plays include: HANDLER, THE MARRIAGE OF MISS HOLLYWOOD AND KING NEPTUNE, FINAL PASSAGES, HEAVEN ON EARTH (Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Winner), TACHINOKI, and a collection of short plays, CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SPANISH LADY. His most recent play is ARTURO AND CATHERINE. For film, he wrote THE QUIET AMERICAN (Michael Caine & Brendan Frasier). For television he wrote the mini-series SPARTACUS (USA Network) and CRAZY HORSE (TNT). He is currently adapting ENEMY WOMEN as a feature for Fox 2000 and Michael Crighton's ANDROMEDA STRAIN as a miniseries for USA .