Brent Beerman graduated with an MFA in playwriting from UCLA and has worked in theaters and studios in the LA area. He is the director of theater at Crescenta Valley High School; a program which produces over 14 plays with five guest directors annually. He has written numerous full-length, and one-act plays that have reached national acclaim. His play, Gabriel’s Rapture, won the Corner Stage National Theater Contest and Millionaires opened in an off-Broadway house. Dancing in the Shadows won the Pacificus Foundation of Los Angeles Literary Award, was featured in the Los Angeles Playwright’s Festival, and had a staged reading at the Moving Arts Theater in Los Angeles. A Dull Pain, Turned Sharp premiered at the Group Rep and it was featured at the HOWL festival in New York City, His play A Journey of Angels about the Armenian diaspora premiered at the Lanterman theater in Los Angeles as well as the Yerevan Theater in Armenia. Brent has also just completed a novel and he is working on another novel about his family’s escape from Hungary after the revolution. www.brentbeerman.com.