Stephen Adly Guirgis is a proud longtime member of New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company. The plays in this anthology were all originally produced by LAByrinth at Center Stage, New York, and were directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. These plays have also been performed at theaters in New York City, London, Edinburgh, Chicago, Australia, Norway, Finland, Chile, South Africa, and elsewhere.Guirgis is a member of New Dramatists and the MCC Playwrights Coalition, and has received new play commissions from Manhattan Theater Club and South Coast Rep. A former violence prevention specialist and H.I.V. prevention educator in New York City area prisons, shelters, and schools, he is also an honoree for The PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Awards for Drama. He currently lives in Hell's Kitchen.