Randall Colburn, a Detroit native currently living in Chicago, has seen his plays produced at such theaters as Writers’ Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, InFusion Theatre Company, The Mammals Theatre Company, and The Right Brain Project, who dedicated their 2010 season to his work. His play, Verse Chorus Verse opened in New York at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre with Barefoot Theatre Company in November of 2011 after a successful run with Chicago’s Tympanic Theatre Company that previous spring. He is the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council and a former finalist for the 2011 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Alliance’s 2009 Kendeda Graduate Playwright Competition and the 2009 New York Summer Play Fest. Colburn has been commissioned by InFusion Theatre Company and Writers’ Theatre and has developed plays with companies including the Public Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Stage Left Theatre Company and Chicago Dramatists, where he is also a resident playwright. This past April, his dark comedy The Improv Play opened to critical acclaim with InFusion Theatre Company as part of the Department of Cultural Affair’s 2011 – 2012 season, and this fall he’ll premiere Frank Loves Marie, a co-authored play, with the Mammals Theatre Company. Colburn was recently named “One to Watch” by the Chicago Reader. Randall was a finalist for the 2013 Laurents-Hatcher Foundation Award. A bad movie scholar, Randall was also featured in the hit documentary, Best Worst Movie. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.