Ira Gamerman is a neurotically quirky Indie-Rock playwright from Baltimore Maryland who received his B.A. in Theatre from Towson University. His award-winning plays include Split (Voted “Best Play Of The Year” 2008 By the Columbus Dispatch), Dated: A Cautionary Tale For Facebook Users (2009 New York Innovative Theatre Award Nominee for best short script), I'll Hear It When I See It (Winner: 2011 JFK Legacy Award from The Kennedy Center, Shortlist: 2011 Short & Sweet Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, & Brisbane + Gold Coast), The Best Secret Santa Present Ever In The History Of Peckinpaw High School (2011 KCACTF National Finalist: John Cauble Award For Outstanding Short Play), and A Girl With A Black Eye (Finalist UMBC’s 2006 “In 10” National short play festival). His plays have been produced and developed around the United States and Australia by such companies as: Short & Sweet Sydney, Collaboraction (at The Steppenwolf Garage), DC’s Source Festival, Chicago Dramatists’ First Draft Series, The Chicago New Media Summit, Single Carrot Theatre, Fort Point Theatre Channel, The Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC Canberra), and The Baltimore Playwrights Festival (among many others). Ira has taught playwriting at Ohio University and served as a playwright mentor for Young Playwrights Festivals at Center Stage and Horizon Theater. He won a playwriting grant from Maryland State Arts Council in 2005 and an Emerging Playwright Award from The Chicago Union League in 2008. In 2006 City Paper voted Ira “Best Playwright of Baltimore” in their annual “Best of Baltimore” issue. Ira is currently pursuing his MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University under the direction of Charles Smith and Erik Ramsey.