M.Z. Ribalow is a playwright 22 of whose plays have received 160 productions worldwide and won awards in London, New York, and regionally. His work is published and anthologized. Sundance has been produced several times in London, New York and L.A., at Dublin's Abbey Theatre, and is scheduled to be filmed soon. His play The Nature of the Universe was presented at the Neil Simon Theater on Broadway, with Blythe Danner, Brian Dennehy and Patricia Randell, as a gala benefit staged reading. He has won national awards for fiction, his widely published poetry, and musical lyrics; co-written ten children’s books; and published articles on sports, music, theatre, literature, film, travel, and chess. He is co-author (with the late Harold U. Ribalow) of three books on sports, and is Director of a prize-winning sports website. A number of his screenplays have been optioned, and he appears as the film historian on several upcoming DVD releases of classic films. He was Joseph Papp's Production Associate at the New York Shakespeare Festival, founded The American Repertory Company of London, and is Artistic Director of New River Dramatists, a non-profit creative center in North Carolina. He is currently full-time Artist-in-Residence at Fordham University, and also teaches at The William Esper Studio.