JON STEINHAGEN is a Chicago-based freelance author, playwright, musician/musical director, actor, Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and member of the Dramatists Guild. He has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards and ten nominations for his work in Chicago theater, as well as the Julie Harris Playwriting Award and a Clubbed Thumb biennial commission. Among his plays and musicals are Blizzard ’67, Successors, ACES, Dating Walter Dante, The Analytical Engine, Devil’s Day Off, Inferno Beach, The Next Thing, and The Teapot Scandals. He recently appeared in Raven Theatre’s production of John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves and will appear in the Chicago Premiere of End of the Rainbow at Porchlight this fall; other stage work includes roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Price, The Odd Couple, Plainsong, Plaza Suite, 1776, and many others. A collection of his stories, The Big Book of Sounds, was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.