Aline Lathrop (Playwright) is thrilled to return to 16th Street Theater where her play, Merchild, received its Jeff-recommended world premiere when she was the Playwright in Residence in 2015. “Christmas at the Staples Center” was commissioned by Step Up Productions and produced as part of their Holidaze show. …And Eat It Too was performed as part of Stage Left Theatre Company’s Leapfest, and previously in the Dionysos Cup with Polarity Ensemble Theatre. Bordello (a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee), received its world premiere at Chicago Dramatists, as did Feast (one of the “Top 5 Best New Plays,” New City Magazine; First Prize, New Plays Festival, Centre Stage – South Carolina). “Toyota Tercel” and “Purity Ball” received workshop productions with Artistic Home’s Cut to the Chase Series. A Piece of Bone received its Jeff-recommended world premiere at Circle Theatre of Forest Park.