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Sara Jean Accuardi is an award-winning playwright and the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Literary Arts Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship for Drama. Her full-length plays include The Delays, BREAK, The Storyteller, < 3, Love Scenes, and Portrait of the Widow Kinski. Her writing has been produced and developed around the country, including with Theatre Vertigo, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Something Marvelous, Victory Gardens, Portland Center Stage, Chicago Dramatists, The Blank Theatre, Spooky Action Theater, and PlayMakers Repertory Company. She is currently developing new piece for Shaking the Tree theatre in Portland, OR. The Delays received the 2019 Drammy Award for Outstanding Original Script, and The Storyteller won the 2020 International Thomas Wolfe Playwriting Competition. She has been a finalist for O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and for the Oregon Book Awards. Sara Jean holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University and is a member of the Dramatist Guild and LineStorm Playwrights. Her plays are available on The New Play Exchange.

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