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Toni Press-Coffman

The author of 20 plays, Toni Press-Coffman was born and raised in NYC. Winner of several national playwriting awards, Touch has been produced at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and in cities throughout the United States and Europe, including a succesful run at Women's Project and Productions off-Broadway. In 2000, Press-Coffman was awarded an NEA/TCG Playwright Residency Award. She was also one of 12 playwrights selected to participate in the 1995 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. She has received fellowships and awards from the California Arts Council, the Arizona State Playwriting Contest, the Negro Ensemble Theatre Company, the Invisible Theatre, Wisconsin Women in the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Peninsula Community Foundation, and the Shubert Foundation. She has a BA in Playwriting from UCLA and an MA in Theatre and Film from the University of Connecticut, and has taught Playwriting at several major universities. Toni is Literary Coordinator of Borderlands Theatre in Tucson, where she lives, writes, teaches and acts. She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild and, as Literary Committee Chair, serves on the Executive Committee of the National New Play Network.

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