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William Borden

William Borden's plays have won over 90 national playwriting competitions and have had over 300 productions, at Actors Theatre of Louisville and in New York, Los Angeles, India, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Germany, Norway, and elsewhere.

\r\nHis full-length play, Many Worlds, premiered in New York, while Dancing on Air recently won the Heller Theatre Competition, which brings with it a production at the Heller Theatre in Tulsa, OK. Turtle Island Blues, the winner of four competitions, has been produced more than thirty times, and Don't Dance Me\r\nOutside won the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Plays in Process Competition and premiered at Playwrights Premiere Theatre, Williamsburg, VA.\r\n

\r\nThe film adaptation of his play, The Last Prostitute, starring Sonia Braga and produced by Universal Studios, was shown on Lifetime Television and in Europe and is on video. His play Reunion, retitled I Remember You Now, was filmed for theatrical release by Darinka Productions and has been shown in New York, Paris, London, Croatia, Romania, and Wales.\r\n\r\nHis plays have been published in over 20 anthologies, including The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women; The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2007, 3 or More Actors; More Scenes and Monologues From The Best New Plays; Scenes and Monologues from the Best New International Plays; Scenes and Monologues From The Best New Plays II; The Best Stage Scenes 1998; and Contemporary International Plays For Young Audiences. His plays have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Czech, and Guajarti.\r\n

\r\nHis novel, Dancing with Bears, is forthcoming from Livingston Press. Superstore, first published in the U.S. by Harper & Row and in England by Victor Gollancz, was later reissued by Orloff Press. His short stories have won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize and The Writers Voice Fiction Competition and have been published in over 40 magazines and anthologies. His narrative poem, "Eurydice's Song," with monotypes by Douglas Kinsey, was published by Bayeux Arts, Calgary, Alberta, and St. Andrew's Press, Laurinberg, NC. His poems have appeared in over 20 anthologies and in over 80 magazines and in a chapbook, Slow Step and Dance.\r\n

\r\nA Core Alumnus Playwright at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, he is a member of PEN, the Dramatists Guild and the Authors Guild.

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