Gary Garrison (Dramatists Guild of America). Garrison is the co-executive director of the Dramatist Guild of America – the national organization of playwrights, lyricists, and composers headed by our nation’s most honored dramatists. Prior to his work at the Guild, Garrison filled the posts of artistic director, producer, and full-time faculty member in the department of dramatic writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he produced over 45 festivals of new work, collaborating with hundreds of playwrights, directors, and actors. Garrison’s plays include “Game On,” “The Sweep,” “Verticals and Horizontals”, “Storm on Storm,” “It Belongs on Stage (and Not in My Bed),” “Crater,” “Old Soles,” “Padding The Wagon,” “Rug Store Cowboy,” “Cherry Reds,” “Gawk,” “Oh Messiah Me,” “We Make A Wall,” “The Big Fat Naked Truth,” “Scream With Laughter,” “Smoothness With Cool,” “Empty Rooms,” “Does Anybody Want A Miss Cow Bayou?” and “When A Diva Dreams.” He is the author of the critically acclaimed, “The Playwright’s Survival Guide: Keeping the Drama in Your Work and Out of Your Life,” “Perfect Ten: Writing and Producing the Ten Minute Play,” “A More Perfect Ten,” and two volumes of “Monologues for Men by Men.” He is on the Tony Administration Committee for the Tony Awards, the program director for the Summer Playwriting Intensive for the Kennedy Center, the former national chair of playwriting for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival, and the founder of The Loop, an online community of playwrights. Sponsored by Playwright’s Lab at Hollins in collaboration with the Mill Mountain Theatre.