Rosemary McLaughlin, Associate Professor, theatre arts dept., is an award-winning playwright and poet whose current work, Paterson Falls, commissioned by Playwrights Theatre of NJ, is part of a trilogy spanning 1913 – 1920. Her paper on this research, From Paterson to P’town: How a Silk Strike in New Jersey Inspired the Provincetown Players, was published in the first issue of Laconics. The Chair, a dark comedy about global politics, recently premiered at the Provincetown Theatre Company. Her plays and poetry can be found in a number of anthologies, including Classroom Scenes and Monologues (Dramatic Publishing); Intimate Acts (Brito Lair); The X-Y Files and Written with a Spoon (Sherman Asher). At Drew, she has directed Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Bryony Lavery’s Last Easter. Her comedy, Voices Carry, was directed by Joe Patenaude at Drew as well as at New Jersey Repertory Theatre and the Win Atkins Theatre Project. A member of the Dramatists Guild, she received her M.F.A. in Theater Arts from Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.