Claudia Haas has devoted over twenty years to writing plays for youth and young performers. Honors include winner in the University of Central Missouri Children’s Playwriting Contest, finalist/winner in the Bonderman Symposium, first place in the Aurand Harris Children's Playwriting Contest, winner of the Anna Zornio Memorial Playwriting Contest, two-time winner in the Prince George's Children's Theatre Contest. Other honors include the Playwrights in our Schools Grant administered by the American Alliance for Theatre Education, one of three winners in the recent Unpublished Play Reading Project (also administered by AATE), winner at the East Valley Children's Theatre Playwrighting Contest, two-time winner of the Jackie White Memorial Play Writing Contest, and 2nd place in the Marilyn Hall Awards, and the Nantucket Short Play Contest. Her short plays have received five honors and over 400 productions and are featured in six anthologies. Her youth plays have seen over 1000 productions in every state in the U.S. as well as on five continents. Ms. Haas lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota with a hugely supportive family.