John Dilworth Newman: Dr. Newman completed his BFA at the University of Utah, his masters at the University of Texas, and his PhD at New York University. He teaches at Highland High School in Salt Lake City where he has developed and premiered over a dozen new plays for young actors and audiences. Newman chairs the Playwrights in our Schools program for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), which has connected professional playwrights, teachers, and students in secondary schools across the United States. He has published articles on playwriting and new play development in "Teaching Theatre," "Stage of the Art," "TYA Today," "Dialogue," and "The Children's Book and Play Review." Newman has completed playwriting residencies at Dreamwrights Theatre, The Open Eye Theater, Raritan College, and the Bonderman Symposium. He received the 2003 John C. Barner Teacher of the Year Award from AATE and the Outstanding Theatre Educator Award from the National Federation of High Schools.