Bethany Dickens Assaf (she/her) is the Literary Manager for MadLab Theatre of Columbus, a teaching artist with Central Florida Community Arts, and a founding member of both the Next Stage Playwrights in Cincinnati and - coming soon - The Whiskey Theatre Factory of Orlando. Her work brings a theatrical and speculative approach to relationship dramas, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ characters. In the past two years, her short plays have received over fifty productions across the country, including: 4: an Evening of Short Works in Orlando, Florida. Her first full-length, Exit Wound, was a finalist for the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s "Giving Voice” initiative and her second, The Consciousness, was performed at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and Tampa Bay Theatre Festival (Best Full-Length Play). In 2020, her most recent full-length, Dark, Dark, Dark was workshopped at the Mid-America Theatre Conference and Playwrights’ Round Table. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
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