Kathleen Tolan received the 2005 McKnight Fellowship for which she wrote What To Listen For. Other plays include Memory House (Playwrights Horizons, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Victory Gardens, Seattle Rep, Trinity Repertory Theatre and multiple other productions); Kate’s Diary (Playwrights Horizons and the Public Theatre); A Girl’s Life (Trinity Rep); The Wax (Playwrights Horizons); and A Weekend Near Madison (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Astor Place Theatre). Her play Chicago Boys had a workshop production at the Goodman Theatre in 2011. Her new play is called The Cottage. Tolan is Associate Professor of Playwriting at Purchase College SUNY and is the Interim Chair of MFA Playwriting at Rutgers.