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Marcia Cebulska has written 19 plays which have been produced at theatres across the country including The Georgia Repertory Theatre, HERE (New York City), the Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Frontera at Hyde Park (Austin), Fremont Centre Theatre (Pasadena) and The Theatre Building (Chicago). Most recently, Ms. Cebulska’s play, Now Let Me Fly, commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and written while she was playwright-in-residence at the William Inge Theatre Festival, was performed at 48 venues across the country (2004) including the National Constitution Center, the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Dobama Theatre.

Her play, Visions of Right, won her the Dorothy Silver Award (2001), was developed at Chicago Dramatists, and was presented at the Stage 3 Festival of New Plays. Her play, Florida, was chosen for development by the prestigious Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (1995) and later produced at the Festival of Emerging American Theatre (1997) and elsewhere.

And When the Bough Breaks, winner of the Jane Chambers International Award, was developed at Shenandoah Playwrights Retreat (1989) and was named “Best of ‘97“ by City Magazine in Indianapolis.

Marcia has received three Master Artist Fellowships from the Indiana Arts Commission, a Kentucky Foundation for Women grant and the 2001 Kansas Arts Commission Fellowship in Playwriting. Ms. Cebulska has been artist-in-residence at The University of Georgia, Marion College, the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and the William Inge Center for the Arts. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and Chicago Dramatists.

Having lived in Chicago, New York, Miami, Berkeley, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Pasadena, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Lima, Bloomington, Indiana, Athens and a Greek island, Marcia Cebulska now resides in Topeka, Kansas with her husband, historian Thomas Prasch.

See anationacts.brownvboard.org for more on the play Now Let Me Fly or the playwright. 

Email: mjcebulska@earthlink.net

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