Philip Dawkins’ work includes the world premiere of Miss Marx: Or the Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, as well as recent critically acclaimed plays The Homosexuals and Failure: A Love Story, which both also received Joseph Jefferson Nominations for Best New Work after their world premieres with About Face Theatre (2011) and Victory Gardens Theater (2012), respectively. Dawkins is currently a core writer at The Playwright’s Center during 2014-15. His plays for young folks are published through Playscripts, Inc. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Dawkins is an artistic associate of About Face Theatre, an ensemble playwright at Victory Gardens and a founding member of Chicago Opera Vanguard. Dawkins teaches playwriting at Northwestern University, his alma mater Loyola University Chicago and through the Victory Gardens ACCESS Project for writers with disabilities. He also teaches Kung Fu to little Chicago kids through Rising Phoenix Kung Fu. Hi-Yah!