Pamela Sterling is an associate professor of Theatre at Arizona State University where she teaches courses in playwriting, acting, directing, Theatre for Youth and Theatre for Social Change. She has served as the Executive Director for the Muny/Student Theatre Project, and as Artistic Director for The Coterie Theatre, Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Idaho Theatre for Youth. Her work developing new plays includes staged readings of new scripts for the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices program, the Bonderman New Play Symposium, and the University of Texas-Austin's New Play Development Program. Published plays in addition to Kabuki Ugly Duckling include Friday's Child, The Secret Garden, and The Adventures of Nate the Great. Her play The Secret Garden won the American Alliance for Theatre in Education's Distinguished Play award and is included in the anthology Twenty Best Plays for Children published by St. Martins Press. She has written articles for professional journals TYA Today, Drama/Theatre Teacher and Children's Theatre Review. Ms. Sterling received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre from the University of Washington. She has a BFA degree from the Professional Actor Training Program and her MFA in Child Drama. She is a member of the Actor's Equity Association, the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE) and TYA/USA; which represents the United States as part of ASSITEJ, the International Association of Professional Theatres for Children and Youth.