Walt McGough's plays include The Farm (IRNE & Broadway World Boston Nominee, Best New Play), Priscilla Dreams the Answer (IRNE Nominee, Best New Play), Dante Dies!! (And Then Things Get Weird), Everything Freezes, Paper City Phoenix, and True Places. He has worked around the country with companies such as Boston Playwrights Theatre, Fresh Ink, Sideshow Theatre Company, Orfeo Group, Nu Sass Productions, Chicago Dramatists, Infusion Theatre Company and The Second City Chicago. He won the 2011 Best Comedy Award from the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, and was named one of the Boston Globe's 2012 Artists on the Rise. He participated in the 2012 NNPN Kennedy Center MFA Workshop, was the recipient of the Kennedy Center's 2010 Ken Ludwig Scholarship and a writing fellowship to the 2010 O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and was a finalist for ACTF's John Cauble Short Play and ten-minute awards. He is a founding ensemble member of Sideshow Theatre Company, currently serves on staff at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, and was previously the Company Manager at Chicago Dramatists. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.