Justin Kuritzkesis a Brooklyn-based writer whose plays have been produced and developed at venues including: The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Colt Coeur, Steep Theatre Co., The Brick, Dixon Place, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Brecht Forum, The 24-Hour Company, The New York International Fringe Festival, Farm Theater Projects, The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, The Collectin, and the University of New Orleans. He is a member of Ars Nova's 2014 Play Group, and he has been awarded residencies from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, where he was a member of the inaugural writers group: The Working Farm. Kuritzkes has been shortlisted for the 2014 Nick Darke Award, and he is the winner of the 2011 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest. His short play An Autobiography About My Brother was published in University of New Orleans' Bayou Magazine. Kuritzkes is a graduate of Brown University, where he earned his B.A. in both Philosophy and Literary Arts and studied playwriting with Gregory Moss, Lisa D'Amour, and Erik Ehn. He is a native of Los Angeles.