Ira Hauptman is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Starry Messenger, about Galileo's recantation of his convictions, which was produced at Theater for the New City in New York; Wendy Darling, a dark take on the Peter Pan story, read at Theater for the New City; Private Messiah at the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theatre and at Moving Arts, both in Los Angeles; Monument Valley, read by A.S.K. Theatre Projects; Cinema of the Year Zero at the Manhattan Theatre Club; Walkman and The Fall of Entyrondelphiacocomworld, both at FirstStage in Hollywood.Partition has been performed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, the Odyssey in Los Angeles, the Aurora in Berkeley, and in Bangalore, Paris and Brussels. Mr. Hauptman has received two play commissions from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project and has written for Partisan Review, The New Republic, Parabasis and other magazines. He teaches at Queens College.