Robert Pridham is a writer, teacher and director. He was the founding artistic director of the acclaimed professional theater company Stageworks/Summit, and has served as the head of Kent Place School's award-winning theater program for the past 33 years. His plays and theatrical adaptations -- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Freud in Vienna, The Graduate, among others -- received their professional premieres in New Jersey, with Frankenstein being named one of the ten best plays of the year by the Star-Ledger. His work has been seen at the Wellfleet Actor's Theatre and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and his adaptation of Stephen King's Ghost Stories, produced by Mainstage Management Inc., has toured throughout the United States and Canada. His plays for young actors are published by Playscripts, Inc., he is a featured contributor to the latest edition of Smith and Kraus' Best Women's Stage Monologues, and his most recent short stories have been featured in Adirondack Life Magazine. His directorial credits include work for the American National Theatre and Academy, the 12 Miles West Theatre Company, Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the George Street Playhouse Cafe Series, Chatham Opera, as well as other professional and non-professional theater companies in New York and New Jersey. He has served as an adjudicator/panelist for the U/RTA National Auditions, and as an editorial consultant for The Stage and The School. He is an NEA/Council for Basic Education fellow, the recipient of Kent Place School's Halsey and Grassman awards, and a graduate of Dartmouth College and the National Theatre Institute. Mr. Pridham lives and writes in New Jersey.