Timothy Mason wrote the book and lyrics for the seasonal Broadway hit, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. His novel, The Last Synapsid, an adventure-fantasy for kids, is being published by Delacorte Press (2009). Mr. Mason was a company playwright with Circle Rep in New York City, which produced his plays Levitation, Only You, Babylon Gardens (with Timothy Hutton and Mary-Louise Parker), and The Fiery Furnace (with Julie Harris). His plays have also been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Victory Gardens, the Jungle Theatre, the Old Globe, the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and the Guthrie Lab, among others. He is currently completing his 5-play Young Americans Cycle, commissioned and first produced by The Young Conservatory of San Francisco's A.C.T. (Mullen's Alley, Time on Fire, The Less Than Human Club, Ascension Day, and the upcoming My Life in the Silents). He has won a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, a Hollywood DramaLogue Award, a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Berilla Kerr Playwrights Award, and the National Society of Arts and Letters Award.