Karen Hartman is an award-winning playwright and librettist whose work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, a Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Jerusalem, a New Dramatists residency, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center. Her plays, Goliath, Donna Wants, Gum, Going Gone, Anatomy 1968, Troy Women, ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl, Leah's Train and others have been commissioned and/or staged by dozens of theaters including the Women's Project, NAATCO (National Asian-American Theater Company), McCarter Theater, ACT in San Francisco, Center Stage, the Magic Theater, and Dallas Theater Center, and are published by TCG, DPS, Backstage Books, NoPassport Press, and Playscripts, Inc. Recent projects include Goldie, Max, and Milk, a comedy with readings at Lincoln Center, New Dramatists, the Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, and the Playwrights Center; and the musical book for A Sea Change, score by AnnMarie Milazzo, workshopped in 2009, directed by Leigh Silverman. NoPassport Press will publish Girl Under Grain in February, 2010. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. She has taught playwriting in a wide range of settings, including four years at the Yale School of Drama and currently leads independent writing workshops in New York.