Barton Bishop earned his MFA from NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing, where he received the Harry Kondeleon Graduate Playwriting Award. His work has been commissioned by Florida Stage and produced in New York, Los Angeles, Montana, and Florida. Mr. Bishop is a three-time winner of the Florida Playwrights Process award and the recipient of the Witter Bynner Fellowship with the Abingdon Theatre Company, the Handel Fellowship in Playwriting, and the Holloway Playwright-In-Residence Fellowship at the University of South Florida. He was recently tapped by The Dramatist magazine as "One of 50 to Watch." Mr. Bishop has also written for several children's animated television shows, including Pokemon, YuGiOh GX, Winx Club, Magical Do Re Mi, and Shaman King.