Andy Pederson is a playwright and professor. His plays have been produced in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Indianapolis, and several other places. He has written 10 plays, including In the Soundless Awe (with Jayme McGhan), which had its world premiere with the New Light Theatre Project in New York City. He is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild and an alumnus of Goddard College’s MFA program, and The Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. He is a frequent guest artist and instructor at The New England Young Writers Conference at Bread Loaf, Middlebury, VT. Andy is the resident playwright of the Saltbox Theatre Collective, where his work will be the centerpiece of the 2020-21 season with his adaptation of Antonin Artaud’s Spurt of Blood, and a new play, Adequate Yearly Progress. He teaches at Concordia University Chicago where he is Professor of English. He lives outside the city with his wife and three very active children.