Meron Langsner is an Israeli-American currently pursuing a PhD in Drama at Tufts University. In 2007-2008 he was one of three writers in the country to receive an inaugural National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residency, which he fulfilled at New Repertory Theater in Watertown, MA. While at New Rep Meron was the co-curator of Their Voices Will Be Heard: Artists Respond to the Israel/Palestine Situation, which included a reading of his own play, B’Shalom. He was also the co-editor of and a contributor to Supporting Voices/Dissenting Voices, a scholarly pamphlet published by New Rep to accompany the programming. In addition to his NNPN residency, Meron has won grants and awards from The Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (where he was a featured artist in 2006), the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and other organizations. His plays have been performed around the country and overseas, and have been published by Applause Theatre Books and Lamia Ink. He has had his scholarly work published by McFarland, Oxford University Press, Puppetry International, and other presses. Meron is also active as a professional director and fight choreographer. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University and an MA in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.