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Wayne Peter Liebman is a poet and playwright. His plays include Better Angels (Trustus Playwright's Prize, forthcoming world premier at Trustus Theatre, Columbia, SC); Transference (2004 National Playwrights Conference, O'Neill Theater Center; MaximMazumdar Prize.) Other awards/commissions include a National Foundation for Jewish Culture grant (Rowing to Canaan), EdgeFest 2004/L.A. History Project presentation at the Autry National National Museum (The Sun Maiden) and 2nd place in the Springer-Lang Foundation (Nathan Miller) U.S. History Play Competition (Brimful of Push.)

His work has also been produced/developed regionally at Kitchen Dog Theater, Boston Theatre Works, Alleyway Theatre, Last Frontier Conference, Lavender Fest and in Los Angeles at the Greenway Court, the Colony Theatre, the MET Theatre, the Road Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Virginia Avenue Project, 24th Street Theatre, Stages Theatre, A.S.K. Theatre Projects and the Black Dahlia.

He is the author of Tending the Fire (Ally Press) and co-edited (with Jo Scott) an anthology of poems, Raising the Roof (Bombshelter Press), for Habitat for Humanity. His poetry and prose are widely published and have been anthologized in In the Company of Others (Tarcher), Beyond the Valley of the Contemporary Poets (Sacred Beverage), Primary Care (University of Iowa Press) and 14 L.A. Poets (Bombshelter). His poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2001. A native Angelino, he resides in Los Angeles with his wife Holly and their son, Graham. He is a proud member of the Dramatist's Guild, and a founding member of Dog Ear, a collective of twelve award-winning Los Angeles playwrights. He muses occasionally about poetry, plays, and Graham on his blog, Wait, it Gets Better.