Tom Coash is a New Haven, Ct. USA playwright, director, and dramaturge. Prior to New Haven, he spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash was a Co-founder of the Offstage Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and has worked for such theatres as the Manhattan Theatre Club, Stageworks/Hudson, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship. His plays have been produced at such theatres as: Portland Stage, the InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and many more. Coash was the recipient of a CT. State Artist Fellowship. His play Cry Havoc was recently produced in the South African National Arts Festival where he was an artist-in-residence. His new play Veils was recently named the winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's "M. Elizabeth Osborn Award" as well as being named a Finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA Award. Veils was also the Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights Winner and a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation National New Play Award. Coash has an MFA in Playwriting from the University of California at Davis.