Honorable Mentions

Luke Krueger

Luke Kruger

Faculty Advisor

Luke Krueger is a visiting assistant professor of theatre at Northern Illinois University where he teaches playwriting, theatre history, script analysis, and contemporary theatre. Prior to arriving at NIU he served as the emerging writer in residence at Penn State University; later he worked as a resident playwright at Northern Stage in Vermont, a LORT company. Recent productions: Father Daughter Dance, Manhattan Theatre Source (2011); Los Angeles! ...Is Underwater , Northern Illinois University; (c)Sullivan The Place Where People Come to Die, Oracle Theatre, Chicago (2010), also published with Next Stage Press; Exit Cute Ed, published in Tatemae, an anthology of ten-minute plays from the Northwestern Playwrights Alliance (2011). His plays have also been featured at the MidAmerican Theatre Conference, the Comparative Drama Conference, and Last Frontier Theatre Conference (commissioned performance of Exit Cute Ed and Eat Me! best of conference). He holds an MFA in playwriting from Arizona State University and a BA in English from Miami (Ohio) University. He is the author of A Noble Function: How U-Haul Moved America. He resides in DeKalb, Illinois with his wife Christina.