Dana Lynn Formby is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. She was a finalist for the 2016 Emory Fellowship in Playwriting as well as a finalist for the 2015 Princess Grace Award for playwriting. Dana's most recent play, THE LABELER, is a 2016 finalist for the American Blues Theatre Blue Ink Award and listed on the Kilroys' honorable mention list for 2016. Her play JOHNNY 10 BEERS' DAUGHTERS was listed on the Kilroys' honorable mention list for 2015 and is a finalist for the O'Neill 2016 National Playwrights Conference. Her play AMERICAN BEAUTY SHOP was read at Steppenwolf’s First Look 2014, nominated for the Kilroys’ 2014 list, and was published with Bloomsbury Methuen in conjunction with the world premiere at Chicago Dramatists. Dana’s plays have been produced, workshopped, and read by Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, Mortar Theatre Company, Steep, PICT, Victory Gardens, WordBRIDGE, Florida Studio Theatre, The Alliance Theatre of Atlanta, The Kennedy Center, and New York Theatre Workshop. Her short play A DECK OF MONSTERS was featured in Goodman Theatre's New Play Bake-Off. Her play UNTIL DEATH was produced in 2015 at Concordia University Chicago in association with Chicago Dramatists.