DEBORAH SALEM SMITH is the author of Anna K., Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground. She is a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow and the playwright-in-residence at Trinity Repertory Company. Her play Love Alone received an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award; an Honorable Mention by the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award; and was a finalist for the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Best New Play of 2013. She has received multiple commissions, and her work has been developed at Trinity Rep, Huntington Theatre Company, Women’s Project Theater, and Playmakers Repertory Company. Her honors include an Emerging American Artist Fulbright for playwriting in Dublin, Ireland, where she worked with the Abbey Theatre, Ireland's national theater, and served as a Visiting Academic at the Trinity College School of Drama. She has received awards and fellowships from Princeton University, the Mellon Foundation (National Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities), the MacDowell Colony, Alpert Medical School at Brown University (Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artists Fellowship), a Major Hopwood Award, and a Colby Fellowship. Her work has been published by Dramatists Play Service.