Drew Paryzer is a second-year M.F.A. Playwriting candidate at The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance. He has written plays about robotic seals, libertine Buddhist masters, clandestine transcription companies, Moroccan storytelling circles and his mom. Paryzer's work has been presented in New York through March Forth Productions and Primary Stages. He is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where he was a recipient of the Lipkin Prize and he hails from the Rocky Mountain Front Range.