I.B. Hopkins is an M.F.A. in Playwriting candidate from Gainesville, Georgia. He graduated in 2015 from the University of Georgia Honors Program, majoring in English and Theatre Studies. He has authored dozens of plays and musicals (along with composer Harry N. Haines), notably South of Someplace (2013), made possible by Young Playwrights, Inc.; Jimmy! A Musical Fable with Almost No Historical Basis (2014), through the National Theatre for Student Artists and a Miller Fellowship; and Let Rise (2015) anthologized in Applause Book's Best New American Short Plays. Hopkins was recognized as a Mid-America Theater Conference Emerging Scholar (2016) and was a 2016-17 Fulbright Grant recipient in Creative Writing for international research in Haudenosaunee First Nations community in rural Ontario.