Elijah Guo is a New York writer originally from the Bay Area. Most recently, his play Beatrice was presented by Marrow’s Edge at the Producers’ Club. His short plays Meditations in an Avalanche and Nothing Pleases Aphrodite were produced at the 5-10 Festival series. His play Hamilton and Burr was featured at the American Conservatory Theater as a winner of its 4th David Mamet Writing Contest. Previously, he collaborated with Poet Laureate Robert Hass to create a staged adaptation of Time and Materials. Elijah’s short story “The Official Portsmith Debate Society” was a finalist for the David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction with Southwest Review. His poetry has been presented in literary publications including Aquillrelle, Matchbox and through the University of Cambridge. Elijah graduated from UC Berkeley with BAs in English and Theater & Performance Studies, and received an MFA from the American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. He attended the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop from 2013 to 2014. As an actor, he has appeared on NBC’s The Blacklist, and is slated to appear on Starz’ Power and HBO’s High Maintenance this summer. He is excited to be a part of TUW’s Artist in Residence Program!