Catherine Pelonero is an author and playwright whose work has been produced across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Her first short play, Family Names, won the Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and is published by Samuel French, Inc. Ms. Pelonero’s other plays include Pioneers in Paradise (Theatre West), A Skilled Hunter (Bloomington Playwrights Project), and Puppies with Papers, a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her one-act comedy, Awesome Ghosts of Ontario, was published in 2010 by Samuel French/Baker’s Plays. Her short screenplay Preservation Society won the Yale University Screenwriting Competition and was filmed and screened on the Yale campus in the summer of 2010. Ms. Pelonero is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Unit, and currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). Originally from Buffalo, New York, she currently lives in Los Angeles.