Lenora Champagne is a playwright, performer, and director. From 1993-2000, Lenora was a member playwright at New Dramatists, and she has received numerous fellowships, awards, and commissions from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Jerome Foundation, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony. She edited and contributed to Out From Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists (Theatre Communications Group, 1990), and has been published by Smith and Kraus, Performing Arts Journal, and The Iowa Review. She is Professor and head of the Drama Studies Program at Purchase College, and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. Her play, TRACES/fades is published in Plays and Playwrights 2009 and her essay on theatrical adaptations of The Scarlet Letter is published in Sharon Freidman's Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works.