Jon Marans’ plays include Old Wicked Songs (Pulitzer Prize finalist) which ran off-Broadway, London’s West end, has been produced throughout the U.S. and in over a dozen countries. The Temperamentals ran off-Broadway (Lucille Lortel and the Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Off-Broadway play). Mr. Marans has written a completely new book for Paint Your Wagon which recently premiered at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in Seattle, then transferred to the Ordway. Some other produced shows include A Strange and Separate People (American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book in Literature), Jumping for Joy, A Raw Space, the musicals Legacy and The Irrationals. In film, Mr. Marans was story editor for Stonebridge, Michael Douglas’ film production company. Mr. Marans is a graduate of Duke University and recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.