South Coast Repertory Theater produced Mr. Long’s The Only Child, a musical play for families, in June. The Only Child was commissioned by SCR and was the first such commission produced by the theater. Mr. Long’s People Be Heard, a play with songs, was produced in 2004 by Playwrights Horizons and published recently by Dramatists Play Service. He recently completed the book for Horse Opera, a musical commissioned by the NEA and The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC. Mr. Long’s The Lively Lad, a play with songs, was produced by the Actors Theater of Louisville Humana Festival in 2002. The play was also produced at the Power House Theatre at Vassar, by New York Stage and Film, and by Zoo District in Los Angeles, and was subsequently published by Dramatists Play Service. The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, also a play with songs was commissioned and produced by the Mark Taper Forum. The play, which won a Fund for New American Plays Award and has also been published by Dramatists Play Service, was first produced by the Atlantic Theater in New York, where it was directed by William H. Macy and starred Felicity Huffman. Mr. Long has adapted the play for film for Mel Gibson’s company, Icon Productions, and has adapted another of his plays, Shaker Heights, for Atlantic Films. The Year of the Baby, produced by Soho Rep, was a Time Out New York Pick of the Week. Mr. Long is a recipient of playwriting grants from the NEA and NYFA. In addition to South Coast Repertory Theatre and The Mark Taper Forum, Mr. Long has been commissioned by Sundance Children’s Theatre, Soho Repertory Theatre, A.S.K Theater Projects, Playwrights Horizons, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Foundation Science and Technology Project. He was a finalist for the Outer Circle Drama Critics Award, the Kesselring Prize, and a winner of the ASCAP/ Cole Porter prize for playwriting. Mr. Long is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Dramatists. He is from Warren, Ohio and lives in New York City.