CLIFF ODLE is a playwright, actor and director. He is a native of New Jersey and based in New England. He has been involved with theatre around the country. His plays have been performed in Boston, New York, San Diego and other areas. His play Lost Tempo was produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and helped to inaugurate the theatre’s redesigned space. Lost Tempo was also a part of the 2016 Boston Theater Marathon Warm-Up Laps. Our Girl in Trenton has been produced by the BU New Play Initiative Workshop. Running the Bulls was featured in the SlamBoston festival and has been produced by his company, New Urban Theatre Lab; The Ahern Fox was a finalist in the 2007 Kennedy Center Theater Festival; The Delicate Art of Customer Service has been produced by New Urban Theatre Lab and was produced for the Jersey Voices Annual Theatre Festival; he has been a resident playwright for the educational theatre group Theatre Espresso where he co-wrote their play about the 1957 Little Rock desegregation case called The Nine: Crisis in Little Rock. Cliff has also written plays about cyber-bullying, The Lesson and Think Twice, which are currently in rep with Deana’s Educational Theatre. He is the playwriting lecturer at Bates College and also teaches courses in Theatre and Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has also taught at Wheelock College, Emerson, and at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.