Lori Mannette's writing credits include CAROLINA BREEZE, a new musical with composer Joel Waggoner, which has been featured at NYMF, Goodspeed Opera House, the New York Theatre Barn, the Laurie Beechman, was part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series in May 2011, and was named Best Musical 2012 by the NY Writers Summit; DEAD WOMAN CROSSING, also with Joel Waggoner, which was developed with the help of Ahrens & Flaherty through the Dramatists Guild Fellowship program, has been performed at Playwright's Horizons, and selections of which appear in the Feb/March 2013 issue of "The Dramatist" magazine; OVER THE HILL, a dark comedy presented at the Midtown International Theater Festival in July-August 2013; 3XL, with Giuseppe Ritorto, which premiered in North Carolina in April 2014; BRIDAL PARTY OF FIVE (with Joel Waggoner and Tony Greenlaw), which premiered at UNC-Chapel Hill in February 2018; and LIFE OF THE PARTY (with Tony Greenlaw), a musical about the one of the first female business moguls, Brownie Wise. Her one-act plays have been performed at The Barrow Group Theater, Roy Arias, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and many others. Lori served as Assistant Director for Theater for the New City’s LES Festival of the Arts in 2011 and as Festival Coordinator for the Dream Up Festival (2011-2012). Education: BA, Dramatic Arts (UNC-Chapel Hill); MFA, Musical Theater Writing (NYU). Awards: Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Paulette Goddard Award.