Craig Pospisil

Vice President TRW Plays

CRAIG POSPISIL is Vice President of TRW Plays, and for the last two years he has worked to acquire exciting new plays from established and emerging authors for TRW to license around the US and the world. He created the anthology series TRW Presents: Short Plays, editing three volumes so far, and plans to edit a monologue books series as well. He began working in theater licensing after receiving his MFA from New York University’s Dramatic Writing Program. He was hired as the Director of Nonprofessional Rights at Dramatists Play Service and, over the next thirty years, oversaw a fivefold increase in licensing. Working alongside Robert Vaughan, Director of Professional Rights, who also now works at TRW Plays, Craig helped take DPS from a second-ranked play publishing house to the forefront of the industry, and he was eventually named Vice President for Acquisitions. He pushed for the company to acquire plays by new writers and voices, serving greater audiences. Craig created and edited the Outstanding Men’s and Outstanding Women’s Monologues, Vols. 1&2 and Outstanding Short Plays, Vols. 1-4, and The Apartment Complex and Somewhere in America, two volumes of previously unpublished short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge. In addition, Craig is an award-winning playwright and the author of Months on End, Journey to the Poles of Inaccessibility, The Dunes, Life is Short and Somewhere in Between, as well as more than 60 short plays. His work has been seen at Purple Rose Theatre, Stage West, Detroit Rep, Barrington Stage, Bay Street, City Theatre (Miami), New World Stages, around the US, and in two dozen countries on six continents, and translated into Cantonese, Dutch, French, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.