LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI is a writer and director. She was the head writer of The Laramie Project, co-writer of Laramie: Ten Years Later, and an Emmy Nominated co-screenwriter for the film adaptation of Laramie with HBO Films. Her other original plays include, I Think I Like Girls, The People's Temple, SPILL, and Casa Cushman. Her plays have been produced under her direction at American Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Encore Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Perseverance Theater, Swine Palace, TimeLine Theater, and Z Space Studio. Leigh is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Audrey resident artist with New Georges, and a Distinguished Visiting Chair at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of the non-fiction book, Stories from Jonestown, and is currently adapting the book to film. She is a teaching artist at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Naropa University, and is a member of Tectonic Theater Project.