2007 MFA Alum Laura Jaqmin’s AND WHEN WE AWOKE THERE WAS LIGHT AND LIGHT (a commission from Victory Gardens Theater and the script that earned her the 2008 Wasserstein Prize) will be the first play featured in Northlight Theatre’s 2008-2009 Interplay Reading Series. The play will also be read at Second Stage Theatre in New York this November. SKI DUBAI was produced at Center Stage NY this summer by her company, At Play Productions. With the other three writers in the company, Laura helped write WORK (four intercut monologues about bizarre jobs, including a lobster killer and a citrus dyer) that will be produced in Ars Nova’s A.N.T. Fest this November. ALBERTA/EINSTEIN was read in Steppenwolf’s First Look Repertory in August. PLUTO WAS A PLANET was produced this summer at Around the Coyote in Chicago. SPACE will be produced in the side project’s CUT TO THE QUICK festival of one-acts later this fall, and is set to be published by Playscripts, Inc., in 2009. 10 VIRGINS will be published by Playscripts, Inc. in 2009. Two other ten-minutes, PARKERSBURG (which was produced in Sketchbook 8 at the Steppenwolf Garage this summer, and which will be produced in Estrogenius at manhattan theatre source this fall) and MENUS (which was produced by At Play Productions at the Atlantic Theater this spring) will be published in a forthcoming volume by Smith & Kraus. Jacqmin is now an adjunct faculty member at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where she teaches playwriting.