New Haven, CT – A New Haven, Ct. playwright and director, Mr. Coash also worked as the Director of New Play Development at Stageworks/Hudson for the last four years. Prior to New Haven, he spent three years in Bermuda and four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Coash was a Co-founder of the Offstage Theatre in Charlottesville, VA and has worked for such theatres as the Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship. His plays have been produced at such theatres as the InterAct Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, West Coast Ensemble, and many more. Coash was the recipient of a 2007 CT. State Artist Fellowship. He is currently working on new plays commissioned by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The InterAct Theatre. His new play VEILS was recently a featured play at the 2009 Seven Devils Playwriting Conference.