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Jayme McGhan is an award-winning playwright from Chicago, IL.  His plays have been produced and developed across the country at theatres like Irish Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Washington Shakespeare Co., Cleveland Public Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Mortar Theatre, Hot City Theatre, Yellow Tree Theatre, Cockroach Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Chased by an Elephant Theatre and many more.  His play Mother Bear will receive a world premiere with Chicago’s Mortar Theatre in late May and has also been optioned for film with a 2012 shoot date.  The Fisherman will receive a world premiere with Stage Left Theatre in Chicago next season.  Jayme is the former Regional Representative of The Dramatists Guild to the Twin Cities and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Concordia University, Chicago.  He holds an M.F.A in playwriting from UNLV.  Jayme is blessed to be married to his beautiful wife Julie.  For more information visit

The Fisherman

Brothers Carl and Chucky Lund, two avid fishermen and airplane mechanics, are forced out of their jobs and pensions by an airline bankruptcy, an all-too-eager union, and a padded judicial system. Chucky's daughter Jenny, a police officer and a talented fisherman in her own right, is worried that her Uncle Carl's anger towards the airline has become more than just empty threats. Carl is reminded of a past he is unable to escape when Mutt, his dead younger brother, begins to appear to him in their secret fishing spot. After a corporate jet, along with its seventeen airline executive passengers, is blown from the sky, Jenny is forced to confront her culpable uncle on the banks of the Minnesota River. The Fisherman is a both a warning and a plea for justice in the turbulent waters of corporate America.