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Aaron Zavitz

Aaron Zavitz With a B.F.A. in dramatic arts, Aaron Zavitz has been acting on stage, primarily in the classics, for more than 15 years. He has been engaged professionally with a number of companies, including Aspen Theatre in the Park, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, the BlueBarn Theatre and Brigit Saint Brigit (BSB) (company member). A sampling of BSB productions in which he has undertaken principle roles include Juno and the Paycock, Henry IV, Part I, The Dumb Waiter, The Glass Menagerie, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Shining City and Doubt. Over the past several years, Zavitz has been focusing on his primary calling — playwriting. His short play Dialogue Heard on a Flooded River was accepted into the first annual Great Plains Theatre Conference in 2006, and his full-length work Tour of a Well-Kept House was selected by the play reading committee (headed by Edward Albee) for a complete reading and workshop session for the second annual conference in 2007. Recently, Zavitz was awarded the Nebraska Arts Council´s Individual Fellowship Distinguished Artist Award for Playwriting. He is also, with his wife Molly, a multi award-winning short filmmaker, most recently winning a national film festival with Sony and Videomaker magazine.