Eric Samuelsen here. I’m a playwright and a critic, a theatre director and occasional actor, a baseball fan and a Democrat, a Mormon and a Christian, and a retired college professor. I earned a PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from Indiana University, then taught at Brigham Young University for twenty years. I was then diagnosed with polymyositis, an incurable muscular degenerative auto-immune disease, which forced my early medical retirement. I’m the father of four wonderful children, and very happily married for thirty two years. My plays have won multiple awards, and have been produced all over the country. I am also a recent winner of the Smith-Pettit Award, for oustanding lifetime contributions to Mormon Letters. I am resident playwright at Plan B Theatre company in Salt Lake City. And I’m a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants.