CARY SIMOWITZ is a playwright and lawyer hailing from South Florida, currently serving as the Dramatists Guild of America’s Regional Ambassador for St. Louis. He holds his MFA in playwriting from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Cary’s plays have collectively garnered him modest recognition in over two-dozen competitions across the country. His play, Djarum Vanilla, was developed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in 2018 as part of the Kennedy Center’s MFA New Play Festival. It was subsequently developed at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia as an Alliance/ Kendeda Finalist in 2020. His most recent play, All the Oxytocin in Your Finger- tips, which explores Deaf culture in American society, has achieved finalist status in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2020 and 2021 National Playwrights Conference. All of his plays are available to read on the New Play Exchange, at www.newplayexchange.org.