Michelle Kholos Brooks is an award-winning playwright with productions staged internationally. Awards and distinctions include the Susan Glaspell Award for H*tler’s Tasters and the Riva Shiner Comedy Award for Kalamazoo. H*tler’s Tasters was named Best of Fringe by Stage Magazine at Edinburgh Festival Fringe after an entirely sold-out run and was selected for the annual Kilroy’s List. Hostage was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award. (Ret) General David Petraeus said of Brooks’ play, War Words, “Few movies or plays have ever captured for me as powerfully as War Words…the experiences of American veterans.” War Words will have its world premiere in New York in the fall of 2023. Publications include Dramatists Play Service, Room Magazine, and The Daily Beast. Brooks is the Playwright-In-Residence at New York Rep. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, The Playwright’s Center, and Pacific Resident Theatre.