Melanie Marnich's plays include Quake, Blur, Tallgrass Gothic, Beautiful Again These Shining Lives and Cradle of Man, which will receive its world premiere at Florida Stage, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Blur received its world premiere Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club and also won the Francesca Primus Prize from Denver Center Theatre. Quake and Tallgrass Gothic have premiered at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays. Her awards include two McKnight Advancement Grants and two Jerome Fellowships from The Playwrights' Center, the Samuel Goldwyn Award, an Ohio Arts Council Grant and the Selma Melvoin Award from Northlight Theatre. Her plays have been produced/developed at New York's Public Theater, London's Royal Court Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, The O'Neill Theatre Conference, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Hyde Park Theatre, American Theatre Company, HERE and Denver Center for the Arts. She has also received commissions from the Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis and Mixed Blood Theatre.