Philip Dawkins is a Chicago playwright and educator. His plays include Failure: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater), Le Switch (About Face Theatre, The Jungle), The Homosexuals (About Face Theater),and Dr.Seuss’s The Sneetches, the Musical with composer David Mallamud (Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis), as well as many plays for young audiences and performers. He received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work for his plays Charm (Northlight Theatre, MCC Theatre Company) and Miss Marx: Or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living (Strawdog Theatre), as well as the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance for his play,The Happiest Place on Earth (Side Show Theatre/Greenhouse Theater Center). Winter 2018, look for his play, The Gentleman Callerwith Raven Theatre, Chicago and later with Abingdon Theatre, NYC. Philip currently teaches playwriting at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago.