Oliver Mayer is the author of over twenty plays, including his two newest plays: FORTUNE IS A WOMAN, about the life and work of Machiavelli, and MEMBERS ONLY, the sequel to his groundbreaking play BLADE TO THE HEAT. His play DARK MATTERS opened the LAByrinth Intensive this summer. Other plays include WALLOWA: THE VANISHING OF MAUDE LERAY and THE WIGGLE ROOM, as well as DIAS Y FLORES, LAWS OF SYMPATHY, and YOUNG VALIANT. "The Hurt Business: a Critical Portfolio of the Early Works of Oliver Mayer, Plus," is published by Hyperbole Books; "Oliver Mayer: Collected Plays" and "Dark Matters and Other Plays" are published by NoPassport Press. Oliver is Associate Professor of Dramatic Writing at the USC School of Theatre. He is the winner of a USC Zumberge Individual Award, and a USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring of Undergraduates.