Marsha Norman, of Louisville, K.Y., has been a faculty member since 1994. She is co-director of the Playwrights Program. She was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and Hull-Warriner and Drama Desk Awards for ’Night Mother. In 1992, she received Tony and Drama Desk awards for The Secret Garden. She received the John Gassner Medallion, Newsday’s Oppenheimer Award, and the American Theater Critics Association Citation for Getting Out. Her other plays include Third and Oak: The Laundromat, The Poolhall, The Holdup, Traveler in the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Loving Daniel Boone, and Trudy Blue. Norman’s published work includes Four Plays and a novel, The Fortune Teller. Her television and film credits include Face of a Stranger, starring Gena Rowlands and Tyne Daley. She has received grants and awards from the N.E.A., the Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Norman serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild. She received her B.A. from Agnes Scott College and her M.A. from the University of Louisville.