Joshua Conkel is a playwright, culture vulture and Navy brat who hails from the pine forests of rural Washington State. He is the author of MilkMilkLemonade (Best Off Off Broadway Show of 2009-NY Press, published by Playscripts), The Chalk Boy (Published by Original Works Publishing), Lonesome Winter, I Wanna Destroy You as well as countless short plays, of which he is a prolific and enthusiastic writer. Conkel’s work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Baton Rouge. He is the Co-Artistic Director of The Management, and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, TOSOS and The Dramatists Guild. He is currently finishing a graphic novel for First Second Books, an imprint of Macmillan and was recently named one of Next Magazine’s "Who’s Next 2011." Alumist of Youngblood and the TS Eliot Old Vic US/UK Exchange. BFA in theater, Cornish College of the Arts.