Kenneth Hanes (writer)has received numerous grants and awards for his works, including the Artist Trust GAP Award for the film version of Fixing Frank, for which he also won the 1996/97 Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artist Award and was nominated for a Spirit Award for best screenplay. He received the 1998/99 Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artist Award for The Fourth Bird; and two Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department Grants, for People with/out AIDS, and AIDS Mirrors. His play Freak of Nature won a second place Los Angeles Playwrights Award in 1994, and was a semi-finalist in the 1992 California Playwrights Competition at South Coast Repertory. Other awards include the 1986 David Library Playwriting Award, for Birth Rite; and the 1985 Ruby Lloyd Apsey Playwriting Competition (Finalist), for Breaking Rules. Mr. Hanes’s plays have been produced at the Currican Theatre in New York, the Public Theatre in Ft. Lauderdale, the Annex Theatre in Seattle, and the Celebration Theatre and Road Theatre, Los Angeles (directed by Che’Rae Adams). He has been a playwriting instructor at Indiana University and Bloomington Playwright’s Project, and is the author of three published books.