This is an image of Werner TrieschmannWerner Trieschmann is a published and widely-produced playwright.  His play, Failing the Improv, recently received rave reviews during the Quickies '99 Festival at the Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  His full-length comedy, You Have to Serve Somebody, is published by the Dramatic Publishing Company.  Dogstar, The Clawfoot Interviews, Subculture, and other Trieschmann plays have been staged at Moving Arts and Circle X in Los Angeles, Nat Horne Theatre in New York City, The New Theatre in Boston,  and Red Octopus Productions in Little Rock.  Werner was a resident at the Mount Sequoyah New Play Retreat in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  His play, Lawn Dart, won first prize in the 1992 Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans New Play Competition.  Werner was the first playwright to receive the Porter Prize, an Arkansas literary award recognizing outstanding achievement by an Arkansas writer.  God's Ashtray, a screenplay based on his one-act play The Church of God's Glorious Light, is being developed by Firebuilder Pictures in Boston.  Werner has an MFA in Playwrighting from Boston University and is a member of the Dramatist Guild.  He currently lives in Little Rock, and is a columnist and editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.