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AARON LEVY

Playwright. Novelist. Educator.
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A former high school English and theatre teacher, Aaron Levy is a full Professor of creative writing and English education and currently is the Director for the Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) at Kennesaw State University. He served as the Director of Academics for the Georgia Film Academy from 2016-2020 where among several film/tv workforce initiatives, he was able to lead the creation of the Dramatic Writing for Film, Television and Theatre 1, a new ELA requirement option course for all GA high schools. Levy earned his MFA in creative writing (scriptwriting) and a PhD in curriculum & instruction from Arizona State University. His first work for young adults, Pizza With Shrimp On Top (Dramatic Publishing), has enjoyed over 60 national/international productions, and was nominated for the Distinguished National Play Award for the Middle and Secondary School Audiences. His ten-minute play Bolt-Cutter Man was last selected for production by Thespian Production Inc's Play Festival at NYC's Joria Mainstage Theatre.

Levy’s debut young adult novel, Blood Don’t Lie was published by Good Reads Press and received the GA Author of the Year Award for young adult fiction in 2018. His newest play, The Student Body, placed as a quarterfinalist for the ScreenCraft Playwriting Competition in Dec ’23 (from over 600 scripts), as a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival Stage Play Competition and as a finalist at last year’s Southeastern Theatre Conference. Destination Theatre will fully produce (debut!) The Student Body August 9-11, 16, 17, 2024 at the Chaddick Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

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