RICHARD ABRONS has received productions of his plays in New York and Los Angeles including: The Body Politic (59East59 St. Theater), Three Travelers (Odyssey Theatre), Three Travelers (St. Clements), Whose Family Values (Clurman Theater), Every Day a Visitor (McGinn-Cazale) and The Brothers Berg (Here). Richard has published over twenty short stories and won the National Magazine Fiction Award for his short story, “Every Day A Visitor.” A compilation of his short stories titled EVERY DAY A VISITOR & OTHER STORIES (Nightshade Press) includes the award winning story “Every Day A Visitor” and “Sleepy” (nominated for a Pushcart Prize). Richard received his BA from Yale, his MBA from Columbia, and his MFA in Writing from NYU. He is a Managing Director of First Manhattan Co., an investment management firm he helped found forty years ago. He is a Vice Chairman and past President of the Henry Street Settlement and a director of GROWNYC. At GROWNYC, he established the Plant-a-Lot program of community gardens in poor neighborhoods – 60 so far and still going strong.