Blake Hackler is an actor, writer, and teacher. As an actor, Blake has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film. As a teacher, Blake has held faculty positions at Yale University, Roosevelt University, AMDA, and the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped. Currently, he is on faculty at Southern Methodist University and is the co-director of the Yale University’s Summer conservatory. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. His musical The Boss in the Satin Kimono premiered at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival to great acclaim and some vilification. Other New York productions of his work include: The Lady in Red – EndTime Productions, Mother Courage of Westchester, Mariposa – NYTE, Barry Horowitz: A Jewish Fantasia on Catholic Themes and The Wasp Woman – a musical written with Phillip Chernyak. He is a member of the esteemed BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Program, is the recipient of the Harrington Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing as well as a Dramatist Guild Intensive grant.