David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, ALL IN THE TIMING (he has been included in the “Best Short Plays” series seven times), and for his drama VENUS IN FUR, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include NEW JERUSALEM: THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA; THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (adapted from Molière’s THE MISANTHROPE); THE LIAR (adapted from Corneille); TIME FLIES; and IS HE DEAD? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A FLEA IN HER EAR and Yasmina Reza’s A SPANISH PLAY. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of The Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.