Jon Robin Baitz's plays include "Mizlansky/Zilinsky, or 'schmucks,'" "The Film Society," "The Substance of Fire," 'The End of the Day," "Three Hotels," "A Fair Country," (an adaptation of) "Hedda Gabler," "Ten Unknowns," and "The Paris Letter." He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "A Fair Country" and a Guggenheim, NEA and American Academy of Arts & Letters Award winner. He is on the faculties of the New School's Graduate Drama Division and Stony Brook South Hampton's MFA in theater and film. His screenplays include "The Substance of Fire" and "People I Know" which starred Al Pacino. He created the ABC-TV drama "Brothers & Sisters" in 2006, after writing an episode of "The West Wing" ("The Long Goodbye"). "Other Desert Cities" was nominated for Lortel, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, winning the latter. Baitz won a Humanitas Award for the PBS-TV's "American Playhouse" version of "Three Hotels," which he also directed.