Edward Sobel is a director and dramaturg. Prior to joining Temple, he was Director of New Play Development at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he oversaw the development of over forty new plays, including: Pulitzer and Tony Award winner August: Osage County, Pulitzer finalists Red Light Winter and Man from Nebraska, and Joseph Jefferson Award winner The Pain and the Itch. Broadway credits as dramaturg include August: Osage County and Superior Donuts. His Philadelphia-area work includes directing Superior Donuts, Clybourne Park and Endgame (all at the Arden Theatre). Other recent directing credits include the world premiere of Cadillac (five Joseph Jefferson nominations, including best director). Ed created and was the director of the First Look Repertory Of New Work, for which he received the Elliot Hayes Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas for outstanding contribution to the field of dramaturgy. He holds an MFA in directing from Northwestern.