Tad Chitwood has been part of the Louisville theatre scene for many years as actor, director, producer, and artistic director, but is a relative newcomer to playwriting. His short piece, Independence, was staged by Pet Fish Productions. Premieres at the annual Finnigan Festival of Funky Fresh Fun: Anastasia Remoulade, CosMology--A Series of Drunken Revelations, Status, Love's Light Wings--10 Monologues About Loss of Innocence, AutoFill, Fair Trade, Double Helix (also published in The Louisville Review) and Toast. His plays Bendy Straw and AutoFill wer part of Actors Theatre of Louisville's Late Seating. He was commission by Actors Theatre to adapt and direct a Jonathan Letham short story, The Mad Brooklynite. He created a new translation and adaptation of Ionesco's The Bald Soprano for Savage Rose Classical Theatre Co, which he also directed. He studied playwriting with Horton Foote at a symposium in NYC and studied English, History and Rhetorical Theory at Centre College, Duke University, University of Louisville, Queen's College, Vanderbilt University, The National Humanities Center and Cambridge University.