Mia McCullough is an award-winning playwright (ATCA Obsorn Award, Julie Harris Playwriting Competition, Cincinnati Entertainment Award, Jeff Award) based in Chicago. Her work has been produced at prestigious theatres such as Steppenwolf, San Diego Old Globe, Chicago Dramatists, and Stage Left. She taught playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University for ten years, and last year she published a book called Transforming Reality about the creative writing process. She wrote the first of The Squirrel Plays in 2005 and has been adding to it ever since. She has also been producing a web series, The Haven, which she wrote and created, inspired by many years working at a domestic violence shelter.