David Ives is the author of the one-act comedies All in the Timing (Outer Critics Circle Award) and Time Flies. His full-length plays include The School For Lies (adapted from Moliere's The Misanthrope, Classic Stage Company), The Heir Apparent (adapted from J-F Regnard's comedy, Shakespeare Theatre Company), New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza (Hull-Warriner Award), Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain), White Christmas, Polish Joke, and Ancient History. He has translated Feydeau's classic farce A Flea in Her Ear, Yazmina Reza's drama A Spanish Play, and Pierre Corneille's 1643 comedy The Liar. He is the author of three young-adult novels: Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss, and he has adapted 32 American musicals for New York City's beloved Encores! series. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting.