Playwright and novelist, Frances Madeson, holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the Graduate School and University Center of City University of New York. Her plays–The Candle Lit, A Purim Tango, Shylock’s Heart and Levin’s Eulogy–have been produced or read at The Cleveland Public Theatre, the Jewish Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, and other venues. She has written three novels: Restaurant Week, Dancing for the Godfather of Soul and Cooperative Village. Published in May 2007, Cooperative Village is her debut book. Frances is currently working with director Ari Laura Kreith on a one-woman-show based on Cooperative Village. In addition, she is happily at work writing her next comic novel.