MICKEY BIRNBAUM has been a cab driver, a newsroom assistant for the BBC, an arts journalist in London (Time Out), Los Angeles (L.A. Weekly), and New York (Us Magazine), as well as a produced screenwriter. He has written several plays for the Virginia Avenue Project, which matches at-risk youth with theatre artists. His full-length play Big Death & Little Death was the first production in Woolly Mammoth's new theatre in Washington D.C., in April 2005. It was subsequently produced at Perishable Theatre in Providence, and will be seen in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2007. Mickey was a 2006 Inge Fellow. He plays bass accordion in the Accordionaires.