Nate Rufus Edelman’s plays include The Belle of Belfast, Bright Light City, Desert Rats, Blind Struck Ugly Luck and Another Fine Mess. His work has been produced and developed across the country and in the UK and Ireland. The Belle of Belfast was developed with the Cherry Lane Theatre's Obie Award-winning Mentor Project and received its world premiere at EST/LA, where it was nominated for numerous LA Weekly and Ovation Awards, including best new play and production. It was produced off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre where it was a New York Times Critic's Pick. Bright Light City was developed through the Cherry Lane's Tongue series and received its world premiere at the LATC. His screenplay The Scavengers was on "the blacklist" and is in development. As an undergraduate he studied at UC Santa Cruz and Trinity College Dublin. He received his MFA in dramatic writing from NYU. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation.