Leigh Curran is a writer/performer and from 1991-2013 was the Founder/Artistic Director of the Virginia Avenue Project, a non-profit using long term Theatre Arts mentoring to give underserved children life skills. Leigh began her career as an actress appearing on, off and way off Broadway, on TV and in films. In 1978 she began writing plays. Her first, “The Lunch Girls,” was directed by Arvin Brown at the Long Wharf Theatre and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. It was later produced Off-Off Broadway with Stuart Ross directing. “Alterations” was produced at the WPA Theatre Off-Broadway, directed by Austin Pendleton and featured Cynthia Nixon and Gretchen Cryer. “Walking the Blonde” was directed by Paul Benedict at Circle Rep at and later by Leonard Foglia at La Mama in NYC. Leigh’s solo show, “Why Water Falls” was produced in LA and NYC in 2015/16 directed by Mary Pat Gleason. Her first novel, “Going Nowhere Sideways,” was published by Fithian Press. Her one-acts have been produced in NYC, LA and Melbourne, AU. “Body Beautiful, ” her most recent endeavor was in the Fountain Theatre’s FemFest in January, 2019 and was workshopped – also at the Fountain Theatre, the following June.