[author]Nicky Silver, Author

Nicky Silver is one of the hottest, hippest playwrights in America today. Just 35, he has nearly fifteen years worth of hilarious farces under his belt.

Born in Philadelphia, Silver began writing at age 20 after graduating from NYU's theatre program. While writing in relative obscurity, Silver worked at Barney's selling dresses until the Vineyard Theatre's production of Pterodactyls in 1993. It was during this production that Silver earned a career-making rave from then-chief New York Times critic David Richards: "Maybe it's time to start taking the playwright Nicky Silver seriously."

The Food Chain is the playwright's sly revenge on a society obsessed with physical beauty.

"It's about obsession. Neediness. And about being attractive"

says Silver.

"Thin is analogous with beauty in our culture, and we live in an era where beauty seems more and more to be the only quality that's rewarded."

The Food Chain recently finished a long and successful run at New York's Westside Theatre and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. Silver's latest play Fit To Be Tied is currently appearing at Playwrights Horizons. Performed widely across the country, his plays include Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity, Free Will and Wanton Lust and Fat Men in Skirts.

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