Andy Podell is a writer and activist living in New York City. He was the writer of the PBS documentary After Stonewall. His short play, Mom Was a Carny, was produced by Naked Angels Theater Company in 2009. His audio play, Taking Pains, was commissioned and broadcast in 2010 by WBAI/Pacifica radio. He was a 2011 Heideman Award finalist at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for his short play, Las Vegas Habitat.