Ed DuRante is a graduate of NYU’s Graduate Film Program where he was awarded the Graduate/Professional Opportunity Fellowship, NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program where he received the ASCAP Foundation Yip Harburg Scholarship and Yale University. His work has been produced by Talking Drum Theatre Co., the Vineyard Theatre, Theatre for the New City and Playwrights Horizons where he was an original member of the Black Playwrights Unit. His play “Homeboys” is part of the literary anthology Patchwork of Dreams. He directed the webseries “Wire” for Eyestudio.Net. and has written, produced and directed several short films including “America”, which was a Wasserman Award Finalist and the recipient of awards for Editing, Acting and Production Design. He was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Filmmaking and was recently commissioned by London's Theatre Royal Stratford East to write the musical adaptation of "A Clockwork Orange" with composer Fred Carl.