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Leslie Liautaud is an American playwright and novelist. Her award winning immersive play, SOUTHERN GOTHIC (2018), premiered at Windy City Playhouse in Chicago, IL. Her plays MIDNIGHT WALTZES (2006), HE IS US (2008), THE WRECK (2009), THE MANSION (2012) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: THE MILLENNIAL EDITION (2012) have been produced throughout the United States. She is also the author of the coming-of-age novel, BLACK BEAR LAKE (2014).

Leslie is originally from Kansas City, MO and has worked in the performing arts for over 30 years. Currently, she divides her time between Key Largo, FL and Chicago, IL with her husband, Jimmy John Liautaud, their three children and two rambunctious dogs.