Mike Batistick is the author of three critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway plays: Chicken, Port Authority Throw Down and Ponies. Ponies was designated a New York Times Critics’ Pick when it was released as a film in 2012. In television, he has written for FX’s The Americans (WGA Nomination) and Dick Wolf’s Chicago PD on NBC. His pilot We Counted Your Knives was purchased and developed by USA Network. Other plays include Bodega Lung Fat (Public Theater New Work Now), Tempo (Steppenwolf First Look) and Flag (Hangar Theater workshop in Ithaca, NY). Commissioned by the Atlantic Theater, he has developed plays with the Cape Cod Theater Project, Ars Nova Play Group, and MCC’s Playwrights’ Coalition. A graduate of Juilliard’s writing program, he grew up in New Jersey and went to undergrad at Fordham University in the Bronx. His plays are available through Dramatists Play Service.