Marcy Arlin is a member of Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers, Tabula Rasa writers, and the Writers’ Institute of André Aciman. Her short stories include “Brooklyn Fantasia” (Diabolical Plots), “Teaching Your Demon Lover to Cha-Cha (Daily Science Fiction, NecronomiRomCom), “My Shaigetz” (, Kaleidocast), “The Android & Esmel (Thank you for Joining the Algorithm), “The Tale of Sergei the Yeti & Lev the Leviathan” (Conspiracies & Cryptids), “Grandfather’s Cats” (American Diversity Review), “Oldish Woman Leaves Earth” (Kaleidocast, Journal of Experimental Theatre), “Lucky Old Lady” (Plays About Reproductive Freedom). She is co-editor of Czech Plays: 7 New Works and has written extensively on new Eastern European theatre and women playwrights. Her online work includes Interviews with Immigrant Artists (, and as producer/ writer/ director/actor of BSFW’s Kaleidocast podcast. She was guest speaker on “Writing Old” at the Baltimore Short Story Group. In her other life, she was Artistic Director of the OBIE-winning Immigrants’ Theatre Project, directing/producing plays from around the world. She currently teaches theatre and improvisation at City University of NY. She is a core member of Theatre Without Borders and was a Fulbright scholar to Czechia and Romania, and a U.S. Cultural Ambassador to Slovakia. She is a mentor for the Octavia Project, and has led interviews and contributed to Kaleidocast’s Exquisite Corpse stories. Marcy coaches writers and students on public speaking and reading their own work. She trained in mime, improvisation, Tai Chi, and, aeons ago, performed with new vaudeville troupes throughout NYC.  Marcy’s WIPs include a middle grade fantasy, a SF murder mystery, and a YA graphic novel.