Sarah Treem, born in Boston, is the only writer to have written and produced all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series, In Treatment, for which she won a Writer’s Guild of America award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. She is also a writer/producer for the Mark Wahlberg/Stephen Levinson produced HBO series, How To Make It In America, and is currently adapting Samantha Peale’s novel, The American Painter Emma Dial, for HBO with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Emily Ziff. In addition to The How and the Why, her full-length plays include Empty Sky; Against the Wall; Mirror, Mirror; A Feminine Ending; and Human Voices. Ms. Treem has been in residence at The Sundance Institute, The Ojai Playwriting Conference, The Screenwriters Colony, and the Yaddo Artists’ Colony. She has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons, and has been a Lark Playwrights’ Workshop fellow. Ms. Treem has taught playwriting at Yale University, where she earned her BA and MFA.