Joyce Becker Lee received her MA and MFA from Northwestern University, where she was nominated for The Best New American Voices.  Her short story collection, Casualties, is published by Tortoise Books. Other publishing credits include stories and features both in print and online in the U.S. and Canada. A former teacher of English, Writing and Theater, she has taught at the middle school, high school and college levels, and enjoys presenting the occasional writing class. She served seven years as the founding chair of her local Arts Commission, where she helped infused the arts into the community. A lifelong theater enthusiast, directed and performed in educational, community and professional theater and opera, and its the author/composer of several children’s musicals. She lives and writes in the northern Chicago suburbs, where she volunteers at a local animal shelter and helps writing grants. Her greatest joy, however, comes from her children and grandchildren, and she is a busy hands-on Bubble.

Oh, and she also enjoys the occasional character role on stage.


Into the Woods

Damn Yankees

Urinetown