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EDUCATION

MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting – Michener Fellow
August 2013-2016
University of Texas, Austin
Full scholarship as a Michener Fellow at the University

Bachelor of English Literature
October 2009 – 2012
University of Oxford, England
Graduated with 2:1, achieving a First in the Paper 8 module.

ARTS AND OUTREACH WORK

– One of two playwrights, internationally, to be awarded a full scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin as a Michener Fellow, 2013.
– Her play Never Such Rain, written at 18, was a runner up in the Oxford Playhouse New Writers Program, Dominic Cavendish of The Independent remarked: “Its virtues are outstanding…there’s not a beat wasted in the dialogue and the triangular set-up between damaged boy, strange, strong-willed girl and otherworldly mother is instantly and consistently absorbing…”
– Attendee of The Kentucky Women’s Writers Festival workshop for poetry and playwriting 2011 and 2012
– Hot Desk Workshop of Girls in Cars Underwater at Baltimore Center Stage.
– Her new play Girls in Cars Underwater featured in the Ignition Festival at Victory Gardens, Chicago 2016 and was selected for the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center: National Playwrights Conference: http://www.theoneill.org/summer-conferences/npc/2016/

PLAYS

2016

Girls in Cars Underwater
Directed by Caitlin McLeod
Workshop and staged reading
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center : National Playwrights Conference

Girls in Cars Underwater
Directed by Will Davis
Workshop and staged reading
The Ignition Festival : Victory Gardens, Chicago

2015

Never Such Rain
Directed by Lily Wolff
UT’s Lab Theatre
Austin

Rose Made Man: An Trans Opera
Directed by David Torro, Composed by Franklin Piland
Cohen New Work’s Festival
UT, Austin

Girls in Cars Underwater
Hot Desk Workshop at
Center Stage, Baltimore

2014

Cold Water Army
Directed by Lily Woolf
Site-specific workshop production
Austin
(semi-finalist for the O’Neill)

Swivet
Directed by Lily Woolf
Staged reading
UT’s Lab Theatre
Austin

ACTING

Member of The National Youth Theatre
August 2008-2014