Playwrights: K-L

K.A. Brokaw is a lawyer, educator and speechwriter who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an associate member of the Dramatists Guild and Working Title Playwrights.

KT Parker I’m an award winning screenwriter and produced playwright focusing on true stories driven by complex female protagonists. In 2016 my one-act play, “The Chamber Of Beheaded Queens”, was staged at Liverpool’s Page-To-Stage Festival and Greater Manchester Fringe Festival. My mission as a writer is to uncover and shine a light on the stories of women swept under the carpet of history, and ensure the stories of contemporary women do not suffer a similar fate for want of attention from predominantly male-owned media outlets. If that makes me sound like “a bit of a feminist”, it’s because I am!

Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin is a Brooklyn-based writer who hails from Mountain View, California. Her plays have been produced at the 14th Street Y, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, the Chain Theater, and the Access Theater, among others. She is a founding member of Undiscovered Countries, a residency which produces a night of new artistic work monthly in Brooklyn, and a member of Boxed Wine Productions. She is also a co-creator, writer, and performer in 2 Girls | 1 Asian, a new comedic webseries about biracial women in the arts. Her upcoming projects include assistant directing Young Jean Lee’s new play Straight White Men at the Public Theater this fall. BFA, NYU/Tisch.

Karen Ackerman majored in Theater Arts at the University of Minnesota, studying acting under Doc Whiting.  After graduation, Karen turned to writing fiction.  Her first play, Slow Dance in Cut Time, was born in frustration with an unyielding novel that demanded she rewrite it for stage.  Since then, she has written seven full-length plays and two ten-minute works.  She is a past recipient of a Heekin Foundation Writing Fellowship and a winner of the TimeOut-London/Theatre 503 Urban Scrawl competition for her radio drama Arnos Grove. Karen is a member of the Playwrights’ Center, headquartered in Minneapolis.

Karen Callwood is a native New Englander who considers herself a burgeoning playwright. Her first play ever performed for the stage, Who Should It Be? (The Language Studio; Frankfurt, Germany) was a ten minute comedy about dysfunctional game show contestants. Ms. Callwood is currently doing some behind the scenes work for various play festivals and is working on writing her own plays of various lengths and genres for production. Ms. Callwood is currently based in Frankfurt, Germany, but is open to global theatre opportunities.  

Karen Jeynes is a creator of things: plays, films, TV shows, novels, radio dramas, articles and book reviews. Her plays include the multi award-winning “Everybody Else (is Fucking Perfect)”, “Wake up and smell the coffee”, “Kiss Kiss”, “I’ll Have What She’s Having”, and “Laying Blame”, as well as “Vaslav”, “The Best or Nothing” and “Pineapples and Casual Racists” all premiering in 2014. She serves on the boards of Women Playwrights International and is President of the International Centre for Women Playwrights. She edits, a home for wordnerds. You can find her on twitter @karenjeynes.

Karen Rousso is a playwright (Rapunzel, FringeNYC; Life Goes on Up to a Point, Theatre Theater, L.A), a screenwriter (Falling for Grace, additional writer, Tribeca Film Festival) and an improviser (Addle Essence, Comedy Underground, L.A.). She is a graduate of Smith College and New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. She studied acting at Circle Rep and with the late legendary Bobby Lewis, and improv at The Groundlings. She is a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Librettists Workshop, the Dramatists Guild and the Independent Filmmaker workshop.

Karin Diann Williams is an Artistic Associate at NYC’s Looking Glass Theater where audiences have seen her plays Head, Time Troll, and Spirits! among others. Her work has also been produced by San Diego’s Fritz Theater (where she served as playwright-in-residence from 1992-2001), the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre Digital Performance Institute, Art House Productions, Lamia Ink!, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Strawberry One Act Festival, Collaboraction Theater, Boston Theaterworks, and many more. As a Partner in the motion media company CulpepperWilliams, she wrote and produced The Captive (Webby People’s Choice Award & NYTVF “Best Web Series” Award) and the independent feature Jordan. Her plays are available through Original Works Publishing and YouthPlays.

Karina Cochran is a tall glass of water from the midwest. She is currently pursing her MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, studying under Rob Handel. She received her BA at Bennington College, studying under Sherry Kramer.

Karina Richardson was born in Houston to a Puerto Rican mother and an Oklahoman father. Her play Round She Goes received an Off-Broadway reading through the ESPA Drills program at Primary Stages. She is also the proud recipient of a 2014/2015 Mary Louise Rockwell Scholarship at Primary Stages. Karina is the co-artistic director of Proximity Theater Company and has written, performed, and danced in several Proximity productions. Her pieces have been published on Indie Theater Now, she participated in the 2014 Write Out Front Program, and read and performed her work at Dixon Place as part of the 2015 Am I Write, Ladies? Festival. She received a BFA in Theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Kat Meads’s short plays have been produced in NYC, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Ashland, Oregon and elsewhere. She lives in California.

Kat Mustatea  is an American playwright and director currently based in New York City. Author of three full-length plays, Satellite (2013), The Model (2011), and Glass House (2006), and a suite of short plays that explore otherness and transformation, absurdity, misunderstanding, and what it means to be American. Work has been produced at Incubator Arts Project (NY), Dixon Place (NY), Neukoellner Oper Cafe Hofperle (Berlin), The English Theatre (Berlin), and TRESS Teaterkompani (Oslo). In summer 2013, was commissioned by the Abingdon Theatre to write the provocative one-act play, Leda. Studied philosophy at Columbia University and sculpture at Pratt Institute in New York. Member of Dramatists Guild of America.

Kate Busselle is the founder of Heartland Intimacy Design & Training, an intimacy training company which offers academic, accessible, and affordable intimacy training entirely online. She has taught several workshops on staging intimacy, as well as designing intimacy for several productions. Her specific area of expertise is staging sexual trauma and assault and how to assist actors in leaving these moments behind in the theatre. Kate recently completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Missouri.  Kate has two research agendas: theatrical violence and theatrical intimacy. Her dissertation, “Killing Women: Gender and Violence in Selected Works by Sheila Callaghan and Marisa Wegrzyn,” examined how performances of violence committed by the characters within Callaghan’s and Wegrzyn’s works challenge heteronormative notions of gender.

Kate M Carey writes the wonderful, crazy, chaotic and sometimes painful things people do for love.  A third-generation writer and first-generation college graduate, Carey left the Midwest and now explores the beach in Surf City, NC and the barbecue in Lexington, NC.  She is married to an Episcopal priest and has children living in Ohio and Florida.  Carey taught journalism at Jackson State University and The Ohio State University, helped create the Ohio Learning Network, and worked at two small independent colleges.   Her work has been published in The Tishman Review, Panoply, Camel City Dispatch, Spring Street, and Quiz and Quill and play “Circle Around the Bed” performed by MadLab, Columbus, OH.

Kate Danley spent five weeks on the USA TODAY bestseller list and has sold over half-a-million books globally.  She was honored with the Garcia Award for Best Fiction Book of the Year, the McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year, and her Maggie MacKay series is optioned for film and television.  Her 1930s screwball comedy, Building Madness, won the 2016 Panowski Playwriting Award, Power was the winner of the Renegade Theatre Festival, and Kings of the World was voted an audience favorite in the 10x10x10 Festival.  Kate graduated from Towson University with a BS in Theatre.

Katherine Brokaw I am a lifelong lover of theatre and sometime playwright/poet/screenwriter. I have worked as a political speechwriter, lawyer, mother and now dean of students at a law school. I studied ancient Greek drama in college, focusing on the tragedies of Euripides, and also wrote song lyrics for the Triangle Show, an undergraduate revue. I aspire to writing a musical and a libretto for a classical ballet, in addition to my ventures in straight drama.

Katherine Glover is a Minneapolis-based playwright and lyricist. Her plays include Ronald Reagan: Time TravelerCelebrity Exception, and Sex, War, and Syphilis, as well as solo shows Dead WrongBurning Brothels: Sex and Death in Nevada, and A Cynic Tells Love Stories. She won a 2013 Ivey Award for playwriting, she was a 2015 Br!nk playwright with Renaissance Theaterworks, and she is a founding member of the Playwright Cabal. For more info, visit

Kathleen Coudle-King has been writing plays for more than 3 decade in spite of a lack of fame & fortune. She earned a BFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU, but this did not qualify her for employment in the field. So she went on to earn a Master’s in English and pays the bills by teaching college composition, as well as serving as the Executive Director for the GF Community Theatre. She continues to write plays, creating site specific work, work that is commissioned for various events, as well as working within communities to tell their stories. She’s written more than a dozen full-lengths, a few dozen one-acts, and received just enough encouragement over the years to keep going. Judith and Janey was written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition as part of the ND Playwrights Co-op Lewis & Clark production.

Kathleen E. Downey is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in publications such as the Pittsburgh Quarterly, the Loyalhanna Review, Truce, Pendulum, Pudding, and the anthology Dirt–published by the New Yinzer. Her story “Everyone Needs a Door to Close” won the 2001 Taproot Literary Review award for fiction. She also wrote the play “The Pearl and the Rock.” She thanks Arlene Weiner, Joanne Pompeo, Patricia Fuchel, and Jennifer Schaupp for their input and support on the Fannie Sellins monologue, originally performed at Find Her in August, 2018.

Kathleen McDonnell grew up in Chicago, and has lived in Canada for most of her adult life. She’s the author of eight books and more than a dozen plays. In recent years she has concentrated on fiction and theatre for young audiences, and her plays have been produced by some of Canada’s most prestigious companies, including Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and Montreal’s Youtheatre. Kathleen is also the author of The Notherland Journeys fantasy trilogy, the historical novel 1212, and has written two acclaimed non-fiction books about children and popular culture. In her creative life, she wears a second hat as singer / musician, primarily with her family trio kith&kin.

Kathleen Warnock is a NYC-based playwright and editor. Her work has been seen in New York, London, Dublin (Ireland and Georgia), and regionally. She is the Ambassador of Love for North America for the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and hosts the reading series Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB Bar (since 2004). She is a member of The Dramatists Guild.

KAY ELLEN BULLARD is a greater Providence, RI-based playwright whose short plays have been presented at several Gamm Theatre Studio Lab Ten Minute Play Festivals,  two Providence Fringe Festivals, Orange Players of CT, and SunDog Theatre of Staten Island.  Her one act play Last Night at the Arcade had a public reading in March 2017. Her full length play Cicadas had a staged reading at The Actors Studio of Newburyport in November 2017. She is a member of Dramatist Guild, and participates in The Blue Cow Group of playwrights in Providence.

Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos’ plays include The Hall of Final Ruin, To Tread Among Serpents, and The Resurrection of the Publick Universal Friend.  Her plays have been developed or produced by Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee), Something Marvelous (Chicago), The Bechdel Group (NY), Jacksonville State University (AL), Raíces Theatre Company (Buffalo), Durango Arts Center (CO), and Tennessee Stage Company.  She is the winner of the Southern Playwrights Competition, Renaissance Theaterworks Brink! Award, and a Princess Grace and O’Neill semi-finalist.  Kelly is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and has a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of New Mexico.

Kendra Augustin South Florida native, Kendra Augustin, has a BA in theatre from Nova Southeastern University. Since moving to New York City in 2013 she has also studied acting at Stella Adler, Matthew Corozine Studio and HB Studio. She studies Improv at The Peoples Improv Theater and Sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade. Kendra has directed or assistant directed four plays: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, which she wrote ; Ain’t Life Sweet written by  Bridget Stinson; Burying Elephants written by Robin Rice, and The Past Is Still Ahead written by Sophia Romma. Kendra is part of 365 Women  a Year Playwriting Project; she has written three plays involving women in history since joining in 2014. She is also an award winning playwright having won best play for her short, Stranger (it also won best director and best lead actress) at the Stage Black Festival in 2014. In the summer of 2015, she, alongside Patricia Cardona Roca founded the Leela NYC Theatre Festival which focuses on non traditional casting.

Kenneth Robbins is the author of BUTTERMILK BOTTOMS, recipient of the Toni Morrison Prize and the Associated Writing Programs Novel Award. He has published 29 plays, 4 novels, and numerous essays, stories, poems, and memoirs. Currently he teaches within the Honors Program, Louisiana Tech University.

Kim Kelly received a BA in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin from before the time microphones were invented. She began writing plays in September of 2002. SEDUCTION THEORY was her first play. Kim has since had plays produced from NYC to the West Coast, including Oxford Mississippi, which was her favorite venue. She resides in Eugene, Oregon where there are more writers per capita than any other place in the world.

Kim Louise has been fascinated with the written word since she was four-years old. She’s written in many genres with 10 published novels and 5 published novellas. As an aspiring playwright, she’s written monologues, one-acts, and ten-minute plays. Her short play, The Bystanders, completed a 2015 summer tour of campuses at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha NE. Kim is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Unomaha.  Kim’s 2017 365 Women Play about Queen Nyabinghi, Umuage, was produced by Union for Contemporary Art and nominated for a 2018 Omaha Arts and Entertainment Award.

Kimberly Patterson spent more than a decade in New York City working in Off and Off-Off Broadway theaters in almost every capacity possible. As a playwright, her plays have appeared in the FringeNYC, the Orlando Fringe Festival, and the New York Musical Theater Festival; her musical, Oedipus for Kids!, is published by Samuel French and has been produced around the U.S. Kimberly is also is a participating 1MPF playwright. She lives in South Florida where she teaches high school theater. Member of the Hollins University Playwright’s Lab and the Dramatists Guild.

Kirsten Brandt is an award winning playwright, stage director and producer. She is the author of Berzerkergäng, The Frankenstein Project, The Waves, The Mechanic’s Daughter, The Thinning Veil and NU.  She is the co-author of the musical The Snow Queen. She has adapted A Doll’s House and Wuthering Heights.  Brandt has directed for San Jose Repertory, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, North Coast Repertory, and Arizona Theatre Company.

Kirsten Van Ritzen is an acclaimed actor and comedienne who has performed in theatres across Canada and the U.S. as well as in film and television. Based in Victoria B.C,  she is Artistic Producer of Broad Theatrics and a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Kirsten’s solo play ALL MY DAY JOBS is published in ONE FOR THE ROAD (Signature Editions).  Other one-acts include RADIOLAND ’48 and SOLO JOURNEYS. MAD LADY PEEL: THE FUNNIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD is a large-cast full-length piece inspired by the life of Beatrice Lillie. Kirsten is the author of a humor novel THE COMEDY DIVA DIARIES (iUniverse).

Kitty Felde is an award-winning playwright, podcaster, and veteran public radio journalist. Her first novel WELCOME TO WASHINGTON, FINA MENDOZA will be published in 2019. Her play QUEEN OF THE WATER LILIES was a finalist for DC’s Larry Neal Awards. She writes often about the Roosevelts: her one-woman show ALICE was named “Critic’s Pick” by The Washington Post. A commission, QUENTIN, currently runs every weekend around the White House. Felde co-founded LA’s Theatre of NOTE and led the playwriting program at the HOLA Youth Theatre.  She hosts the Book Club for Kids podcast.

Kristin Hornsby teaches theatre and film-based courses in the Northern Kentucky University Honors Program. She earned a BFA in playwriting from NKU and an MFA in Stage and Screenwriting from Florida State University. Kristin’s plays have been read and produced in Florida, Kentucky, and New York. Her 10-minute play, “Turn Left,” took top prize at the 2011 Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and several of her screenplays have been made into short films. Favorite writing credits include: twentysomething (The Journey Company), The Boy Who Knew Too Much (FSU), and When the Dealing’s Done (NKU). She is a part of the Kentucky Women Playwrights Seminar.

Kristine Greenaway is a Canadian playwright and literary translator. Her latest work is a series of plays about historic figures told with humour and a blend of fact and fantasy for adults and children. Her site-specific plays have been produced in France and Switzerland. Recently she was commissioned to write a play for an Armenian actor.

Kristy Lin Billuni is a writer and teacher, also known as The Sexy Grammarian. Her stories and essays appear in several journals and anthologies, most recently Sinister Wisdom and A Whore’s Manifesto. Prized stage credits include her short play,  “Hope for August, or A Quiet Night at The Stonewall,” at Piano Fight in San Francisco and The Eagle NYC; her full-length-in-progress, The Trees, chosen for ACT’s New Strands Festival Playwriting Master Class with Susan Soon He Stanton; and staged readings of “Generation Sex,” by Left Coast Theater Center at Strut and 3 Girls Theater at The Brava.

L.A. Green is also an actor, director and teacher specialising in Speaking Shakespeare and North American Dialects for British actors.  She is Canadian, now living and working in the U.K.  Forward to the Right (one-act) about Joan of Arc is published by Samuel French.  She has won or been short-listed for several UK playwriting awards, with several productions on the London Fringe. Other plays include: Patience (one-act) Makeshift, Marching, Morning Glories, Nell! (monodrama),Mutual Needs, Reflections (monodrama)and Bite the Bullet (one-act play for 2 magicians).  Her adaptation of Dracula won 4 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999.

L.D. Goodisman  Theater should entertain but also stimulate and inspire sociologically, psychologically, politically, and spiritually. On the other hand theater should do whatever the playwright wants it to. Writing plays and working intensively over the last twelve years, I’ve written twenty-six full lengths of which eight have been produced; about thirty one acts have been produced, mostly in New York and the Seattle area. As Development Director at Eclectic Theater until it fell victim to urban development; I produced play festivals, arranged classes, attended dramatist groups, acted. directed (about a dozen shows), did tech, etc. I’ve collaborated on two musicals.

LZ Zephyr’s plays have been performed in London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, and numerous venues where witty and sophisticated audiences gather. By day she designs humorous canine ceramics for humans, and by night she is a brazen storyteller. She is currently enrolled in an MFA program for screenwriting and television. She resides in the Northern California bay area with an incredible Aussie-mix, who although a working breed, refuses to proof read. Ingrate. She finds it odd writing in the third person.

Lani Anderson, adventurer, writer, healer, seeker of truth. At a very young age Lani appreciated honest courage and fortitude. As a single women in her twenties she traveled and lived in Europe and Asia. In her forties, with a mature mind she did so again. Now she turns to the long held desire to write. She has completed several screenplays, a novel and a play and like most writers, she has several stories in development.

Larissa Brewington Phoenix, AZ playwright, Larissa Brewington, has had featured works at AZ Women’s Theatre’s Pandora Festival, including: What You Don’t Know and Tie the Knot. She’s been featured at the Herberger Festival of the Arts, including: X Factor and Spirit. She’s written and performed for Herberger’s Lunch Time Theatre for the past 8 years, with one acts including Into the Blue with Bessie Coleman, The League, and Har-Lem-Ren. Feb 2015, she will feature, March at The Herberger, which surrounds events of the March on Washington. Larissa is thrilled to use her talents in support of this important mission.

Laura Rohrman is the author of several full-length plays including: Reporter Girl (Semi-Finalist O’Neill Festival, Weissberger Award Nominee and Princess Grace Finalist) and My Life As You (Finalist Playwrights First Award) and Hoboken. She’s also the author of many one-act plays including: Below 14th and Without, both finalists at the Samuel French Festival short play festival in New York City. Laura is a graduate of The New School for Drama’s MFA program where she studied both playwriting and acting. Laura is also a producer and marketing specialist and works for the Eagle Project (Native American Theater Company) as a Press Rep.

Laura Shamas writes in different genres, media, etc. For theater, she’s written over 40 plays. She’s a member of WGAw, LPTW, and the Dramatists Guild. Her newest full-length theater projects are: the musical of LADY-LIKE, with composer-lyricist Lisa Donovan Lukas (about The Ladies of Llangollen) and CIRCULAR, a two-person show about an army psychiatrist and ‘The Odyssey’ (on the 2015 Kilroys List, Honorable Mention).

Laurel A. Lockhart (actor-playwright) TIMES SQUARE TOURIST. her solo show, was performed at the Bank Street Theatre in New York before going to  the Edinburgh Festival. BENCHES, a series of one acts, was presented at EAG in the summer of 2017
Plays produced by Polaris North include: NEON, TREASURES, JANE TIMES THREE
NATAS Writers Program: selected monologues: SELFIES UNCOVERED, ELEVATORS, SUMMER SATURDAY GI60 project at Brooklyn College first publication includes her one act SENIOR DATE.

Laurel Wetzork considers her fictional WWII and science-fiction works a perfect frame and mirror for today’s world. Her WWII play, Blueprint for Paradise, had a successful run in Hollywood, and the play was a semi-finalist in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre competition and the Center Stage/Humanitas playwriting prize. Laurel is co-founder of The Athena Cats (, volunteers for the LA Female Playwrights Initiative (LAFPI) as web editor for the Women at Work pages, and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). She’s a member of the Dramatists Guild of America (DG) and Association of Writers & Writers Programs (AWP). Twitter: @gem2arts

Lauren Ferebee was the 2014 Hub-Bub Theatre Artist in Residence and a 2014 juried fellow at the Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca, NY. Her work as a playwright includes The Reckless Season (Spartanburg Little Theatre/HUB-BUB, LRR) Somewhere Safer (FringeNYC 2013, OV/NV and Inkwell finalist), Blood Quantum (At Hand Theatre/WET Productions) and Invisibility, or Tiny Rockets (Adaptive Arts). Her work has been developed with Spark and Echo Arts, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, ESPA/Primary Stages, On the Square Productions & Flux Theatre Ensemble. Lauren is a member of playwriting collective Lather, Rinse, Repeat. BFA, NYU/Tisch.

Lawrence Kessenich is a playwright, poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former book editor and amateur actor. He has written full-length plays and many 10-minute plays, one of which won The People’s Choice Award in the Durango 10-Minute Play Competition. He studied theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and acted in amateur productions in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. His poetry has been widely published, and he won the Strokestown International Poetry Prize. He has published a number of essays, reading one of them, “In My Father’s Tears,” on NPR’s This I Believe. He resides in the Watertown, Massachusetts.

Leah Halper’s short plays have been widely produced on the West Coast. Her ten-minute Ready was a Heideman Award finalist in 2008, and she’s an Arts Council Silicon Valley Playwriting Fellow. She belongs to the Dramatists Guild, PlayGround at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, City Lights Theatre LightSource and the Pear Avenue Theatre Writers Guild. She has worked as a journalist, coffee picker, house-cleaner, reporter, peace activist, and translator. As a playwright she has a quirky global-historical approach to story.

Lee Lawing I won the Young Playwrights Festival with my play Doll.  Other productions include Prosperity at the 17th Annual Playwrights Award at Wichita State University; Delivering Dad at the DramaRama Festival in San Francisco.  A Murder of Crows was selected as the best drama at the WIT 2015 Kauai Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival.  The short play The Chorus Awaits Its Cue! was a part of the anthology Off the Rocks. WIT selected my play Trinkets for Jenkie as part of their 2017 Festival.  I participated in the 2018 William Inge Playwright’s Festival with my one act play Crashing Through Kauai and most recently my play Alien Lovers and Friends was selected by the 2019 Last Frontier in Valdez, Alaska.

Libby Emmons is a playwright and theater maker, whose plays include Puff Puff (Festival of the Offensive, NYC 2014), Radio Mara Mara (The Kraine Theater, FringeNYC 2013), Zeropia (Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission 2009), The Girls from Afar (East/West Players, LA, 2010), “Animal/Animal,” (Best Short Plays, 2013, Smith & Krause), “The Worm Turns at the Fort Peck Hotel,” (New York Theater Review 2009), and many more. She curates 10-minute play series Sticky, Bowery Poetry Club 2007-12, now Beauty Bar, Brooklyn. Libby is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University School of the Arts, and blogs the story of her life at She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and a very mean cat.

Libby Mitchell is a screenwriter, playwriter, author, and director.  This is her first play for 365 Days of Women.  However, she has directed several plays for the 365 days of women plays for Rover Dramawerks of Plano, TX since 2015.  This particular play revolves around four historic women – Violette Szabo, Denise Bloch, Lilian Rolfe, and Vera Atkins.  She is a film director and screenwriter in the Dallas area.

Lily Meyer is a professional freelancer writing for arts and nonprofit groups, both online and off. By night, she is a theater technician and lighting designer. Her education in the performing arts is a side-effect of catching the stage bug at a young age. She was born with the urge to write. She lives in New York where she is finishing the book for a musical.

Linda Britt, a Maine playwright, has had plays performed by Out of the Box Theater Company, Community Little Theatre, Improvised Puppet Project, Freeport Community Players, Little Theatre of Fall River, and Hand-To-Mouth Players. “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington,” about Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, premiered in 2010. In 2012, she and her son Colin Britt took their musical, “Billionaire Vegans,” to “The Pitch” at the Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival. In 2014, “What If…” was featured at the Maine Playwrights Festival, and “The Last Ferryman,” a new musical, with her book, premiered in an AEA production at Stonington Opera House Arts.

Linda Evans Two off-Broadway productions in Manhattan, STICKY GIRLS (Patricia Watt, Love Janis and Fred Astaire Awards, producer) LIPSTICK ON A PIG (M. Roderick, Rock of Ages, musical, producer,Meritorious Excellence in Playwriting)Beckett Theatre,NY,NY; ENTER SINGING musical (nom.Best Actress, Best Production), Abingdon Complex, NY,NY; AZ LORT Theatre Company playwright:A REST IN ANGER, VORTEX, A YAQUI SPRING(Lee Blessing Award), member of NYC 365 for 2014

Lindsay Adams is a nationally produced playwright, educator, and dramaturg. Her play, Her Own Devices, received two awards from the Kennedy Center and the 2016 Judith Barlow Prize. Development/Production History: Women’s Project Theatre (NYC), Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (PA), Page-to-Stage Festival (DC), This is Water Theatre (TX), Westport Center for the Arts (MO), Interrobang Theatre (MD), Theatre Alliance (DC), Fishtank Theater (MO), Hub Theatre (VA), and One Minute Play Festival (DC), among others. She is an M.F.A. Candidate at Catholic University of America, Midwest Dramatists Center Resident Playwright, and proud member of the Dramatists Guild and LMDA.

Lisa Jayne received her MFA in Playwriting and Screenwriting from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2010 and recently published three of her poems with Muddy River Poetry Review Fall 2016. She served as Artistic Director of White Mountain Regional Theater in Show Low, Arizona for six years, and serves as a commissioner with Arizona Commission on the Arts. Some of Ms. Jayne’s plays have been produced at White Mountain Regional Theater and Northland Pioneer College’s Performing Arts Department, including Broken (a one-act play), One Week: An Uncommon Love StoryThe Obituary and most recently, Coeur d’Alene. White Rose: Another Kind of Fairytale is the third play submitted by Lisa Jayne for 365 women a Year.

Lisa Mammel is an experienced writer passionate about the issue of racial injustice and paths toward reconciliation. Beyond her three stage plays, Lisa’s background in writing includes two full length screenplays and a novel, as well as articles published in scholarly journals. The issue of racial injustice at the center of the play “Bloodletting” represents a longstanding focus of Ms. Mammel’s career, a career which includes her roles serving as: an Africa analyst for the U.S. Department of State; a United Nations observer of South Africa’s first multi-racial elections; and an attorney-monitor to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Lisa Nicoll is a Brooklyn-based writer and composer. Her farce Poedunk was produced in 2014 in Oxford by the ART Theatre, and is published by Indie Theater Now. Her plays have had readings at the SUNY Playwrights Lab, as has her current project, The Dove, a musical about veterans. Her compositions have been performed at 54 Below, and her pop single “Bad For Me” charted at #2 on AIU Radio. She has created voices for the Sci-Fi Channel, and her fables and short fiction have been published by The Metropolitan Review. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Lisa Scott is a Chicago-based playwright and storyteller.

Lisa A. Wilde is a Professor of Theatre at Howard Community College as well as the Resident Dramaturg at Rep Stage.Previous to Rep Stage, she worked at Center Stage and Young Playwrights Inc. She holds a doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama

Lisa K. Winkler is a writer and educator. She’s written books and plays. This is her first play for 365.

Liz Amadio – Moderator/DAPLab (2008-2018); Artistic Director/Cosmic Orchid (Puffin Grant Recipient). Liz has produced/directed staged readings/workshop productions of 50+ works, showcasing 200+ artists. The Voire Dire Project 1.5 (20 artists/4 plays/4 paintings) premiered at TNC’s Dream Up, 9/2017, with curation of the artwork. Millennium Mom premiered there in 2016. Liz played Militant Mom. The Hoodie Play is included in The Best American Short Plays, 2015-2016. Best Director nomination: G.C. Grant’s PUSH, 2011 Strawberry Festival. iPower Theatre Collective (Citizens Committee Grant Recipient)- NYC teens exploring social justice issues; performance Spring 2018. MFA, Actors Studio Drama School. Member:  DGA; LPTW; NLAPW.

Liza Case has written four full-length plays including The Unspoken Ones, which won the Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award and the Stark Award for Drama, and Baby Strike!, Honorable Mention for this year’s Jane Chambers Award. She wrote the screenplays for several short films, including Destiny, which played on the Emmy-award-winning PBS show The Short List and IFC. Her short plays Online Education and Ten Miles From the Georgia Line were recently read by Food For Thought at The Players. Liza received her B.A. in Creative Writing from CUNY and her MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. She lives in New York, with her son, Harlan.

Lolly Ward  Her plays include 72 OBJECTS (semifinalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; finalist, IATI Cimientos), GONE (finalist, Portland Civic Theatre Guild), MATE (Eric Tucker at The Actors’ Gang; CalTech), BLACK PRESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Smith & Kraus), and THE ETHEL PARTY (Silk Road Review). She was a member of the LA-based Playwrights Union before moving to Oregon, where she co-founded LineStorm Playwrights. She received her BA and MA from Stanford University in English and Creative Writing. Member: Actors’ Equity, Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA

 Lorraine Liscio    I have written plays about three women of note Emilie du Chatelet, Christine de Pizan and Heloise and a one-act comedy.  There have been readings of them in NYC, Boston, and London and a Showcase production of Moving Bodies in NYC in 2018. I was formerly a member of Pulse Ensemble Theater Lab in NYC under the direction of Lezley Steele and before that Adjunct Professor at Boston College in English and Women’s Studies. Some publications include:  Paris and Her Remarkable Women, The Little Bookroom, Random House, 2009 and in literary journals:  articles about Marilynne Robinson, Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer and others.

Lou Beckett 

Loy Webb  Until hearing that actor Hill Harper (CSI: NY) earned a law degree before pursing his dream of being an actor, Loy did not realize it was possible to pursue dual dreams. Inspired by his story, she became both an Attorney and Playwright. Her work has been featured at Black Ensemble Theatre, American Theater Company, 20 % Theatre Company Chicago and Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company in New York. She is a member of The Black Playwright’s Initiative at Black Ensemble Theatre, and is a contributing theater critic for Newcity, an independent Chicago arts paper.

Lucy Chau Lai-Tuen Born, orphaned on the Crown Colony of Hong Kong,
exported to the UK in the late 50s/early 60s as a Transracial adoptee. An actor (Manchester Royal Exchange, Bristol Old Vic, RSC, Prime Suspect 2, Eastenders, Nighty Night 2, Call The Midwife, Casualty). Trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. Is a published writer, playwright and poet. Latest commission for The Komola Collective, a play that re-imagines the story of Shahrazad. Lucy is interested on telling tales that have not been aired before, connecting people and circumstances that white western culture would not naturally imagine.
Lucy Flannery Radio work [BBC Radio 4] includes Like A Daughter, Rent and Any Other Business. Stage work includes Bear Hunt performed at Festival of Chichester 2018; Tomorrow Will Be Too Late, part of D-Day 70th anniversary commemoration, 2014; Bad Day at the Office, part of Heaven & Hell new writing showcase, White Bear Theatre, London, 2017; Hippolyta’s Handmaiden Long-Listed for Terence Rattigan Award, Short-Listed for Bread & Roses Award, Criterion Theatre New Writing Showcase December 2017 & Edinburgh Festival 2019; A Viking Tale, SOOP Theatre 2013/14; Poisoned Beds [co-written with Greg Mosse] south coast tours 2018 & 2019.

Lucy Wang writes, teaches and performs.  Her plays have been performed all over, and are available at Original Works Publishing, JAC Publishing, Amazon, and YouthPLAYS.  Wang has also written two short films (one of which she directed), and sold a pilot to Disney.  Her awards include the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, Best New Political Social Play from the Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation, Berrilla Kerr Foundation, James Thurber Fellowship, CAPE’s New Writers TV Award, NATPE Diversity Fellow, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Honorary Fellow, Annenberg Community Beach House Writer in Residence.   She currently teaches at

Luiza CAROL  Plays produced in English: “DARK LADY”, short play in verse inspired by Shakespeare’s biography. First production: Big Apple Short Radio Drama Festival, New York 2007. Hassberry Theatre. Producer: Shabbir Emon Hassan. Program #6.
Included in the anthology:  ”New Audition Scenes And Monologs From Contemporary Playwrights: The Best New Cuttings From Around The World” edited by Roger Ellis (Meriwether Publishing Ltd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2005) “MISS MOONLIGHT”, short play, humorous. First production: Big Apple Short Radio Drama Festival, New York 2007. Hassberry Theatre. Producer: Shabbir Emon Hassan. Program #11.

LuLu LoLo   is a playwright/actor and performance artist.  LuLu has written and performed eight one-person plays Off-Broadway portraying the dramatic struggle of women in New York City’s past. Her plays have been published in Nerve Lantern Axon of Performance Literature and 365 Women a Year a Playwriting Project. Her ongoing performance project “Where Are the Women?” highlights the lack of public monuments honoring women in New York City and was featured in the New York Times.  LuLu was a 2013 Blade of Grass Fellow in social engagement and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer in Residence in 2008.

Lydia Williams is a young writer who lives in Dallas, Texas. She loves writing plays, and does it quite frequently. This is her first professional play, but she has had one play performed by the ametuer company, Homeschool Children’s Play Association. She is an actress, and has performed in several plays.

Lylanne Musselman  resides in Eaton, IN. She teaches writing Ivy Tech Community College. Her short play, Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker, won an audience choice award at the Metro Detroit Fringe Festival in 2015; the same play has been produced by NoPlays Herstory 3: Journey Women in March 2018, and at the 365 Women a Year Festival at FSU in November 2018.  In addition, she has directed many one-act plays, and won a scholarship for directing at BoxFest Detroit 2015. Musselman facilitated the 365! Women’s Festival of short plays at Monster Box Theatre in Waterford, MI. That festival made its debut in March 2016, and will include only plays selected from the 365 Women a Year Playwriting Project. She hopes to find a venue in Indiana to facilitate another festival in the near future. Musselman is also an award winning visual artist and poet. Her poetry has appeared in many print and online literary journals, as well as anthologies. She is the author of five chapbooks, co-author of Company of Women: New and Selected Poems (Chatter House Press, 2013), and her full-length poetry collection It’s Not Love, Unfortunately (Chatter House Press, 2018).

Lynda Crawford leads the playwriting lab at SUNY Empire State College. STRANGE RAIN was a finalist in Reverie’s Next Generation Playwriting Contest 2004, and showcased at FringeNYC 2013 (winner, Overall Excellence in Playwriting award). A PROCESSION OF CLOUDS showcased in the Unchained Festival 2013 (tied winner, Audience Favorite award). SECRETS OF THE BIRDS was a finalist in the 2006 Samuel French Short Play Festival. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (co-written with Gary Kupper) showcased at FringeNYC 2002. HOWARD INK! showcased in the Harvest Festival 2013. PILLOW OF TEARS was chosen for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in South Africa 2015. Lynda’s plays are published by Indie Theater Now. She belongs to the Dramatists Guild.

Lyndol Michael BIG OAK – Semifinalist, O’Neill National Theater Conference, COMING TO LIGHT – one-act play, PREACHER GIRLS – short one-act, WHAT IF? – a Christmas script (World Premiere in Orlando), Producer, Publicist: World Premiere (Co-producer), 99¢ Dreams by JudyLee Oliva, World Premiere, Orabelle’s Wheelbarrow by Sheri Reynolds, World Premiere, A Thousand Variations on a Lie Told Once by Stacey Lane, World Premiere, Five Women in Havana by Ree Howell, Grants and Residencies: Sewanee Writers’ Conference –Dan O’Brien and Beth Henley, Playwriting Faculty, United Arts of Central Florida – Grant to attend the, Humana Festival of New American Plays

Lynn Marie Macy (Playwright) Readings: Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace  (The Theater Project, NJ), Sister Resisters, (Luna Stage Short Play & Equity Library Theater Festivals), Lady Susan, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper (Theater 2020)Doubt & Deliberation(Theater for the New City) Productions: Three Seasons NJ 1 Minute Play Festival, The Color Of Vengeance (New Perspective Women’s Work Short Play Lab, NYC), Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy (Distilled Spirits, Blue Room Theatre & Theater Ten Ten) – published by NYTE in Playing with Canons, Explosive New Works From Great LiteratureResident Playwright at Theater 2020 – Member, Dramatists’ Guild.

Lynne S. Brandon MFA in Playwriting, Smith College. Trained with Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Adly Gurgis, Sarah Ruhl, James Lecesne, Len Berkman, Arthur Giron, Sinan Ünel, Shirley Kaplan, Kate Aspengren. FULL-LENGTH PLAYS: Bare Chested, At the Line, Mad Cow, Tops, The Naked C Prompt. SHORT PLAYS: Isosceles, A Grand Bargain, Sexism in Theatre. SCRIPT READER: Hartford Stage, Boston Theatre Marathon, New Repertory Theatre, ATHE Jane Chambers Prize. MEMBER: The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., International Centre for Women Playwrights. PUBLICATIONS: Program Notes, Tongue of A Bird, New Repertory Theatre, 2014; “Moving On”, Scenes from a Diverse World, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2013.

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