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Lindsay
Joelle

Lindsay Joelle is a playwright and screenwriter drawn to stories of misfits, rebels, and the un-assimilated. Plays include TRAYF (Theater J, New Rep), The Messengers (Audible Theater audioplay), A Small History of Amal, Age 7 (Forward Flux/Pratidhwani), and The Garbologists (City Theatre, 2022). She has developed work with Playwrights Foundation, PlayPenn, Asolo Rep, and is a proud affiliated artist at NNPN, New Georges, and The Lark Play Development Center. She has been awarded the Audible Theatre Emerging Playwright commission, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology commission, Vital Theatre New Musical commission, Irving Zarkower Award, and Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Prize. Originally from Chicago, she received her B.A. from Columbia University and M.F.A. from Hunter, where she studied under Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, and Samuel D. Hunter. She is an alumna of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, the American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC, Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Lab, and was the 2017-2018 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence at Curious Theatre. Non-theatrical writing includes restaurant reviews for New York Magazine’s Grubstreet, various animated avatar-based training simulations for The Trevor Project, Campus Pride, and Mental Health America, and the prep book Tutor Tells All: ACT Test Strategy. Lindsay currently divides her time between NYC and the Sonoran Desert.

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