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Lila Rose Kaplan

Professional Residency, Audio Lab

Years: 2017, 2020

Lila Rose Kaplan’s plays shine light on the stories we don’t tell about women. Her heroines live in heartfelt zany comedies, bittersweet comic dramas, and imaginative musicals for young audiences. Her full length plays include: The Villains’ Supper Club , We All Fall Down, The Magician’s Daughter, Home of the Brave, 1 2 3 - a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing, 100 Planes, Wildflower, Entangled, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Biography of a Constellation. Her musicals for young audiences include: The Light Princess, The Pirate Princess, and The Magic Fish. Productions include: American Repertory Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, New Victory Theatre, The Old Vic, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, Neighborhood Productions, Know Theatre, Perishable Theatre, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Theatre Prometheus, and Wayward Sisters Theatre Ensemble. Development includes: Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, Local Theatre Company, PlayPenn, and The Lark New Play Development Center. Awards include: National Science Award in Playwriting, The International Women's Playwriting Award, and the I.J. Kapstein Award in Playwriting. Fellowships include: Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, Playwrights’ Realm Writing Fellow, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange, and the Shank Fellowship. Residencies include: The Orchard Project, Space on Ryder Farm, New Repertory Theatre Next Voices, Labworks at the New Victory Theatre, Writers Retreat at Theatreworks, Harvard Business School Playwright –In-Residence, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Playwriting-In-Residence. BA with Honors in Playwriting: Brown University. MFA in Playwriting: UC San Diego. Coming up next: We All Fall Down premieres at the Huntington Theatre Company in January 2020. Lila Rose lives in Somerville, MA with her marine biologist and her curious daughter. www.lilarose.org

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