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Lindsey Ferrentino is a New York based playwright originally from the sunny state of Florida where many of her plays are set. Charles Isherwood in the NY Times called Lindsey a "brave playwright of dauntless conviction...whose unflinching portraits are hard to come by outside of journalism."
Her critically acclaimed play Ugly Lies the Bone was a New York Times Critic's Pick and played a sold-out, extended off Broadway run at Roundabout Theater Company and was produced at The National Theatre in London.
In the '17-'18 season, Lindsey's Amy and the Orphans will be produced at Roundabout Theatre Company and This Flat Earth at Playwrights Horizons.
Lindsey's other plays include Kokomo, Magic Man, Moonlight on the Bayou, The Year to Come, and Paradise Bar and Grill. She is the recipient of the 2016 Kesserling Prize, The Edgartown Foundation New Play Award, Laurents/Hatcher Citation of Excellence, ASCAP Cole Porter Playwriting Prize, Holland New Voices Playwriting Award, Paul Newman Drama Award, made the 2015 Kilroys List, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn, nominated for the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, and is the only two time finalist for the Kendeda Playwriting Prize.
Lindsey Ferrentino is currently under commission for new plays from South Coast Repertory, The Geffen, Roundabout Theater Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club.
Her work has been developed/performed at Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, The O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Premiere Stages, Florida Studio Theater, The Great Plains Theater Conference, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and The Marilyn Monroe Theater in New York. Her work has been seen regionally at The Kennedy Center in DC, The Alliance Theater in Georgia, The Blank Theater in LA, and The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Ferrentino is a recipient of the Edward Albee Playwriting Fellowship and Residency as well as Blue Ridge Playwriting Fellowship. Her short stories have been published in New York Magazine and Aaduna Literary Magazine.
She holds a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and has two MFA's in playwriting from Hunter College and The Yale School of Drama.
AMY AND THE ORPHANS
Roundabout Theatre Company, New York
Dir. Scott Ellis
THIS FLAT EARTH
Playwrights Horizons, New York
Dir. Rebecca Taichman
UGLY LIES THE BONE
Dir. Indhu Rubasingham
UGLY LIES THE BONE
Roundabout Theater Company, New York
Dir. Patricia McGregor
Manhattan Repertory Theatre, New York/ Surfside Theatre, Fl
Dir. Lorca Peress