Wendy MacLeod

WENDY MACLEOD'S play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London, among others. Her other plays include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman, Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago. She was the first writer selected for The Writer’s Room residency at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy! which was selected for The Kilroys' List and premiered at GEVA, and has since been done around the country at theaters including Merrimack Repertory Theater, the Cape Cod Playhouse, and Center Repertory Theater in the Bay Area. The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky premiered at ACT's Young Conservatory in San Francisco and her play Slow Food was developed at the 2015 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and will premiere this season at Merrimack Repertory Theater. Her play The Laugh Track was selected by ACT in Seattle for the 2018 Hedgebrook Women's Playwrights Festival. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Salon, POETRY magazine, and on NPR's All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at Playscripts.com.

MacLeod's story "Name Brand Nostalgia" was featured in The New York Times, and her essay/talk "The Daily Struggle" was given as part of the Kenyon Review's Writers-on-Writing series.