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. She worked as Executive Story Editor on Ryan Murphy's Popular, sold a pilot to CBS, that was developed by Diane Keaton, with Jeanne Tripplehorn attached, and her play Schoolgirl Figure was optioned by HBO. She recently did the screenplay adaptation for The Shallow End, a short film directed by Cynthia Silver.

MacLeod's Slow Food premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater and will be seen this season at the Dorset Theater Festival, The Road Theater in LA, GEVA, and Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta.

Her newest play The Laugh Track will premiere at ACT in Seattle in 2020, directed by John Langs.

Irene and Peter just want to have a nice meal out on their big anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. This absurd server will have them examining everything from their menu choices to their very future together! Will their shared desperation get them their spanakopita - or end their marriage? Playwright Wendy MacLeod (Women in Jeopardy!) brings us a comedy for anyone who's ever been "hangry."