Resident Playwright2014 -- 2021
Lynn’s full-length plays include: The Firebirds Take The Field (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Commission, world premiere at Rivendell Theatre, Chicago), Bernhard (UC Santa Barbara LAUNCH PAD commission/production, fall 2016), In The Blue, Man and Beast (TheatreWorks New Works Festival), Apple Cove (Women’s Project Theater; Todd Mountain Theater Project), Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born (commissioned/produced by New Georges), Washed Up On The Potomac (Centerstage – Baltimore; EST Marathon of One Act Plays), Progress In Flying (EST/Sloan Commission), Back From The Front (Working Theater; published in “Out of Time & Place”), Nighthawks (Studio Theatre; Willow Cabin Theatre; published by Samuel French). Lynn’s work has also been produced/developed by: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage, Red Bull Theater (twice published in Best of Red Bull Theater’s Short Play Festival anthology), Fault Line Theatre, The Brick, The New Group, Geva, New Harmony Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Lark Play Development Center (Writing Fellow), terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers, and The 52nd Street Project. Lynn is co-creator/co-writer of the award-winning comedic web series Darwin, directed by Emmy-winner Carrie Preston, with whom she’s developing two pilots. Darwin was named one of the Ten Best Web Series of 2015 by Paste Magazine. Coming up: World premiere of The Firebirds Take The Field at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Chicago); I Love You starring Bill Irwin and Steven Boyer, directed by David Auburn, with Playing On Air; Gurley! – a musical about Helen Gurley Brown – in development with composers/rock duo The Kilbanes at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Washed Up On The Potomac with The Pool, NYC, fall 2017. Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University.
Lynn Rosen's EST/Sloan commissioned play THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD (Jeff Recommended) is having its world premiere at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, running through May 27th. Inspired by the true story of the twitching girls of Le Roy, NY.
Lynn Rosen's one-act "I LOVE YOU" was just recorded for Playing On Air, directed by David Auburn, starring Steve Boyer and Bill Irwin, now in post-production.
Inspired by a real events, THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD (an EST/Sloan Commission) premieres at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, April 23-May 27th. An investigation into the mind/body connection - there will be cheerleading, there will be laughs, and there will be redemption.
Lynn Rosen's play MAN AND BEAST was directed in TheaterWorks New Works Festival by Director of New Works, Giovanna Sardelli. It featured actors Jeff Binder, KeiLyn Jones, Sarah Overman, Sam Heldt, and Marilet Martinez.
RoughCut Studio Series
In our 6th floor studio workshop, three leading EST playwrights deliver their newest work, book-in-hand, on its feet for the first time.
The Firebirds Take the Field
By Lynn Rosen*
Directed by GT Upchurch
Tuesday November 18th @ 7pm & Wednesday November 19th @ 3pm
My monologue, starring John Ellison Conlee, appears in this funny, moving, beautifully curated film weaving together pieces by 21 talented playwrights, commissioned by CENTERSTAGE. Now streaming on Fandor.
Trailer and info here:
My piece "Hot Pants Button Eye" will be performed by Jeanine Seralles and directed by May Adrales. Many wonderful plays and crazy-good actors, done in whirlwind fashion!
Monday July 14, 7:30pm
MICHELLE BECK • STEVEN BOYER
MIRIAM HYMAN • HEATHER LIND
MARIKO PARKER • PAUL PRYCE
JEANINE SERRALLES • CORY MICHAEL SMITH
SAM TSOUTSOUVAS • AND MORE
In brand new plays by:
DAVID IVES • WILL KENTON • TABIA LAU
BRIDGETTE DUTTA PORTMAN • LYNN ROSEN
TOM ROWAN • JAMES STILL • ANNE WASHBURN
Directed by MAY ADRALES and EVAN YIONOULIS
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