Lynn Rosen

Resident Playwright

2014 -- 2021

Lynn writes serious-minded comedies that reveal her affection for the yearners of the world and her interest in how artifice is essential to survival. Plays include: The Imperialists - a farce for our times (Creativity Fund workshop, New Dramatists, fall 2017); The Firebirds Take The Field (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Commission, Rivendell Theatre, Chicago, 2017), Bernhard (UC Santa Barbara Launch Pad commission/production), Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero Is Born (New Georges commission/production), Apple Cove (Women’s Project Theater; Todd Mountain Theater Project), Back From The Front (Working Theater; published in “Out of Time & Place”), Nighthawks (Studio Theatre; Willow Cabin Theatre; published by Samuel French), In The Blue – awaiting awesome production…it’s totally gonna happen, Man and Beast (TheatreWorks New Works Festival, among others), Progress In Flying (EST/Sloan Commission). Work also produced/developed with: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Centerstage, Barrington Stage, Red Bull Theater (Best of Red Bull Theater’s Short Play Festival anthology), Fault Line Theatre, The New Group, Geva, New Harmony Project (Writer in Residence 2017), SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Lark (Writing Fellow), terraNOVA Collective, The 52nd Street Project. Lynn is co-creator/co-writer of the award-winning comedic web series Darwin, directed by Emmy-winner Carrie Preston, named one of the Ten Best Web Series of 2015 by Paste Magazine. Coming up: Washed Up On The Potomac produced by pop-up theatre company The Pool (The Flea, late 2017), followed by world premiere at San Francisco Playhouse (Sandbox Series), 2018. Also: 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 at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley with rock band The Kilbanes. Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana, graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theater from Brandeis University, and resides in NYC.

ND Activity
  • Composer-Librettist Studio

    Composer-Librettist Studio

    Our annual Composer-Librettist Studio focuses simultaneously on music-theatre development and the principles of collaboration, teaming five writers with five composers and five performers to develop brand-new works of musical theatre. At the end of the Studio, each playwright has worked with each composer and 25 new music-theatre pieces have been created by the group.

Playwright Buzz

April 26, 2017

The Firebirds Take The Field

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.
http://rivendelltheatre.org/

March 20, 2017

Lynn Rosen's "I LOVE YOU" recorded for Playing On Air

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.

March 20, 2017

"The Firebirds Take the Field" by Lynn Rosen, World Premiere

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.

http://rivendelltheatre.org/season/

August 18, 2015

MAN AND BEAST by Lynn Rosen part of TheatreWorks' (Silicon Valley) 2015 New Works Festival

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.

October 19, 2014

EST/Sloan commission THE FIREBIRDS TAKE THE FIELD in First Light @ EST

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

July 11, 2014

THE AMAZING AMERICA AUCTION in Hal Hartley film MY AMERICA

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:
http://www.possiblefilms.com

July 11, 2014

Red Bull Theater's 4th Annual Short New Play Festival

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

Featuring:
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

Contact Info

Alexis Williams
Bret Adams, Ltd.
448 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
awilliams@bretadamsltd.net
ph: 212-765-5630
or
BRANT ROSE AGENCY (TV, Film)
T. 323-460-6464
Brant Rose - brose@brantroseagency.com
Toochis Morin Rose - trose@brantroseagency.com

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