Lynn Rosen

Resident Playwright

2014 -- 2021

Lynn writes tragedies disguised as comedies which reveal her affection for the strivers of the world. Recent plays include: The Imperialists, a farce for our times (Theatreworks New Works Festival, Silicon Valley, 2019); Washed Up On The Potomac, her ode to proofreaders (San Francisco Playhouse; The Pool, NYC); Legerdemain, a three-hander about magic, faith, and chain restaurants (New Georges Audrey Residency 2018); The Firebirds Take The Field, inspired by the story of the ticking girls of LeRoy, NY (EST/Sloan Commission; Rivendell Theatre, Chicago); Bernhard: A Refugee Story (UCSB Launch Pad commission and production). She’s also worked with: Women’s Project (Apple Cove), New Georges (Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero is Born), Working Theater (Back From The Front); Playing On Air (I Love You), Studio Theatre D.C./Willow Cabin (Nighthawks); Theatreworks (Man and Beast), ATL, EST, Baltimore Centerstage, Barrington Stage, Fault Line, New Group, Geva, New Harmony Project, SPACE, The Lark.

Current commissions: A musical about Helen Gurley Brown and Betty Friedan, Theatreworks Silicon Valley; The Overview Effect, EST/Sloan commission; The Claudias: A Revenge Play, Red Bull Theatre inaugural new play commission.

Currently developing a pilot with Milestone TV & Film; recently sold a pilot to Warner Brothers Horizon. Co-creator of the award-winning web series Darwin, directed by Carrie Preston. Also, proud co-founder of The Pool, a playwright-driven pop-up theatre company.

Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana, has a B.A. in Theater Arts 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

August 12, 2019

THE IMPERIALISTS - A Farce For Our Times by Lynn Rosen

Part of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2019 New Works Festival, August 13 @ 8pm and August 17 @ 4pm.
Directed by Christian Parker. Tix/Info: https://theatreworks.org/?fbclid=IwAR1uaWuQ6sKY4K0YpLNgJFoxZ...

April 4, 2018

Gurley! (A new musical about Helen Gurley Brown)

Gurley! will be a part of TheatreWorks' (Silicon Valley) Writers Retreat for the second year in a row. Developed with composers and awesome rock duo The Kilbanes. April 9th-15th, 2018.

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

Katie Gamelli
Abrams Artists Agency
275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor, NY NY 10001
646-486-4600
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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