Lila Rose Kaplan

Lila Rose Kaplan is a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, whose play Home of the Brave was featured in the Breaking Ground Festival in 2014. Her plays shine light on the stories we don't tell about women. She writes heartfelt comedies, bittersweet dramas, and musicals for young people. Her plays include Home of the Brave, Jesus Girls, The Magician’s Daughter, 1 2 3 - a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing, Wildflower, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Biography of a Constellation. Her musicals for young people include The Light Princess, The Pirate Princess, and The Magic Fish. Her plays have been produced by the ART, South Coast Rep, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Victory Theatre, Second Stage, San Francisco Playhouse, Neighborhood Productions, Know Theatre, and Perishable Theatre, and developed by Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, PlayPenn, and The Lark. She is the recipient of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre Artistic Achievement Award, National Science Award in Playwriting, and The International Women's Playwriting Award. In addition to being a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, she is a Playwrights’ Realm Writing Fellow and has received a fellowship at Old Vic/New Voices Exchange, and the Shank Fellowship. Her residencies include New Rep Next Voices, Harvard Business School, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. She currently lives in Cambridge with her marine biologist and her curious daughter.

(As of October 2018)

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