James Michael Playwright-in-Residence and Professor of Drama
Shaffer (Hill Theater) 302
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Wendy MacLeod's personal web page.
Wendy MacLeod's play The House of Yes has been done at Soho Rep, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, at The Gate Theater in London, where it was published in Plays International, and most recently at The Washington Shakespeare Company. It became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, earning a Special Jury Award at Sundance. Juvenilia premiered at Playwrights Horizons, as did The Water Children, which was then done at L.A.'s Matrix Theater where it was cited as "the most challenging political play of 1998" by the L.A. Weekly and earned six L.A. Drama Critics Circle nominations. Things Being What They Are premiered at Seattle Rep and was then at Steppenwolf in Chicago in 2003 where its sold-out run was extended twice. Most recently it was done at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Her plays Sin and Schoolgirl Figure both premiered at The Goodman in Chicago, and Anvil Entertainment has optioned Schoolgirl Figure for film. Her prose has appeared in The International Herald Tribune, POETRY magazine, and the Kenyon Alumni Bulletin. A New Dramatist alumna and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael playwright-in-residence at her alma mater, Kenyon College, and has been a guest professor at Northwestern University's film and theater departments.
Areas of Expertise
Playwriting, Contemporary Theater