TALENT: Playwright

Lynn writes serious comedies that reveal her affection for working-class strivers, especially women. Recent plays include: The Overview Effect, a play about the race to space and the costs of scientific and emotional risk-taking (EST/Sloan Commission); The Imperialists, a farce about a Brooklyn tea shop, British royalty, and gentrification (Theatreworks New Works Festival, Silicon Valley, 2019); Washed Up On The Potomac, an ode to proofreaders (San Francisco Playhouse; The Pool, NYC); Legerdemain, a three-hander about connection, 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’s Journey (UCSB Launch Pad commission/production; upcoming radio play adaptation for TNT: A New Dramatists Initiative and Broadway Podcast Network). Also: 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 (yet unnamed) musical about Helen Gurley Brown, Florynce Kennedy, and Betty Friedan, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Lynn is co-writing the book with Pia Wilson, music by Paula Cole; and The Claudias, Red Bull Theater inaugural new play commission.

Lynn recently sold a TV pilot to a major network with more in the pipeline. She is co-creator of the award-winning web series Darwin, directed by Carrie Preston, and the upcoming web series, George Nordstrom: Overtalker. Lynn is a proud co-founder of The Pool, a playwright-driven, pop-up theatre company, and she is a resident playwright at New Dramatists.

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