Resume


Lynne S. Brandon
Watertown, Massachusetts
617-924-9903
Lsbrandon@rcn.com

Theatre Education

  • MFA in Playwriting, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2008.
  • Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, Washington, DC, 2006.
  • Playwriting - Leonard Berkman, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2005.
  • Dramatic Monologue - James Lecesne, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 2004, 2005.
  • Playwriting - Sarah Ruhl, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 2004.
  • The 10-Minute Play - Sinan Ünel, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, 2004.
  • Staging Women's Lives - Kate Aspengren, Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa City, IA, 2002.

Readings and Performances

  • “The Butch Project, Part I,” directed-reading, TC Squared Theatre Company, Boston, March 2019;  10-minute excerpt included in TC Squared Play Festival, Boston, May 2019.
  • “At The Line,” workshop production by Rad Fem Arts, Boston, MA 2018.
  • “Maxine, And.”, Athena Reads reading, Athena Theatre Company, New York, NY 2017.
  • “Maxine, And.”, Rad Fem Arts reading, Boston, MA 2017.
  • "Mad Cow," workshop production by Rad Fem Arts, Boston, MA, 2016.
  • "Tops," directed staged-reading, Boston, MA, 2015.
  • "Sexism in Theatre", We Are Theatre revue , Guerrilla Girls on Tour, New York, NY, 2012.
  • "Mad Cow", Pride Films and Plays, staged-reading directed by David Zah, Chicago, IL, 2012.
  • “At The Line”, Another Country Productions, staged-reading directed by Alison Potoma, Boston, MA, November 2010.
  • “Isosceles”, SLAMBoston!, October 2010 and The Gecko in Winter Festival, January 2010.
  • Three scenes from “The Randomness of Nature”, The 37th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays, Boston, MA, June 2009.
  • “Isosceles”, One-Acts Play Festival, Smith College, April 2008.  The play was a finalist for the IN10 Festival, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2008.
  • “A Triangle Has Three Sides” - staged-readings of the short plays “Isosceles” and “Blood Draw”, and scenes from “The Randomness of Nature”, Smith College, December 2007.
  • "Bare Chested” - full-length play, staged-reading directed by Hillary Haft Bucs, Smith College, May 2007.
  • “She Doth Protest” - 10-minute play, Northampton (MA) Playwrights Lab public reading, November 2006.
  • “Bare Chested” - monologue, presented by Atlantis Playmakers in Lowell, MA as a selection in the 2006 Short Attention Span PlayFEST, directed and performed by Patti Hughes, July 2006.
  • “History” - monologue, University of Massachusetts senior seminar in memoir, Amherst, MA, April 2006.
  • “Under the High Chair” - 10-minute play and “Noon,” one of six scenes in the co-authored “The Park Bench Play”, Payomet Theatre, Truro, MA, August 2004.

Recognitions

  • "The Butch Project, Part I", Finalist, The Ground Floor development program, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2020.
  • “The Butch Project, Part I”, Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2019.
  • “Maxine, And,” semi-finalist, Unicorn Theatre, 2017.
  • “At The Line,” semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2014.  Finalist, Development award, InterAct Theatre, 2013.  Finalist, The Ground Floor development program, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2013.
  • “Tops,” semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2012.
  • “Isosceles,” finalist, IN10 Festival, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2008.

Additional Experience

  • Residencies:   Southampton Arts, Southampton, NY, 2012 (Stephen Adly Guirgis), 2013 (Ellen McLaughlin, 2017 (Emily Mann)); Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018; AROHO Retreat, Abiquiu, NM, 2015 (Ellen McLaughlin);The Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Provincetown, MA, 2011.
  • Script reader:  Jane Chambers Award, ATHE, 2014; New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA, 2011-2013; Boston Theatre Marathon 2011-2015; Hartford Stage, Hartford, Connecticut, 2006–2008.
  • Lighting design:  "Winter Requiem” by Rachel Lerner-Ley, One-Acts Play Festival, Smith College, April 2008.  “Antigone”, lighting co-design, Smith College, December, 2006.
  • Publications:  “Isosceles” in Off the Rocks , Vol. 20, NewTown Writers Press, Chicago, IL, 2017;  Program Notes, Tongue of A Bird, New Repertory Theatre, 2014; "Moving On" from "At The Line" in Scenes from a Diverse World, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2013.
  • Film:  'No More' scene from "At The Line," Women Only Productions, 2015.

The playwright is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and StageSource (Boston).