"Cornell Theater Season Includes Play by Lauren Feldman"

Cornell University, 2012

Cornell's Department of Performing and Media Arts will present A People, a play by Summer College and Cornell alumna Lauren Feldman, in February 2013 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

A People delves into the history of the Jewish people and translates it into magical stories embracing all cultures.

Lauren is also the author of Amanuensis; The Egg-Layers; Grace, or The Art of Climbing; Fill Our Mouths; The Life and Acts of Jesus Christ as Told by the Heretics, and several other ensemble-devised works; a dozen short plays; and an autobiographical solo piece. She received the Agnes Ranjo Capps Award for an Emerging Female Playwright and was nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize and the inaugural Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. Her play Grace, or The Art of Climbing was nominated for an ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and a Barrymore Award for Best New Play; it will be produced at the Denver Center Theatre in January 2013.

Lauren holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama (where she was mentored by Richard Nelson, Rebecca Rugg, Ken Prestininzi, and Paula Vogel) and a B.A. in English from Cornell. She is a 2012 Dramatists Guild Fellow and an affiliated artist with New Georges.

When not creating theater, Lauren teaches playwriting at Bryn Mawr College, freelance writes/edits, and trains in acrobatics.