Becky Boesen

Playwright Lyricist

Becky Boesen has intertwined playwriting, producing, and project development into a 15 year  Nebraska based arts career that centers around new works. Becky is the author of multiple produced and commissioned plays and is the recipient of an NEA ArtsWorks Award for tackling child hunger with her original musical with composer David von Kampen, Puddin’ and the Grumble. Other past works include In My Daughter's Name, What the Wind Taught Me, Snowcatcher, Bullet, Hot Rods, The Dream Switch, and Catherland. With her new project, Ozark Mastermind (coming fall 2020) Boesen is tackling the form of podcasting to tell a semi-autobiographic story about a missing thumb, a blown up bank, and an 1981 Ozark crime that time forgot. Boesen has spent time as an artist in residence at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Midwest Theater. She is a published poet and author and also does public speaking.

Boesen currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she intertwines community building and entrepreneurship with the process of playwriting. She is a co-creator and co-producer of the ASCAP Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, created to help emerging musical theatre writers connect with Broadway and industry experts for feedback. She is a member of ASCAP and Dramatists Guild of America.