Cassandra Lewis


Cassandra Lewis is an award-winning playwright. Her plays have been produced in London, Dublin, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and a few other places in the US, Canada, and England. Her work has been published in numerous Best of anthologies. She served as a nominator for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre from 2018 until the pandemic began.

Just shortlisted for The Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 2021, she was also a participant in this year's Tin House Winter Workshop and was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lewis was described as one "of our finest playwrights" by Lawrence Harbison, editor and columnist who was in charge of new play acquisitions at Samuel French for over thirty years and former member of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Outer Critics Circle.

She has contributed to ten books and several literary journals. Some of her plays and excerpts of her plays have been published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Smith & Kraus, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and Editions Bibliotekos. Her award-winning play, Marked, was published in The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival Anthology. Her short play, Waiting for a Fix, was published in The Best 10-Minute Plays. Other publishing credits include: Broad Street Review, The Belladonna Comedy, Head Stuff, Boston Literary Magazine, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fractured West, Weave Magazine, The Dirty Goat, Apparatus Magazine, Annalemma, On The Premises, and she has received numerous reporting credits in the Village Voice.

Day jobs that have inspired and informed her writing include her work with people held in maximum-security prison, a Juilliard-trained Hollywood actor, those in recovery, people experiencing severe poverty and homelessness, formerly incarcerated adults and youth, and other trauma survivors.

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