Eleanor Jean Burgess



Eleanor Burgess’s plays have been produced at the Alliance Theatre, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, and Centenary Stage, and presented or developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Lark Play Development Center, the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop, Ryder Farm and Luna Stage.


She is currently a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and a member of the Civilians R&D group. She has been the recipient of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award, an EST/Sloan commission, a Keen Teens Commission, and the Susan Glaspell Award for Women Playwrights. She grew up in Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and recently completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch. Website: www.eleanorburgess.com