Lynn Rosen

Playwright

Lynn Rosen writes serious comedies that reveal her affection for underdogs, strivers, and driveway heroes, especially women.  She is a recent New Dramatists alum and was named a "2022 Visionary Playwright" by Theater Masters.  

Recent plays include: The Overview Effect  (EST/Sloan Commission; World Premiere at Contemporary American Theater Festival, July 2023);  The Imperialists: A Farce For Our Times  (Theatreworks New Works Festival, Silicon Valley);  Washed Up On The Potomac  (San Francisco Playhouse; The Pool, NYC);  Legerdemain (New Georges Audrey Residency);  The Firebirds Take The Field (EST/Sloan Commission; Rivendell Theatre, Chicago - based on a true story)  

Also: Apple Cove (Women’s Project); Goldor $ Mythyka: A Hero is Born (New Georges); Bernhard: A Refugee's Journey (UCSB Launch Pad commission / production); Back From The Front (Working Theater); I Love You with Bill Irwin and Steve Boyer, directed by David Auburn (one-act, Playing On Air; also Barrington Stage), Nighthawks (Studio Theatre D.C.; Willow Cabin, NYC); The Opulent Complex (one-act, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Residencies: New Dramatists (alum), New Harmony Project, SPACE, Writing Fellow at The Lark, among others.

Current commissions: How to Be a Revolution, a musical about Black feminist icon Florynce Kennedy, as well as Betty Friedan and Helen Gurley Brown; Theatreworks Silicon Valley. Lynn is co-writing the book with Pia Wilson. HTBAR received a 2023 NAMT grant and was workshopped at Goodspeed and at Theatreworks Silicon Valley in 2023. Also, The Claudias, in which a group of erased women, all named Claudia, reclaim their stories (based on real Claudias); Red Bull’s inaugural New Play Commission. And The Ushers; Theater Masters. 

Lynn recently sold two TV pilots to a major network and a studio with more in the pipeline. She is co-creator/co-writer of award-winning web series Darwin, directed by Carrie Preston and Gregg Ivan Smith, and she is creator/writer of the upcoming independent web series Gasbag, starring Chad Kessler, directed by Christopher Gerson, Julie Kramer, Kip Fagan, and Zorinah Juan. darwintheseries.com; gasbagtheseries.com

She is also a co-founder of The Pool, a playwright-driven, autonomous, pop-up theatre company currently in its third incarnation (and about to launch its fourth). 

Lynn grew up in Gary, Indiana, has a B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, and resides in New York City.