Eleanor Burgess

Playwright, Screenwriter

News

The Niceties runs August 31 - October 7 at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, October 12 - November 25 at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, and January 11 - February 10 at McCarter Theatre Center in New Jersey.

“Top 10 of 2017! A barnburner of a play… One of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.” - The Washington Post

Bio

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Eleanor Burgess's work has been produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, Huntington Theatre Company, the Alliance Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, and Centenary Stage, and developed with The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company, the Lark Play Development Center, and the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop. She’s been a member of Page 73's writers' group Interstate 73 and The Civilians’ R&D Group, and the recipient of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award, an EST/Sloan commission, a Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, a Keen Teens Commission, and the Susan Glaspell Award for Women Playwrights. She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and recently completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch.