Eleanor Burgess

Playwright, Screenwriter

News

May 31, 2017: Chill will be part of The New Group's Spring reading festival

2017-2018: 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop

July 2017: The Niceties will be part of the Contemporary American Theatre Festival

Bio

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Eleanor's plays include THE NICETIES, START DOWN, CHILL, and THESE DYING GENERATIONS. Her work has been produced or developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Centenary Stage Company, the Lark Play Development Center, the Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Playwrights Workshop, Everyday Inferno, Ryder Farm and Luna Stage. She’s a current 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and 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 Brookline, Massachusetts, studied history at Yale College, and recently completed the M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU/Tisch.