Eleanor Burgess

Playwright, Screenwriter

News

2017-2018: 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop

2017-2018: Member of The Civilians' R&D Group

The Washington Post calls The Niceties "scintillating… gripping… destined to be staged everywhere… a vituperative battle of wills, complexly and entertainingly rendered.”

  THE NICETIES Zoe, a biracial student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor's office to discuss her paper about slavery's effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.   

 

THE NICETIES

Zoe, a biracial student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor's office to discuss her paper about slavery's effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power. 

 

CHILL On a Friday night in the Spring of 2001, four teenagers gather to hang out, blow off some steam, and avoid talking about their real feelings. Ten years later, in 2011, they reunite as grownups to try to do it all again. 

CHILL

On a Friday night in the Spring of 2001, four teenagers gather to hang out, blow off some steam, and avoid talking about their real feelings. Ten years later, in 2011, they reunite as grownups to try to do it all again. 

START DOWN

A San Francisco programmer latches on to an idea for a startup that will automate of the work teachers do in a classroom. But as the idea begins to take off, it  becomes clear that Will's new company may threaten his fiance's job. Start Down makes larger economic trends hit home. 

THESE DYING GENERATIONS

When Annabel Foley refuses treatment after a stroke, her estranged daughter Helen bribes the beloved granddaughter Madison - a semi-employed millenial musician from Brooklyn - to take on the role of caregiver. But as the experience brings Annabel and Madison closer, how will Helen compete with her own daughter for her family's love?   

MOCHA

When a film star arrives in Indonesia to adopt a baby, she attracts the interest of a journalist who questions her motivations, a bureaucrat who hopes to use her to publicize the islands, and a foster father who believes that her personal life leaves little room for a child. Meanwhile, an infertile American couple struggles through the traditional adoption process, which begins to reveal serious rifts in their dream of becoming parents together.