MONICA BYRNE
June 2013

Durham, NC – Monica is a playwright whose work has been read, developed, and produced at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theater, Common Ground Theater, Carrboro Arts Center, Durham County Library, Ravenclaw Salon, the Elsewhere Collaborative (Greensboro, NC), Pinky Swear Productions (Washington, DC), and Backdoor Stage (Portland, OR). In 2011 she was a finalist for an EST/Sloan Commission for her play Nightwork. She is a graduate of the Dirty South Improv Training Program, the Clarion Workshop, and has published in HowlRound: The Journal of the New American Play Institute (“The Black Box” and “Everything We Plant Grows,”), The Independent Weekly, Gargoyle, Wellesley Magazine, Atomica, Shimmer and Electric Velocipede.

In 2008 she was awarded the Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship for research in Ethiopia, India and the South Pacific for a debut novel, for which she received three offers of representation and is currently finishing. She has also received grants from the Vermont Studio Center, La Muse Inn Artist Retreat, and the Durham Arts Council. She holds degrees in biochemistry from Wellesley College and MIT, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is currently the Playwright-in-Residence at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, and is working on a commission for LGP.

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