WENDY MACLEOD'S play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by many theaters including The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London. Her other works for the stage include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman, Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre, had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago and will be produced by The Road Theatre in LA this spring. She was the first writer selected for The Writer’s Room residency at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy! which was selected for The Kilroys' List and will premiere at GEVA in February. The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky will open soon at ACT's Young Conservatory in San Francisco. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney's, Salon, POETRY magazine and on NPR's All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College and the Artistic Director of the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at Playscripts.com
|A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory performs
The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky | November 18–23,2014
by Wendy MacLeod
In this new play, co-commissioned by A.C.T. and His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, Scotland, celebrated American playwright Wendy Macleod offers a lightning-quick comedy of the battles mostly off the field among a Scottish private school’s rugby team. Status on the field equals status off the field as these rugged players (boys, girls, and the conflicted) fight for who rules. When two boys named Charles claim to be king, the game is ON! Macleod’s characters are sharply focused, witty, and caustic in this hilarious contemporary story.
Performances take place at Theater at the Children’s Creativity Museum, 221 4th Street, San Francisco.