Lily Houghton is a twenty-two year old playwright born and raised in Manhattan. She wrote her first play at age seventeen before completing her B.A. in theater and clinical psychology with a minor in literature at Bennington College. Her plays have been developed at MCC Theater Company, The Flea, EST/Youngblood, NYU, 20% Theater Company Chicago, Yale University’s Writers’ Conference, Bennington College, University of Michigan Theater Conservatory, and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. Shorts include NEXT (Serials, The Flea) Be Gentle with my Heart (Asking for Trouble, EST/Youngblood), The Interesting Girl (EST/Youngblood),and someone/something/someone/something (EST/ Youngblood) which just won a Sloan Foundation Grant. She is also an active advocate for individuals with autism and has worked closely with The Miracle Project, Autism Speaks, and the NYU Drama Therapy Graduate Department developing a show on relationships between people with autism and their loved ones. Lily's play, Dear, received a PlayLab with MCC Theater in the fall of 2017. She is a proud member of EST's Youngblood. Just announced: Lily has received an Elizabeth George Foundation grant through a commission from Seattle Rep!