Lily Houghton is a twenty-four 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 at Bennington College. Her plays have been produced/developed at MCC Theater Company, The Flea Theater, EST/Youngblood, NYU, Seattle Repertory Theater, 20% Theater Company Chicago, Yale University’s Writers’ Conference, Bennington College, West of 10th, University of Michigan Theater Conservatory, Contemporary American Theater Festival/Shepherd University, The 52nd Street Project, 999 Productions and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. Shorts include NEXT (The Flea), Coconut Oil (The Flea), This Is Growth (Asking for Trouble, EST/Youngblood), The Interesting Girl (EST/Youngblood), Rosie (Play x Play) and someone/something/someone/something (EST/ Youngblood) which won a Sloan Foundation Grant. Lily's play, Dear, received a PlayLab with MCC Theater in the fall of 2017. She is an O’Neill Semi-Finalist. This Spring she received the Elizabeth George Grant through a new play commission from Seattle Repertory Theater. Play x Play featured her as Playwright of the Month this December by presenting an evening of her shorts. She is a proud member of the Obie winning Youngblood at EST and the Flea Theater writers group. Upcoming: new play workshop with Seattle Repertory Theater directed by Artistic Director Braden Abraham, playwright for the Bennington 24 Hour Plays at the Lucille Lortel Theater, and "Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die" workshop with an entirely female identifying and non-binary creative team.

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