Abbey Fenbert is a writer from Detroit, MI. Her work celebrates empathy, living in truth, and women having lots of lines.
She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University and a BA from NYU. Her original plays have been produced and developed by the Matrix Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, the Boston Theater Marathon, the KNOW Theatre, the Berkshire Playwrights’ Lab, the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis and the Vagrancy. Her thesis play, Sickle, was a Finalist for the 2016 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She's received multiple honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, including the 2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting. Her short dramatic works are published in anthologies from Smith & Kraus and her writing has been featured online at The Toast, The Offing, HowlRound, McSweeney’s and American Theatre. She also wrote and stars in the forthcoming webseries Beck & Clem, a feminist time-travel comedy. Fenbert is currently based in Los Angeles, where she is Literary Manager of the Vagrancy Theatre Company.
Strawdog Theatre Company is producing Abbey Fenbert's SICKLE at the Red Theatre Chicago in Chicago, IL from July 1st to July 29th.
Sickle by Abbey Fenbert will be part of Red Theater's 2017-2018 sixth season in June 2018.