Alexa Derman
UCP Membership, Affiliated Writer
Providence, RI

Alexa Derman is a playwright from Jersey. Her plays include PSYCHOPSYCHOTIC (Relentless Award Honorable Mention), GIRLISH (Fresh Ink Theatre), RESTORATION MASTER RESET (Cutting Ball in WAYS TO LEAVE A BODY), and I’LL BE IN MY HANUKKAH PALACE (sold-out at Ars Nova ANT Fest). She’s been a finalist for Playwrights Realm’s Writing Fellowship, the Starr Reading Series, Pegasus PlayLab, Kitchen Dog New Works, and Unicorn Plays-in-Progress; semifinalist for Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the O’Neill. Other honors and experiences include Fresh Ground Pepper's BRB retreat, nomination for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, a residency with StageFemmes at Kenyon College, selection as a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow, and at Yale the Marina Keegan Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Her work has been developed with Cutting Ball Variety Pack, Fresh Ink, and Orchard Project Audio Lab. She is currently commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club via the Sloan foundation. BA from Yale in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Alexa is pursuing her MFA at Brown, where she is a member of the Brown-RISD Game Developers and recipient of the Lucille Lortel Playwriting Fellowship. She also makes weird digital things.

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Core Apprentice Alexa Derman won the National Jewish Playwriting Contest, with her Center-developed play Zionista Rising.