Bonnie Antosh
Asheville, NC
Asheville playwright + screenwriter + literary manager // old myths + new ghosts

Bonnie Antosh is a playwright and performer from both Carolinas & New York. Her plays include LEMURIA (Ensemble Studio Theatre's First Light Festival), CLUCK DELUXE (winner, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival), PERSEPHONE AT THE RIVER (finalist, Red Bull Short New Play Festival), RARE (Yale Playwrights Festival), and I TOLD YOU IT WOULD END LIKE THIS (co-written with Avery Deutsch). She studied theater at Yale, where she received both the Louis Sudler Prize and the Shana Alexander Research Fellowship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her work as an actress includes seasons with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare on the Sound, and Nebraska Shakespeare. Bonnie is a '20-'21 EST/Sloan commission recipient. She writes and lives in Asheville, NC.


by Bonnie Antosh

Professor Anabelle Katz-Carver, the greatest primatologist since Jane Goodall, runs her elite research lab as a strict matriarchy. After grooming potential successors for decades, she's finally ready to choose an heir — but in the animal kingdom and in our own, how does a queen pass the crown on to another queen? LEMURIA is an inheritance drama about dominance, queer Southern scientists, academic lineage, sex, and — yes — lemurs.

** Developed through the '20-'21 EST/Alfred P. Sloan Science & Technology Project commissioning program 

by Bonnie Antosh

Isa is finally bringing her girlfriend home for a Mississippi Thanksgiving, and she absolutely did not expect their biggest problem to be fast food chicken. Also, who's that passed out in the back seat? In uncompromising times, CLUCK DELUXE questions how, and how much, we can disagree with those we love most.

** Winner, Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival '19 

Mariette Strauss, Anissa Comonte, & Avery Deutsch — Molly Clifford, director