Francine Volpe was born and lives in Brooklyn. Her plays include The Good Mother (dir: Scott Elliot with Gretchen Mol), The Given (dir:Michael Imperioli) and Late Fragment (dir: Michael Imperioli). She has had work produced and/or developed at Arena Stage, ACT, Rattlestick, SoHo Rep and The New Company in London. Francine was the inaugural winner of the Lanford Wilson Prize in Playwriting. She twice received grants from the Lecomte du Nouy Foundation for playwriting and was twice a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Francine received her B.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She was a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School where she studied with Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang. She was the winner of the Agnes Ranjo Capps scholarship at the Missoula Playwrights Colony. She teaches at NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, The Missoula Colony and The New Group. She is currently commissioned by the New Group and received the 2016-17 McKnight National Residency and Commission. She is a member of New Dramatists.
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