Gursimrat Kaur
Affiliated Writer
Tracy, CA

Gursimrat is a playwright and screenwriter whose work grapples with questions of identity in our modern society and dissects subjects of faith, doubt, and cross-cultural human connection. Select works include Radiance, At the Battlefront, Julia, Of the Celestial Bodies, and a modern retelling of a prominent 16th century Punjabi folklore Mirza-Sahiba. Her plays have been developed at the Curious Theatre Branch, The Playwrights’ Center, MOXIE Theatre, Hedgebrook Playwrights Residency, Sewanee Writers Conference, New York Classical Theatre, Wild Imagining Theatre, HBMG Foundation, and Monson Arts among others. She is the recipient of The Allan Havis Playwriting Award (UC San Diego) and Award of Merit for Individual Screenwriting (Southern Shorts) and has been a finalist for the Jane Chambers Award, ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition, and the Jerome and Many Voices fellowships at The Playwrights’ Center. She was also the 2019-2020 Core Apprentice at The Playwrights' Center. Gursimrat is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's MFA Playwriting program where she was a James A. Michener Fellow.