Helen Banner
New York, NY
Playwright, lyricist, co-founder of the Byzantine Choral Project and member of The Jam at New Georges

Helen is a playwright and lyricist and an associate artist at New Georges. She grew up in the British Channel Islands and studied at Cambridge and the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, where she completed her MFA in Dramatic Writing and was awarded the John Golden Playwriting Award.

Her work has been developed at New Georges, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Wild Project, Dixon Place, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Lark, the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference and she was a participant in the Ingram New Works Lab 2015-16 at Nashville Repertory Theater. She has been a Finalist and/or a Semi-Finalist for the Newman/Woodward Prize, the Leah Ryan FEWW Prize, the Stanley Drama Award, the P73 Playwriting Fellowship and for an Interact 20/20 Commission.

Her choral play ICONS/IDOLS, written in collaboration with the composer Grace Oberhofer for the Byzantine Choral Project, was the opening show at the New Ohio’s Ice Factory 2016 and she is currently a member of The Jam, New George’s performance gym for early career women theatre artists.