Lynda Crawford
New York, NY
Playwright and Teacher.

Lynda Crawford's plays include Night Shadows—Or, One Hundred Million Voices Shouting, On Women Festival, Irondale, Brooklyn, March 2020; The Rewrite, EAT, 2019, and The Hive, Provo, Utah, 2019; Stars Out of Balance, nominated for Outstanding Playwriting, Planet Connections Festivity 2018; Whitewashed, 365 Women a Year Festival, Florida State University, October 2017; The Audit, HB Playwrights Theatre, June 2018, and showcased in Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series, October 2015; Rojo Verde, nominated for Outstanding Playwriting and winner of the Greener Planet Award, Planet Connections Festivity 2017; Familiar Strangers, nominated for Outstanding Playwriting, Planet Connections Festivity 2016; Pillow of Tears, Women Playwrights International 2015, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Strange Rain, FringeNYC 2013 and awarded Overall Excellence in Playwriting; A Procession of Clouds, Unchained Festival 2013 and tied for Audience Favorite; Consumer Behavior (co-written with Gary Kupper), FringeNYC 2002 and recipient of a Playwrights’ Project grant from Abrons Arts Center–Henry Street Settlement in 2000 and 2001; Secrets of the Birds, a finalist in the 2006 Samuel French Short Play Festival; and Howard Ink!, a finalist in the John Gardner Play Competition 2007, and produced in the Harvest Festival in LIC in 2013. Several of Lynda's plays are available at the New Play Exchange. Lynda received an MFA in playwriting in 2001 from Brooklyn College, where she was fortunate to work with Jack Gelber, Mac Wellman, and Bill Hauptman. Lynda leads the playwriting lab SUNY/Empire State College. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the K/Q Collective, the League of Independent Theater, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.