Lynne S. Brandon
she, her, hers
Watertown, MA
MFA; The Butch Project, Part I, Honorable Mention,2019 Jane Chambers Prize; O’Neill semi-finalist At the Line,2014, Tops,2012; Sexism in Theatre, GuerrillaGirls


17 Appleton Street  Watertown, MA  02472



  • MFA in Playwriting, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2008.
  • Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, Washington, DC, 2006.
  • Dramatic Monologue - James Lecesne, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 2004, 2005.
  • Playwriting - Sarah Ruhl, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, 2004.
  • The 10-Minute Play - Sinan Ünel, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, 2004.
  • Staging Women’s Lives - Kate Aspengren, Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa City, IA, 2002.


  • “The Butch Project, Part I,” directed-reading, TC Squared Theatre Company, Boston, March 2019;  10-minute excerpt included in TC Squared Play Festival, Boston, May 2019.
  • “At The Line,” workshop production by Rad Fem Arts, Boston, MA 2018.
  • “Maxine, And.”, Athena Reads reading, Athena Theatre Company, New York, NY 2017.  Rad Fem Arts reading, Boston, MA 2017.
  • “Mad Cow,” workshop production by Rad Fem Arts, Boston, MA 2016.
  • “Tops,” directed staged-reading, Boston, MA, 2015.
  • “Sexism in Theatre,” We Are Theatre revue, Guerrilla Girls on Tour, New York, September, 2012.
  • “Mad Cow,” Pride Films and Plays, directed staged-reading, Chicago, IL, July 2012.
  • “At The Line,” Another Country Productions, directed staged-reading, Boston, MA, 2010.
  • “Isosceles,” SLAMBoston!, October 2010 and The Gecko in Winter Festival, January 2010.
  • Three scenes from “The Randomness of Nature,” The 37th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Boston, MA, June 2009.
  • “Isosceles”, One-Acts Play Festival, Smith College, April 2008. “A Triangle Has Three Sides” - staged-readings of three short plays,” Smith College, December 2007. 
  • “Bare Chested” - full-length play, directed staged-reading, Smith College, May 2007.
  • “She Doth Protest” - short play, Northampton (MA) Playwrights Lab reading, November 2006.
  • “Bare Chested” - monologue, presented by Atlantis Playmakers in Lowell, MA as a selection in the 2006 Short Attention Span PlayFEST, directed and performed by Patti Hughes, July 2006.
  • “History” - reading, University of Massachusetts senior seminar, Amherst, MA, April 2006.
  • “Under the High Chair” and “Noon,” Payomet Theatre, Truro, MA, August 2004.


  • “The Butch Project, Part I”, Honorable Mention, Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2019. (announced on August 6, 2019)
  • “At The Line,” semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2014.  Finalist, Development award, InterAct Theatre, 2013.  Finalist, The Ground Floor development program, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2013.
  • “Tops,” semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2012.
  • “Isosceles,” finalist, IN10 Festival, University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2008.


Residencies:  Southampton Arts,             Southampton, NY, 2012 (Stephen Adly Guirgis), 2013 (Ellen McLaughlin), 2017 (Emily Mann); Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018; AROHO Retreat, Abiquiu, NM, 2015 (Ellen McLaughlin); The Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Provincetown, MA, 2011.

Script reader:  Jane Chambers Award, ATHE, 2014; New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA, 2011- 2013; Boston Theatre Marathon 2011-2016; Hartford Stage, Hartford, Connecticut, 2006–2008.

Lighting design:  “Winter Requiem” by Rachel Lerner-Ley, One-Acts Play Festival, Smith          College, April 2008.  “Antigone,”lighting co-design, Smith College, December, 2006.

Publications:  “Isosceles” in Off the Rocks , Vol. 20, NewTown Writers Press, Chicago, IL, 2017; Program Notes, Tongue of A Bird, New Repertory Theatre, 2014;  ‘Moving On’ from “At The Line,” Scenes from a Diverse World, International Centre for Women Playwrights, 2013.  

Film: ‘No More’ scene from “At The Line,” Women Only Productions, 2015.

The playwright is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and StageSource.