Whitney is a Minneapolis-based playwright, screenwriter, game designer, and arts admin. Her play WAYFINDING was shortlisted for the 2018 Theatre503 Playwriting Award, and was a finalist for both the 2018 UMass New Play Lab and the 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Her kids’ sports screenplay THE BUZZBOTS was a winner in the CMU/Sloan Screenwriting Contest, earning her a $7,500 grant. Her work has been produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, the Minnesota Shorts Festival, the Rochester Rep, the Northfield Arts Guild, the Northwest Children’s Theater & School, and others. Her plays have been developed at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. Whitney holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. Learn more about her work at www.rowlandwriter.com.
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