Meg Miroshnik's work features a heightened attention to language and an emphasis on complicated central roles for women. Her plays include The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, The Droll, The Tall Girls, Lady Tattoo, and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. She is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Award.
Her work has been produced and developed by La Jolla Playhouse, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Rep, the McCarter Theatre Center, Alliance Theatre, Yale Rep, the Kennedy Center, Lark New Play Development Center, Chicago Opera Theater, the Moscow Playwright and Director Center, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Circle X, The Wilma Theater, Undermain Theatre, Perishable Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, One Coast Collaboration, and published by Samuel French. The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls was a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize and winner of the 2011-2012 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award.
Recent productions: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls at Yale Rep (directed by Rachel Chavkin, 2014), The Tall Girls at Alliance Theatre (directed by Susan V. Booth, 2014), and a staged workshop of The Droll at Brown/Trinity Playwrights' Rep (directed by Mia Rovegno, 2014). Upcoming: Commissions for new plays for South Coast Rep, Steppenwolf, and Yale Rep. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Paula Vogel.
Meg hails from Minneapolis and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is a founding member The Kilroys, a band of playwrights and producers committed to gender equity in the American theater. thekilroys.org and megmiroshnik.com
Meg Miroshnik is a PLAY LA winner, as part of the 2017 Humanitas Prize.