Lila Rose Kaplan

Lila Rose Kaplan writes heartfelt comedies, bittersweet dramas, and musicals for young people. Her plays include Home of the Brave, Jesus Girls, The Magician’s Daughter, 1 2 3 - a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing, We All Fall Down, Wildflower, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Biography of a Constellation. Her theatre for young audiences work includes The Light Princess, The Pirate Princess, and The Magic Fish. Ms. Kaplan’s plays have been produced by the American Repertory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Victory Theatre, Second Stage, San Francisco Playhouse, Neighborhood Productions, Know Theatre, and Perishable Theatre. Her plays have been developed by the Huntington, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, PlayPenn, and The Lark. She is the recipient of the National Science Award in Playwriting and the International Women's Playwriting Award. Her fellowships include a Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, Playwrights’ Realm Writing Fellow, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange, and the Shank Fellowship. She has held residencies at New Rep Next Voices, Harvard Business School, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. She has a BA with honors from Brown University and an MFA in Playwriting from UC San Diego. Ms. Kaplan lives in Cambridge with her marine biologist and her curious daughter.

(As of July 2016)