Playwright

Lavinia Roberts is a playwright based in Brooklyn, but at heart is still a Kansas farm girl.  She is published with Pioneer Drama, Heuer Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, Big Dog Plays, Indie Theatre Now, Applause Books, Smith and Kraus, Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People, and others. She has received over 100 productions in over 30 states in cities such as Washington D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other cities.  Her work has been viewed internationally in Bath, London, Athens, Mumbai, and other cities.

Her full-length play, Counting Skunks, won the 2011 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Award at the Castillo Theatre in New York City.  Her play Eaten Voices won best play and $5000 in the Thespis Theatre Festival in 2012 and went on to productions with Goblin Baby Theatre Company, The New Alchemists, and at Dixon Place.  Her full-length Poor People, a free stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky masterpiece Poor Folk was featured in August 2015 as part of the New York City International Fringe Festival.

She was a member of the 2012 Women’s Work Lab at the New Perspective Theatre.

Her work has been featured in New York City at the C.O.W Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Galapagos Art Space, The Kraine Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, Theatre for the New City, in the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Thespis Fringe Festival, and others.  She has directed her work in New York City at The Sheen Center, The Bushwick Starr, Dixon Place, The Tank, The Brick, and The Secret Theatre.

Lavinia has completed two short film projects.  Chapter 6: Pig and the Pepper for The Wonderland Project, is a collaboration with director Karin Crighton, and internationally celebrated and award-winning composer Carl Davis. Produced by The Pharos Arts Foundation and The International Motion Festival Cyprus, The Wonderland Project is released on DVD through Orchid Classics in March 2016 and marketed globally.

I Am Nobody was screened at the 4th Annual Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece produced by Void Network and + the Institute [for Experimental Arts], made the 13th Frames Film Festival’s 1st Edition, BMM department at SIES, Navi, Mumbai, India, and is part of the New Short Film Festival at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, April 2016.

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