Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5:00
FOR THE LOVE OF (or, the roller derby play)
by Gina Femia
Gina Femia has written 30 full-length plays which include ALLOND(R)A (Winner: Leah Ryan Prize), We Are a Masterpiece (Winner: The Doric Wilson Award, Nominee, Outstanding Full-Length NYIT Awards), The Mermaids' Parade (Semifinalist, The Relentless Award, Finalist, Princess Grace Award), REBELS TIL DEATH (Playwrights Horizons reading series), Annie and the Fat Man (Honorable Mention, The Kilroys), THIS HAPPENED ONCE AT THE ROMANCE DEPOT OFF THE I-87 IN WESTCHESTER (Workshop, Youngblood), Super, or, How Clark Graves Learned to Fly (semi-finalist The O’Neill and The Princess Grace Award), For The Love Of (Theatre of NOTE, Original Works Publishing), and The Violet Sisters (Great Plains Theatre Conference).
She is the 2019 Writer-in-Residence with Spicy Witch Productions, the 2018 recipient of both the Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Female Writers and the Doric Wilson Award for Independent Playwrights, as well as a 2018 Finalist for P73’s Playwriting Fellowship. She is an Alum of EST Youngblood, Pipeline Theatre’s PlayLab and New Georges' Audrey Residency (Accidental Burlesque).
Gina is a current member of Joust Theatre’s Writer’s Round Table and Project Y Writer's Group. She is a New Georges Affiliated Artist and a New York Madness Company Member, and has received residencies with P73’s Summer Residency, Powerhouse, NTI at the O’Neill, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Fresh Ground Pepper. She has been nominated for the Cherry Lane Theatre Mentor Project. MFA, Sarah Lawrence College (Lipkin Prize in Playwriting).