Bathsheba Doran (2013 US)
Doran grew up in London and studied at Cambridge University. She was a contemporary of Robert Webb and David Mitchell and her first job as a professional writer was comedy sketch writing for their BBC2 show Bruiser. After that she worked for several years as a comedy writer writing for shows like Smack the Pony and TV to Go. In 2000 she moved to the United States on a Fulbright. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University, and went on to become a playwriting fellow at Juilliard School.
Doran’s work has been developed by the O’Neill Playwriting Center, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club and Sundance Theatre Lab, among others. She helped Lear deBessonet with her play "Sick With God". She is currently under commission from Atlantic Theater Company and Playwrights Horizons.
Doran says she fell in love with theater when she found Peter Pan's shadow in the backstage at a theater when she was a little girl and realized that it was made of pantyhose.
Ms. Doran's latest play Kin, described as "exquisitely wrought" by the New York Times, premiered at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons from February 25-April 3, 2011 under the direction of Sam Gold.
She was nominated for a 2012 Writers Guild Award for her work on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire., She is currently adapting The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency as a feature for HBO Films and is writing on season 2 of the NBC show Smash.
- 2009 recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award
- Cherry Lane Mentor Project fellow
- three Lecomte du Nouy Lincoln Center playwriting awards
- 2005-06 Susan Smith Blackburn Awards finalist
- Liberace Playwriting Fellowship
- Howard Stein Scholarship
- Lecomte de Nouy playwriting award
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