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Margot Connolly is playwright originally from Pleasantville, NY. Her plays include Belfast Kind (Winner, Jewish Plays Project's Jewish Playwriting Contest), Quiz Out (Princess Grace Finalist, 2019 Kilroys’ Honorable Mention), The Twitch (Princess Grace Finalist), and Tough. Her work has been produced and developed through Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Playwrights Center, the Drama League, the Jewish Plays Project, Repertory St. Louis and Primary Stages ESPA Drills, among others. She was a 2010-2011 Core Apprentice at the Playwrights Center and has been a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship, the Emerald Prize, and the Princess Grace Award. She received her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop. She is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights’ Program fellow at Juilliard.

Plays Written At Juilliard

THE TWITCH

A team of elite female gymnasts confront a mysterious ailment that threatens their path to the Olympics.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

After a shooting at their high school, the members of the student newspaper have to figure out what happens next.

 

CAMPFIRE (OR STORIES FOR GIRLS)

At a sleepaway camp in the Adirondacks, groups of campers and counselors tell scary stories of past and future.