ABOUT

Wendy Graf is an award winning playwright whose plays have been produced throughout the country and internationally. Recent plays include: WEDNESDAY’S CHILD; EXIT WOUNDS (Gold Medallion 1st place winner Moss Hart and Kitty Carlisle New Play Initiative); UNEMPLOYED ELEPHANTS - A LOVE STORY (Stage Raw Recommended Top Ten; L.A. Times Pick of the Week, multiple Critics Choice) PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT BECKET (prod 7-9/16 "Graf’s emotionally astute drama peels away layers of pathology with surgical skill”-Los Angeles Times); ALL AMERICAN GIRL (Stage Raw Recommended Top Ten/2015 nom Playwriting and Solo performance; LA Times Pick of the Week; LA Weekly “GO!” StageSceneLA 2015 Outstanding Solo Performance Production; Bitter Lemons 2015 Ten Best); CLOSELY RELATED KEYS Best World Premiere Plays of 2013/14; Best Production Drama/Intimate Theater 2013/14 StageSceneLA; NAACP win/nominations); NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME (2012 GLAAD Award Outstanding L.A. Theater, HELEN HAYES AWARDS Recommended); BEHIND THE GATES; LESSONS (L.A. production dir by Gordon Davidson); LEIPZIG (LADCC nomination; Garland award/Playwriting; Dorothy Silver finalist); THE BOOK OF ESTHER (San Fernando Valley Artistic Directors nominations including Best Play; ASK Theater Projects Grant Award); BETHANY/BAKOL (Attic Theater One Act Winner, produced September 2009)and her newest, A SHONDA and THE CROSS AND THE SABER.

 

Recent Honors

 “Playwright Wendy Graf Named Gold Medallion Winner by The Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative." The first recipient of the Gold Medallion is EXIT WOUNDS, selected out of 1,243 submissions from 44 states and 5 countries.​

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Now available  in paperback from Original Works Publishing (www.originalworksonline.com) Unemployed Elephants - A Love Story

Recent Award Winning short plays 

SOPHIE/ALEXANDER/LISBOA; ASHES TO ASHES; A HOLLYWOOD FABLE; LESTER AND SCHLOSS; REPORTS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED; A SHONDA; RED AND BLUE.  

"POIGNANT... RAVAGING... Graf’s emotionally astute drama peels away layers of pathology with surgical skill... the performers are

gripping.” — F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times 

“A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PRODUCTION… A timely and powerful tale of today’s schisms, both personal and political… may be one of Graf’s best plays yet – especially true because of its timely integration of today’s world events into the intimate story of two people from different and distant worlds.” — Elaine Mura, Splash Magazines

"Graf's empathetic skill to present cultural and gender issues in a thoroughly entertaining and potent combination shines in its zenith (here) - "

M.R. Hunter EyeSpyLA

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