Lucy  Alibar

Lucy Alibar

LUCY ALIBAR‘s (Playwright) essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Center Theatre Group, the National Theatre Studio in London, Joe’s Pub, the Ojai Playwright’s Conference, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Williamstown Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, New Georges, the Avignon Festival, Women Center Stage at Classic Stage Company, the Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. Her first movie, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (an adaptation with Benh Zeitlin of her stage play, Juicy and Delicious) received the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or. For her work on Beasts she was nominated for a BAFTA, an Oscar, and a Scripter Award, as well as being awarded the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award, the Humanitas Prize, and the Nantucket Film Festival New Voices in Screenwriting Award. She also adapted her play Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower for Escape Artists and The Secret Garden for Guillermo Del Toro. She is a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Lucy is a member of the Obie Award-winning Youngblood, and cofounder of the New Georges Writer/Director lab.