Brown | Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs in Acting and Directing

Deborah Salem Smith



Deborah Salem Smith (Playwriting) is the author of Anna K.Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground. She is the playwright-in-residence at Trinity Rep, and a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow. Recent awards include an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honorable Mention. Love Alone was a finalist for both the National Lambda Literary Award in Drama and the IRNE Award for Best New Play. Smith has received multiple commissions, and her plays have been developed at Trinity Rep, Huntington Theatre Company, Women’s Project Theater, and PlayMakers Repertory Company. Other honors include an Emerging American Artist Fulbright for playwriting at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theater; a National Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities; a MacDowell Colony residency; a Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artists Fellowship; a Major Hopwood Award; a Colby Fellowship; and awards from Princeton University. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service.