(Bio as of October 2014)
Mia McCullough's plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, as well as around the country at the Old Globe and Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company in San Diego, InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia, Actor’s Express in Atlanta and the Victory Theater Center in Los Angeles, among others. Her work has been developed through Goodman Theatre’s New Stages Festival, the PlayPenn conference, Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s First Look Repertory, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Stage Left Theatre’s LeapFest and Chicago Dramatists. Most recently her play Since Africa received its New York premiere at Red Fern Theatre Company in February 2014. Her play Impenetrable, which recently opened at Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, was a finalist for the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)’s 2013 Steinberg Award. She has won the ATCA Osborn Award, the Julie Harris Playwriting Competition, a Cincinnati Entertainment Award and a Jeff Award for New Work (all for Chagrin Falls). Ms. McCullough has been a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (Since Africa), the Jane Chambers Award (Impenetrable), as well as a nominee for a Jeff Award for Best New Play multiple times. Several of her plays have been published by Broadway Play Publishing. She is adjunct faculty at Northwestern University, where she teaches playwriting and screenwriting. She is also the author of several screenplays, a resident playwright with Chicago Dramatists and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She lives just outside Chicago with her husband and child.