Artist Bio

Georgette Kelly

(Bio as of June 2019)

Georgette Kelly is a playwright with one foot in Chicago and the other in New York.  Her work has been produced across the country and she has participated in numerous artistic residencies. Her play I Carry Your Heart received the inaugural Hope on Stage Playwriting Award, accompanied by a rolling world premiere, and Ballast was featured on The Kilroys List and received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. Other plays include: North Star, Faith in a Fallen World, In the Belly of the Whale, F*ck la vie d’artiste, How to Hero and an adaptation of Jeanette Winterson’s Lighthousekeeping. Georgette’s work has been developed with the Kennedy Center, the National New Play Network, the DC Source Festival, Alliance Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, Something Marvelous and Chicago’s DCASE. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and she has participated in residencies at the Tofte Lake Center, the National Winter Playwrights Retreat and terraNOVA Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. She has been chosen as a finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference, the Lark Playwrights Week, the Playwrights’ Center CORE Writer Program, the BPP Woodward/Newman Drama Award, the Stage Left Playwright Residency and the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. Georgette holds a BA in performance studies from Northwestern University and an MFA in playwriting from Hunter College, where she studied with Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit and Mark Bly.