Play(s) in the PYA Catalog
Patricia Lynch is an award wining author of numerous and widely produced plays and many published essays and articles. She lives in Kittery Point, Maine, and grew up in Decatur, Illinois. Representative dramatic works include , AMERICAN SUBLIME, HOUSE OF BALLS, ORPHAN TRAIN, and MRS. MACKENZIE’S BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO THE BLUES (co-written with Kent Stephens). Lynch’s plays have been produced in major theater centers and seen on tour throughout the US including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Full scale professional productions of her work have been produced by InterAct Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, First Stage Theater, Illusion Theater, the Tony-Award winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Great American History Theater, 7 Stages, Horizon Theater, Georgia Repertory, Brass Tacks Theatre, Stepping Stone, and Stages Theater Lynch also has been selected for highly prestigious play development programs with staged readings and workshop productions at the Jungle Theater, Tony winning Playwrights Horizons, Circle Repertory, Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Projects, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory, PlayLabs, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Women’s Project, and the Tony winning New York Theater Workshop. Lynch has been an artist in residence at the Williamstown Theater Festival, nationally recognized Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Georgia at Athens. She has received national awards and fellowships including, two Jerome Playwriting Fellowships, TCG Artist Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center’s Roger L. Stevens Award, and Morrow-Heus Screenwriting Award. Additionally, Lynch has had essays and articles published in national magazines and newspapers including, American Theater Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, and Subtext. American Sublime monologues have been published in Best Monologues for Men 2007 by Heinemen Publishing, Because Pretty Girls Aren’t That Smart is part of the CSP anthology and House of Balls is included in the LA Library’s Contemporary Script Collection.