E. M. Lewis

E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced around the world, and published by Samuel French. Lewis received the Steinberg Award for How the Light Gets In and Song of Extinction and the Primus Prize for Heads from the American Theater Critics Association, the Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a playwriting fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Commission, the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama, and an Edgerton Award for Magellanica.

Other plays include True Story (upcoming at Artists Rep), Apple Season (National New Play Network rolling world premiere), The Gun Show, Dorothy’s Dictionary (winner of the Portland Civic Theater Guild’s New Play Award, and upcoming world premiere at Theatre Lab), and You Can See All the Stars (Kennedy Center commission).  Lewis is mid-way through a Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency, based at Artists Repertory Theater (ART).  She is working on The Great Divide — co-commissioned by ART and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the American Revolutions program — and her first musical. Lewis is a member of LineStorm Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild. She lives on her family’s farm in Oregon.