Deborah Salem Smith

Playwriting, Playwright-in-Residence

Deborah Salem Smith is Trinity Rep’s playwright-in-residence. She is the author of Anna K., Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground––many of which premiered at Trinity. She is also a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow. Her 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; and awards from Princeton University. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service.

Read an interview with Deborah about Faithful Cheaters.