Deborah Salem Smith

Playwright in Residence; MFA Faculty, Playwriting

DEBORAH SALEM SMITH (she/her) is Trinity Rep’s playwright-in-residence. Her plays include Anna K., Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground. She is also a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow. Smith received an Emerging American Artist Fulbright for playwriting at the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theater. Other awards include: an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and a Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Honorable Mention; as well as finalist for the National Lambda Literary Award in Drama and for the IRNE Award for Best New Play. Her work has been honored with a MacDowell Colony Residency and a Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artist Fellowship. She has received multiple commissions, and her writing has been developed at Trinity Rep, Fiasco Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and Playmakers Repertory Company. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service.