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Lucy Alibar

Lucy Alibar’s essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal. Her plays have been produced or developed at Joe’s Pub, the Ojai Playwright’s Conference, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, Williamstown Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio theatre, Dixon Place, New Georges, the Avignon Festival, Women Center Stage at Classic Stage Company, the Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. Her first movie, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” (an adaptation with Benh Zeitlin of her stage play, “Juicy and Delicious”) received the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or. For her work on “Beasts” she was nominated for a BAFTA, an Oscar, and a Scripter Award. She is the winner of the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award, the Humanitas Prize, and the Nantucket film Festival new Voices in Screenwriting Award. She is a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a two time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Lucy is a member of the Obie Award-winning Youngblood, and co-founder of the New Georges Writer/Director lab.

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