Lee Nowell’s plays have been workshopped and produced by Theatre in the Square (Urban Fairytale), Metropolitan Theatre Alliance (Preacher from the Black Lagoon), Actor’s Express (Albatross, Paper House, Obsession), Ex Somnium (How to Survive Being Human), Horizon Theatre (Blue Angels Weekend), and Play West (The Commission, Blue Angels Weekend).
She is the recipient of an Inverness Playwriting Award, two Turner New Voices in the Works Grants (Paper House, Obsession), an NEA Grant (Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project), and has been nominated for The List (Paper House), a Jennie Award (Urban Fairytale), a Suzi Bass Award (Albatross), and an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Award (Paper House). Albatross was nominated for “Best Play of the Year” by Atlanta Theatre Fans.
Obsession will be part of Actor’s Express’ new Threshold project in December 2015. The Commission will be part of 7Stages’s Home Brew series in Winter 2015.
Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, based on a controversial trial in Savannah, GA, was commissioned by Synchronicity Theatre (Atlanta, GA) and will premiere in Spring 2016.
In October 2015, she was recruited to be the new Managing Director and Artistic Associate at Synchronicity Theatre.
Playwright Lee Nowell talks about the development of Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project and speaks with playwrights Gabrielle Fulton and Phillip DePoy about creating work today that deals with race.