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Monica Byrne

Monica Byrne is a writer and playwright whose work has been read, developed and produced at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theater, Common Ground Theater, Carrboro Arts Center, Durham County Library, the Elsewhere Collaborative, and Pinky Swear Productions. She is a graduate of the Dirty South Improv Training Program and the Clarion Workshop. In 2008 she was awarded the Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship for research in Ethiopia, India and the South Pacific; she has also received grants from the Vermont Studio Center, La Muse Artist Retreat, and the Durham Arts Council. She holds degrees in biochemistry from Wellesley College and MIT. She is currently the Playwright-in-Residence at Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, and is working on commissions for LGP, Manbites Dog Theater, and the Fox Valley Repertory Theater Collider Project. Her web site is monicabyrne.org, her blog is monicacatherine.wordpress.com, and she tweets at @monicabyrne13.

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Everything We Plant Grows
Essay

Everything We Plant Grows

16 July 2012

For the North Carolina: "Triangle" Cities Series, writer Monica Byrne chronicles her relocation to Durham, and the range of passionate theatre artists working there.

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The Black Box
Essay

The Black Box

30 June 2011

What is the difference between an artistic and scientific process? One may seem unstructured and the other deductive, but playwright Monica Byrne finds they both work the same way.

North Carolina "Triangle" City Series
Series

North Carolina "Triangle" City Series

A series featuring voices from in and around the theatre communities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh.