Noelle Viñas is a Uruguayan-American playwright, educator, and theater-maker from Springfield, Virginia and Montevideo, Uruguay. She is a resident playwright at Playwrights Foundation and a 2019 Djerassi Resident Artist. Her play Derecho won the 2019 John Gassner Playwriting Award, was an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Jane Chambers Award, a 2019 Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship semi-finalist and a 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist. Her play La Profesora was commissioned & produced by TheatreFirst and currently is in development for a podcast called Abuelito with We Rise Production. Other past favorite jobs include being HowlRound’s first staff assistant at Emerson College back in 2012, running Annandale High School’s theater program alongside Theater Without Borders in Virginia, and producing her play Apocalypse, Please in with Kevin Vincenti in San Francisco. She is currently attending Brooklyn College for her MFA in Playwriting under Erin Courtney.