Short Bio

DEBORAH SALEM SMITH (she/her) is Trinity Repertory Company’s playwright-in-residence. She is also a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow. Her plays include Anna K., Faithful Cheaters, Love Alone, Some Things Are Private, and Boots on the Ground. 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, a Bray Visiting Scholar/Creative Artist Fellowship, and prizes from the University of Michigan and Princeton University. She has received multiple commissions, and her writing has been developed at Fiasco Theater, Trinity Rep, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service.