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Edith Freni

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Edith Freni’s work has been produced, developed and read at numerous professional theatrical institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, PS 122, Partial ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Edith Freni’s work has been produced, developed and read at numerous professional theatrical institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, PS 122, Partial ... (read complete bio)
 

Edith Freni Biography

Edith Freni’s work has been produced, developed and read at numerous professional theatrical institutions including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth Theatre Company, The Public Theatre, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theater, PS 122, Partial Comfort Productions, The McCarter Theatre and The Lark, among many others. She is a two-time nominee for the prestigious PONY award, has been a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship and the Heideman award; and was a semi-finalist for the 2013 O’Neill Playwrights Conference. In 2010, her play TOTAL POWER EXCHANGE was nominated by New York Theatre Workshop for the New American Plays for Russia Initiative, co-sponsored by The Center for International Theatre Development and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. . TPX is also a nominee for the 2014 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting. She currently teaches playwriting and play analysis in the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Miami, where she is also under commission to write a new adaptation of OEDIPUS REX. OEDIPUS will be the third play in a trilogy of classics adaptations that include Edith’s version of THE BACCHAE and A WORK OF PURE FICTION (based on Aristophanes’ The Clouds). Upcoming productions: BUENA VISTA at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Oedipus Rex at UM. Edith is also working on a new play commission from Steppenwolf. She holds both her BFA and MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, where she received a Goldberg playwriting fellowship and the Harry Kondoleon graduate playwriting award. She is a former competitive amateur boxer and a competitive age-grouper triathlete.




Edith Freni News

Jesse Eisenberg, Ari Graynor, Hope Lauren, Jin Ha and More to be Featured in THE 24 H Photo Jesse Eisenberg, Ari Graynor, Hope Lauren, Jin Ha and More to be Featured in THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will premiere tonight with an all new series of unforgettable performances on IGTV @24hourplays. Fourteen actors have each been paired with one of fourteen writers who have crafted unique pieces especially for their actors.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project Tackles Personal Growth And Healing, Through The Eyes Of Photo The Cape Cod Theatre Project Tackles Personal Growth And Healing, Through The Eyes Of Women's Auto-Immune Disease
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2020

The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents the second play of its four play benefit season with The Hystericals by veteran playwright's Edith Freni (Total Power Exchange, Buena Vista), directed by Jessica Holt (Magic Theatre, Yale School of Drama).

Actor's Express Presents Virtual Reading of WOKE Photo Actor's Express Presents Virtual Reading of WOKE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 4, 2020

Actor's Express is presenting the virtual reading of Woke by Avery Sharpe, a new addition to the running Threshold New Play Festival, on Monday, June 8.

Cape Cod Theatre Project Will Stream Summer Season Of New Plays Photo Cape Cod Theatre Project Will Stream Summer Season Of New Plays
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2020

Artistic Director Hal Brooks has announced that the 2020 Season of the Cape Cod Theatre Project will feature staged readings of new work by Zora Howard, Michele Lowe, Edith Freni and Kevin Artigue.

Actor's Express Presents First Virtual Play Reading Festival Photo Actor's Express Presents First Virtual Play Reading Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2020

Actor's Express presents the first Virtual Threshold New Play Festival, a festival of new play readings May 24, May 31, and June 7, 2020. 

San Francisco Playhouse Presents The World Premiere Of
THE DAUGHTERS By Patricia Cot Photo San Francisco Playhouse Presents The World Premiere Of THE DAUGHTERS By Patricia Cotter
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2019

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the first production of their 2019/2020 Sandbox Series of World Premieres: The Daughters, written by Patricia Cotter. Jessica Holt will direct the world premiere production, presented at the Creativity Theater.

 Found Stages Presents Reading of Edith Freni Play in Wine and Reading Series Photo Found Stages Presents Reading of Edith Freni Play in Wine and Reading Series
by Sarah Hookey - May 9, 2019

Found Stages and Dunwoody Nature Center are joining to present the second play in the second annual 'Wine & Reading Series,' Edith Freni's THE HYSTERICALS on Sunday, June 9, 2019. This event, which is part of a series of readings at 2pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October, will include a meet-and-greet with the featured playwright at receptions with wine and appetizers before and after a reading of their play by Atlanta's most talented professional actors.

Found Stages Launches Second Wine & Reading Series At Dunwoody Nature Center Photo Found Stages Launches Second Wine & Reading Series At Dunwoody Nature Center
by Rebecca Russo - Mar 29, 2019

Found Stages and Dunwoody Nature Center are partnering to present a six-month 'Wine & Reading Series' of new plays by nationally known playwrights who call Atlanta home.

Nashville Story Garden Presents SHE/HER/HERS Photo Nashville Story Garden Presents SHE/HER/HERS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2019

NASHVILLE STORY GARDEN an incubator of original theatre, film and new media projects will be presenting SHE/HER/HERS: 5 One-Act World Premiere plays featuring female leads on THURSDAY, JANUARY 17th at THE CORDELLE (45 Lindsley Ave, Downtown). The evening will also be accompanied with performances by singer/actor MEGAN MURPHY CHAMBERS, making SHE/HER/HERS a special night celebrating the community and artistry of women in Music City.

Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. PadrĂłn Artistic Director Photo Long Wharf Theatre Names Jacob G. PadrĂłn Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Nov 8, 2018

Jacob G. Padron, 38, has been named the new Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre and will begin his role February 1, 2019.