Faculty by discipline:

Playwriting

Kirk Lynn is the head of UT’s Department of Theatre & Dance playwriting and directing program, as well as playwright-in-residence and one of six co-producing artistic directors of Austin’s Rude Mechs. With the Rudes, Kirk has written and adapted more…

Octavio Solis (Spring 2011) is a playwright and director whose widely-produced works include Man of the Flesh, Prospect, The Seven Visions of Encarnacion, Bethlehem, Burning Dreams, and Lydia.  Solis has received NEA Playwriting and McKnight Fellowships, a National Theatre Artists…

Lee Blessing (2000) is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee and author of the plays A Walk in the Woods, Thief River, Cobb, Eleemosynary, Chesapeake, and Going to St. Ives. Blessing’s TNT film Cooperstown won the Humanitas Prize, and he…

Naomi Iizuka’s (2002) plays include 36 Views, Language of Angels, War of the World, Polaroid Stories, Tattoo Girl, and Skin. Her work has been produced by Berkeley Rep, Campo Santo + Intersection in San Francisco, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, the Dallas…

Alice Tuan’s (Spring 2005) plays include Last of the Suns (Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Ma-Yi Theatre, NYC); Some Asians (UMass/ Amherst; Perishable Theatre, Providence RI); Alex (por nobody) (The Flea Theatre, NYC; Melbourne Fringe Festival; Salvage Vanguard, Austin), The Roaring Girle (Foundry Theatre, NYC); Ikebana

Sherry Kramer (Spring 2012), who has taught for MCW six times since 1998, is an alumnae of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and former acting head of their playwriting workshop. Her plays include The Law Makes Evening Fall, Things That Break, David’s

Suzan Zeder, emeritus, is a nationally and internationally recognized playwright of theatre for youth and member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre.  Her plays include:  Step on a Crack, Wiley and the Hairy Man, In a Room

Steven Dietz (Playwriting, Screenwriting) is the author of over 30 plays seen at over 100 regional theaters in the U.S., Off-Broadway and internationally.  Honors include Kennedy Center Fund for New American Play Awards (Fiction and Still Life with Iris); the…