Tim J. Lord
2017-19 Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellow
Tim J. Lord is a 2017-18 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. A native of St. Louis who spent the last ten years in New York, his plays have remained very much rooted in the Midwest, exploring the relationships between communities and the physical landscapes they inhabit via our shared mythologies.
His plays have been seen at the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Lark, Working Theater, the New Harmony Project, the Summer Play Festival, NNPN/Kennedy Center University Playwrights Workshop, Circle Rep, the Cutout Theatre, the Vagrancy, HotCity Greenhouse Festival, and the Barn Arts Collective.
We declare you a terrorist… received a reading at the Public Theater. It went on to be developed at the New Harmony Project where it was directed by Richard Hamburger and featured Bruce McKenzie. The play premiered as part of the 2009 Summer Play Festival at the Public in New York directed by Niegel Smith.
He has collaborated with actor, director, Bedlam company member, and Army veteran Stephan Wolfert on numerous projects. These include acting in and working as a dramaturg on Wolfert’s adaptation of Richard III; and, as a writer, Red, Black & Blue, about the experiences and exploits of African-Americans in the US Military. He is also working on a commission, Over Before We Get There, a play based on the short stories of Vietnam vet Nick Corea.
Since 2012, Tim has been a regular volunteer at the 52nd Street Project, writing six plays over the past five years and working with the kids of Hell’s Kitchen to introduce them to theater and art and the amazing power of their imaginations.
Tim studied with Paula Vogel while a resident of Providence, RI, and is a graduate of the MFA Playwriting Program at the University of California, San Diego.
Last edited 9/5/2017