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Tim J. Lord

Tim J. Lord

Tim J. Lord is the recipient of the inaugural Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship for a writer with a disability and a 2017-18 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. A native of St. Louis, his plays are still very much rooted in the Midwest, exploring the relationships between communities and the physical landscapes they inhabit often via our shared mythologies. His work has been seen at the Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Lark, the New Harmony Project, NNPN/Kennedy Center, the Summer Play Festival, Pillsbury House + Theater, Working Theater, Circle Rep, the Cutout Theatre, the Vagrancy, 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, Army veteran, and De-Cruit Founder 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.

Tim is a regular volunteer at the 52nd Street Project which works with the kids of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood to introduce them to theater and art in general and just the amazing power of their imaginations. For them he wrote the plays UprootedMen of Science!!This Land is MY Land and Hell’s Kitchen House of Hellish Horror.

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 12/14/2018

Tim J. Lord Events
Fault & Fold
On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or, Owed
Tim J. Lord Blog Posts
Five Conversations About Disability and Theater