Hilary Bettis is a playwright and screenwriter. Awards, residencies, and commissions include: Kennedy Center MFA Workshop (The Ghosts of Lote Bravo), Lecomte du Nouy Award, NYFA Fellowship, Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Alligator), 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, James McLure Fellowship New River Dramatists, Sloan/EST Commission (Dakota Atoll), John N. Wall Fellowship Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Blackburn Nomination (Mexico), PoNY Nomination, Cherry Jones/Abingdon Theatre Company Grant. Finalist and semifinalist include: the Source Festival and BAPF (Alligator), BAPF (Dakota Atoll), current O’Neill NPC finalist (Dakota Atoll), New Dramatists and the Leah Ryan Prize. Readings and workshops include: Juilliard, New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, The Lark, The Flea, EST, Abingdon, Barrow Street, Barefoot Theatre Company, Pavement Group, Project Y, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Carolina Coastal University, New River Dramatists, The Actors Studio and The Aurora Fox in Denver. Productions include: American Girls (Off-Broadway at 45th St. Theater, upcoming 2015: The Edge Theater in Denver), The Mud Hole (Off-Off-Broadway F*IT Club), Two Lovers (New Georges #1MPF), and The Bronze Serpent (INTAR American Nightcap). Publications include Smith & Kraus, McFarland & Company, Original Works (American Girls). Film screenings include: Williamsburg Film Festival, IFS Festival (winner best actress), Nashville Film Festival finalist (B’Hurst).
She is a member of SAG, AEA, Dramatists Guild, The Drama League, TCG, Playwrights’ Center and Fractured Atlas. She is a member of EST, Project Y’s writer group and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. She is a staff writer for offoffonline.com, and has contributed articles to TDF Stages. She studied screenwriting with Brooke Berman at ESPA. Hilary lives in Bushwick with a fat orange cat, plays a little violin, volunteers with Undocumented Minors, and rides horses as much as it is possible to being broke and living in a big city. She is currently working on a feature (The Lost Coyote) with Oscar-winning producer, Mara Kassin.
Theater: Chris Till - CAA/Creative Artists Agency
TV/Film: Tiffany Ward - CAA/Creative Artists Agency