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LILY HOUGHTON is a twenty-four-year-old playwright born and raised in Manhattan. Her plays have been produced/developed at MCC Theater Company, The Flea Theater, EST/Youngblood, NYU, Seattle Repertory Theater, 20% Theater Company Chicago, Yale University’s Writers’ Conference, Bennington College, West of 10th, University of Michigan Theater Conservatory, Contemporary American Theater Festival/Shepherd University, The 52nd Street Project, 999 Productions and the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. Shorts include NEXT (The Flea), Coconut Oil (The Flea), This Is Growth (Asking for Trouble, EST/Youngblood), The Interesting Girl (EST/Youngblood), Human That Dies (The Flea), Please No More Parties (EST/Youngblood) and someone/something/someone/something (EST/ Youngblood) which won a Sloan Foundation Grant. Lily's play, Dear, received a PlayLab with MCC Theater. She is an O’Neill Semi-Finalist. Last Spring, she received the Elizabeth George Grant through a new play commission from Seattle Repertory Theater. Play x Play featured her as Playwright of the Month this December by presenting an evening of her shorts. She is a proud member of the Obie winning Youngblood at EST and the Flea Theater writers group. Upcoming/Recent: new play workshop with Seattle Repertory Theater directed by Artistic Director Braden Abraham, playwright for the Bennington 24 Hour Plays at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, and "Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die" workshop with an entirely female identifying and non-binary creative team.