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Charly Evon Simpson

Resident Playwright

2021 — 2029

Charly Evon Simpson is a playwright and TV writer based in Brooklyn. Her plays include Behind the Sheet, Jump, form of a girl unknown, it’s not a trip it’s a journey, and more. Her work has been seen and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, P73, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Cleveland Play House, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and others. She is a recipient of the Vineyard Theatre's Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Dramatists Guild's Lanford Wilson Award. She is a core writer at The Playwrights' Center and is a former member of WP Theater’s 2018-2020 Lab, SPACE on Ryder Farm’s The Working Farm, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group and Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Youngblood. She currently has theatre commissions with MTC/Sloan, Elizabeth George Commission/South Coast Rep, and PlayMakers Repertory Company. In TV, she's worked on Showtime's American Rust and currently has an overall deal at HBO where she's currently working on several limited series. Charly has a BA from Brown University, a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College.