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Hilary Bettis

Resident Playwright

2024 — 2031

Hilary Bettis (she/her) is a critically-acclaimed playwright, TV writer, and filmmaker. She grew up raising horses and chickens in rural Colorado, and with her Chicana mother and Southern Methodist father. Her work is a culmination of these cultures, exploring the American identity through a working-class Latiné lens. 

Her plays have been developed and produced all over the US and Mexico, including, Roundabout Theatre, New Georges, The Sol Project, Yale Rep, Miami New Drama, Studio Theatre, Alley Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, Lark’s playwright workshop at Second Stage, O’Neill NPC, amongst others. She’s currently under commission at Roundabout Theatre, Miami New Drama, Untitled Theatricals, and is writing a musical with Grammy-winning composer Julio Reyes Copello. 

Bettis won the 2019 Writer’s Guild of America Award for her work on the Emmy Award-winning FX series THE AMERICANS. She wrote for the Emmy-nominated Hulu miniseries THE DROPOUT. She’s an alumni of the Sundance Institute Episodic TV Lab, a graduate of The Juilliard School, a board member of New Georges, resident playwright at New Dramatists, and proud member of the WGAEast. She lives in NY with her husband and two small humans who cry a lot. She’s represented by CAA and Brillstein.