| New Rochelle, NY

Elise Wien is a writer who likes to make her plays like cakes – with a frosting of slapstick comedy, a moist inner layer of complex emotional landscape, and a molten core of ethical dilemma (OPEN WIDE). Her plays include Osher & The Infinite Curtain (VoxLab), OTP (Boston PlaywrightsÕ Theatre), [cowboy face] (Winner, Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting), Craters, or the making of the making of the moon landing (Smith College, Corkscrew Theater Festival), and Freestyle Hand Entry (Winner, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival). She is a member of The RoadÕs Under Construction Playwrights Lab and a recent graduate of Boston University’s Playwriting MFA program.