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Lucy Alibar

Lucy Alibar’s essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, BODY, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal. Her plays have been produced/developed at Joe’s Pub, Williamstown Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, New Georges, the Avignon Festival, and the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her first movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild (an adaptation with Benh Zeitlin of her stage play Juicy and Delicious) received the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or. The current stage version of Juicy and Delicious was workshopped and presented for NYU’S Fusion Film Festival in 2013, directed by Morgan Gould. For her work on Beasts she was nominated for a BAFTA, an Oscar, and a Scripter Award. She is the winner of the Ray Bradbury Nebula Award, the Humanitas Prize, and the Nantucket Film Festival New Voices in Screenwriting Award. She is a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, a two-time finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and winner of Young Playwrights, Inc. Lucy is a member of the Obie Award­winning Youngblood Playwrights, and founder of the New Georges Writer/Director lab.