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France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson

France-Luce Benson is an honored Dramatists Guild Fellow 2015-2016, a winner of the 41stannual Samuel French OOB Festival, and a Lifetime Member at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Additional awards and honors include: Winner of the National New Play Network Award for Short Playwriting, Playwright Observer Fellow at the Eugene O’Neil NPC 2016, The Kilroys List- Honorable Mention (Boat People); Alfred P. Sloan New Play Commission (The Devil’s Salt); Ensemble Studio Theatre New Play Commission (production scheduled for 2017), Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellowship recipient, Alfred P. Sloan ScreenplayAward (Healing Roots); KCATF Lorraine Hansberry Award-Honorable Mention (Fati’s Last Dance); and Princess Grace Award Runner Up. Her plays have been produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival, the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center/City Theatre of Miami, Crossroads Theatre, The Billy Holiday Theatre, Loyala Marymount University, and Duke University, among others. Her plays have also been featured by Classic Theatre of Harlem’s New Classics series and Victory Gardens Theatre’s Ignition Festival. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and is an Associate Professor at St. Johns University.


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