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Joanna Norland

Joanna Norland

Joanna Alexandra Norland developed Lizzy, Darcy & Jane on a grant from Arts Council England for a UK tour whcih premiered at the 2006 Bath Jane Austen Festival.  LD&J has since been produced throughout the UK, in the US, and in Australia. 

Norland's first play, Mothers Have Nine Lives, a series of linked monologues about motherhood, premiered off Broadway, NY, in the 1992 Young Playwrights Festival, and has since been widely produced in the US, the UK, and Australia.  "Mothers" is available on the ProPlay website of professionally produced scripts at www.proplay.ws.

Norland's  short play, Lydia Reconsiders, which champions Lydia Bennet, the black sheep of Pride and Prejudice, was selected as a finalist in the 2004 National Ten-Minute Play Contest sponsored by the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Norland has a B.A. from Brown University, Rhode Island, an M.Phil. from King's College, Cambridge, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.  In her previous career as a lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in London, she launched the Artbeat partnership, in which professional artists coached art students in Tower Hamlets, London to create work for display at Allen & Overy's offices,  as well as the Artbeat mentoring and scholarship program to assist Artbeat students seeking to pursue higher education in art. 


Samuel French Titles by Joanna Norland