Whitney Rowland is a Minneapolis-based playwright, screenwriter, game designer, and arts admin. She has been a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the UMass PlayLab, and shortlisted for the Theatre503 New Play Award. She was also a finalist for the Jerome Fellowship at the Playwrights’ Center. This summer, Whitney’s time-bending drama Wayfinding will be developed at the Great Plains Theatre Conference and PlayPenn Conference, through which she was named a 2019 Haas Fellow.
On the screen side of things, her feature length kids’ sports screenplay The Buzzbots was a winner in the 2017 CMU/Sloan Screenwriting Contest, earning her a $7,500 grant. Her family drama feature The Way Up was a 2016 finalist for the same award.
Her work has been produced at Off the Wall Productions (Carnegie, PA), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), Rochester Repertory Theatre (Rochester, MN), Northwest Children’s Theatre and School (Portland, OR), Northfield Arts Guild (Northfield, MN), Barn Players' Theatre (Mission, KS), and at universities and colleges across the country. Her plays have been developed at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Region V, Region II, and the National Conference), and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. Whitney holds a bachelors degree in English from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied under Rob Handel.
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