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, a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, a finalist for the UMass PlayLab, shortlisted for the Theatre503 New Play Award (London, UK), as well as a finalist for both the Jerome Playwriting Fellowship and the Core Writer program at the Playwrights’ Center. Her plays have been developed at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festivals (regional and national), Great Plains Theatre Conference, and PlayPenn New Play Development Conference, where Whitney was named a 2019 Haas Fellow. Her work has been produced at Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Minnesota Shorts, Northwest Children’s Theater & School, as well as colleges and universities around the country.
On the screen side of things, Whitney’s kids' sports feature-length screenplay THE BUZZBOTS was a winner in the 2017 CMU/Sloan Screenwriting Contest, earning her a $7,500 grant. Her family drama THE WAY UP was a 2016 finalist for the same award.
Whitney holds a Bachelors from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon. To contact her, click the button below. She’s always available for commissions, collaborations, consultations, or friendly chats.