Natalie Symons’ plays have been developed and produced at freeFall Theatre, ACT, Aurora Theatre, American Stage, New American Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Florida Studio Theatre, Bridge Street Theatre, Theatre22, Amas Musical Theatre, New Century Theatre, and Urbanite Theatre.
Awards/recognitions: Lark Eden: Suzi Bass nomination, Creative Loafing Readers’ Choice ‘Best Playwright.’ The Buffalo Kings: 8 Theatre Tampa Bay Award nominations including ‘Outstanding Play,’ Broadway World Award ‘Best Play,’ Creative Loafing Critics’ Choice Award ‘Best Playwright,’ Naming True: ACT/Theatre22 The Construction Zone New Works Festival, Recipient of Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop Prize, Bridge Initiative Women in Theatre Playwright of the Year Award finalist, Ashland New Play Festival finalist, Hope and Optimism (University of Notre Dame and Cornell University) finalist.
Natalie’s commissioned play Schooney’s Home for Girls and John, inspired by the book Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker, will premier at Florida Studio Theatre this spring. Natalie will be the Playwright in Residence for the 2018/19 season at American Stage. She is the author of the upcoming novel Call Her Frank, a literary mystery set in a forgotten steel town in Pennsylvania. Natalie has a degree in human services and drama therapy, and studied theatre at Boston University.
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