2014 PLAYLAB PLAY

Bonnie Metzgar

Chicago, IL


Bonnie Metzgar is a playwright, director, dramaturg and producer. Currently, Metzgar is the 2013-2014 Carl Djerassi Fellow in Playwriting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For the past five years, Metzgar served as artistic director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre, dedicated to advancing the national dialogue on sexuality and gender. In 2006-7, Metzgar produced Suzan Lori-Parks’s epic 365 Days/365 Plays, an international event with over 600 participating theaters sharing in a yearlong world premiere. From 2004 – 2007, Metzgar was the associate artistic director of Curious Theatre Company in Denver where she was named “2006 Colorado Theater person of the year”. Metzgar also spent nine years as associate producer at the Public Theater where she founded Joe’s Pub. Metzgar is proud to be on the faculty of Hollins University’s MFA Playwriting program and has taught at Brown, University of Chicago, Wisconsin, DePaul, Yale and University of Colorado, Denver. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Iowa and her BA from Brown.



You Lost Me


The Shipwreck Coast, Newfoundland, 1824. 17-year-old Ann Harvey saves over 160 Irish survivors from a wreck, making her an instant hero along this remote and rocky shore. Almost 300 years later, the Harvey family homestead has become the Shipwreck Inn, and present-day proprietor Ann Harvey has just started a new blog for the Inn with the support and ridicule of her teenage nephew, Joe-L. A memory house for all those lost at sea, You Lost Me maps the responsibility of the survivors to remember, and their struggle in the aftermath to find their way home.



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