An Evening with Eliza Bent

    October 25, 2018

    On Saturday, Oct. 27, the inaugural Humanities Initiative Artist-in-Residence, Eliza Bent will present selections from her plays Toilet FireIndeed, Friend; and Bonnie's Last Flight in the Royal Theatre at The University of Scranton.  

    Bent's plays have been developed and presented in productions, readings, and workshops at the Abrons Arts Center, JACK, the New Ohio, the Atlantic, and the Bushwick Starr. Residencies: SPACE on Ryder Farm, New Georges Audrey Residency,  Target Margin Institute Fellow, MacDowell Colony Fellow, currently artist-in-residence at the Abingdon Theatre. Awards/Citations: LMCC process grant, Critics Pick for Toilet Fire, 2014 Payne Award for Outstanding Theatrical Event. Alum: SPACE on Ryder Farm “Working Farm,” Project Y Playwright’s Group, TerraNova’s Groundbreakers group, New Georges affiliated artist. Bent is a former senior editor at American Theatre magazine, a performer with the Obie-award winning company Half Straddle, a frequent guest artist at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and an adjunct lecturer in creative writing at Brooklyn College where she received an MFA in playwriting.

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